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Sovantha files another CNRP defamation suit

Thy Sovantha speaks to media outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court in April.
Thy Sovantha speaks to media outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court in April. Pha Lina

Sovantha files another CNRP defamation suit

Thy Sovantha has filed a defamation complaint against two CNRP activists for questioning the attendance figures at a forum organised by her NGO in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat district.

The complaint, filed on June 24, alleges that Mounh Sarath, head of the CNRP taskforce for the province, and Oun Vansak, administrator of the I love Cambodia Hot News II Facebook page, took to social media to say her forum had only 70 attendees when, by her count, there were actually about 900.

“He [Sarath] said I edited the photos of the forum,” the complaint reads. “The prosecutor should take legal action.”

Sarath dismissed her complaint yesterday, saying it was simple freedom of expression. “Whether the court takes action . . . depends on the court’s discretion. What I said was just my opinion.”

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