Cambodian parliament approves court action against opposition leader

(From Reuters)

Cambodia’s parliament has voted to allow a court investigation into an opposition leader accused of procuring a prostitute, a vote that could push the country closer to political turmoil.

Police armed with tear gas and riot gear block the road in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district yesterday as CNRP supporters try to make their way to the Royal Palace

Police block the road in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district as CNRP supporters try to make their way to the Royal Palace

Kem Sokha

Kem Sokha

The case of the opposition leader, Kem Sokha, and his alleged assignation has dominated politics for weeks and has raised tension in the run-up to a 2018 election that could prove to be veteran Prime Minister Hun Sen’s most serious test at the ballot box.

Opponents of Hun Sen say the self-styled strongman is using the judiciary to neutralize his opponents. The government denies that.

Kem Sokha is acting chief of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Read More



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