Phnom Penh (FN), August 1 – Ky Tech, lawyer for Prime Minister Hun Sen has just a moment ago been to Phnom Penh Municipal Court today, August 1, 2016, to lodge legal complaints against both the opposition party leader Sam Rainsy and a senator from Sam Rainsy Party, Ms. Thak Lany, both for accusing the government and the Prime Minister of being behind the slaying of political analyst Kem Ley.
On July 10, 2016, just hours after political analyst Kem Ley was shot dead in a convenient shop at the center of Phnom Penh, Sam Rainsy came out to accuse the government of being behind the slaying of the political commentator. The government and the ruling party, the Cambodian People’s Party, have then urged that the opposition leader provides sufficient evidence to support the accusation.
Also, a senator from the opposition Sam Rainsy Party, Ms. Thak Lany, in a video clip of her meeting and dialogue with her party’s supporters, went straight forward by accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of killing the commentator.
Senior government officials take these accusations by the opposition party as a serious painting and causing a serious harm to the image of the head of government.