Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 1 – Phnom Penh Deputy Prosecutor Seng Heang, on Saturday, decided to charge Rong Chhun with incitement to cause serious social unrest under article 495 of Cambodian Criminal Code.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court Spokesperson Kuch Kimlong told Fresh News on Friday that “Rong Chhun was arrested for allegedly distorting news on border issue. He committed a flagrante delicto crime, the acts of incitement to cause serious social unrest under article 495 of Cambodian Criminal Code.”
Chhun led a team to Tboung Khmum province on 20 July 2020 to inspect land along the Cambodian Vietnamese border and then he gave an interview with Radio Free Asia that the new Cambodia-Vietnam border demarcation violated Cambodian territory for 500 meters.
The Royal Government’s Joint Boundary Commission rejected all allegations made by Chhun and stressed that Vietnam did not violate Cambodian territory, according to a commission statement dated 31 July.
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