Phnom Penh (FN), Jan 17 – Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to file a lawsuit against Sam Rainsy for $1 million over defamation, according to the premier’s lawyer, Ky Tech.
Ky Tech told Fresh News that the lawsuit will be filed on Wednesday after the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) Leader Sam Rainsy accused the premier during his meeting with CNRP’s activists in France for bribing Thy Sovantha, a Cambodian social media star and former opposition activist, to attack CNRP.
“The premier asked me to study on the above case before he left to Switzerland and that I have enough evidence, I have the right to file a lawsuit against Sam Rainsy for $1 million over public defamation case”, said the premier’s lawyer.
“The complaint is already prepared and will be submitted to Phnom Penh Municipal Court tomorrow”, he added.
Likewise, Sovantha also sued Sam Rainsy for $250,000 over defamation Tuesday afternoon.