Phnom Penh (FN), July 6 - Cambodian Minister of Interior Sar Kheng filed a lawsuit to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court (PPMC) against Sam Rainsy, former opposition leader, for incitement, which would lead to social insecurity and political instability.

Minister Sar Kheng demanded the court to punish Sam Rainsy seriously and claimed a compensation of USD 1 million.

"Sam Rainsy’s accusation was made in order to cause disunity among senior leaders of the Royal Government, leading to chaos, social insecurity, and political instability”, Minister Kheng wrote in a lawsuit.

It is worth noting that Sam Rainsy wrote on Facebook on 2 June that: “Hun Sen murdered the former police chief Hok Lundy by planting the bomb in the helicopter while he [Lundy] was flying over Svay Rieng province on 9 November 2008.”

“Dy Vichea [Lundy’s son] is thinking about the plan on how to take revenge for his father,” Rainsy said.

“This plan was supported by [Interior Minister] Sar Kheng, as Sar Kheng also knows that Hun Sen is preparing to remove him,” Rainsy added.

Kheng’s lawyer told Fresh News that the lawsuit was filed since 2 July 2019 and that the PPMC is proceeding the case.