Phnom Penh (FN), July 10 – Phnom Penh municipal court issued the second order to summon Sam Rainsy, former opposition leader, to clarify to the court on 28 August 2019 over alleged incitement by using the name of former police chief Hok Lundy, according to the second order issued on 5 August 2019, following the first order on 31 October 2019.

On 6 July, Cambodian Minister of Interior Sar Kheng filed a lawsuit to the court against Sam Rainsy for incitement that 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.