Cambodian PM orders probe political analyst’s murder

Cambodian PM orders probe political analyst’s murder

Phnom Penh, July 11 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered authorities to launch a thorough probe into the killing of a prominent political analyst.

Kem Ley, 46, director of the Organisation for Social Development, was shot dead on Sunday near a gas station in capital Phnom Penh, Xinhua news agency reported.

“I order the authorities to find out the perpetrator(s) and accomplice(s) in order to bring them for prosecution in accordance with the law,” the Prime Minister said, adding “This severely affects the reputation of the government.”

He strongly condemned the brutal act and also declared a large-scale campaign to crack down on all crimes in order to strengthen security and social order.

Meanwhile, National Police spokesman Kirt Chantharith said that a 38-year-old male suspect, whose shirt was stained with blood, was arrested with a Glock pistol shortly after the crime.

He said the suspect confessed to the crime, saying that he got furious with Kem Ley, who owed him $3,000, but did not repay him.

However, the suspect’s confession was not taken into account.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here