Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Opposition leaders call for investigation over food vendor shooting
The Cambodia Herald, November 18, 2013
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader, Sam Rainsy has voiced his party's commitment to find justice for the victim that was killed in last week's riot between protesting SL workers and police forces.
He called on the police to find and capture the person who fired the deadly shot that killed a food vendor during the violence at the SL garment factory in Stung Meanchey district and bring him before the court.
We have to file charges with national and international courts to bring the murderer before the full power of the courts, he said.
"All Khmer people have to unite with workers to demand salary increases of at least $150 per month," he said.
Kem Sokha, CNRP acting president, said that another condition the CNRP has added to their list for the Cambodian People’s Party is to start an investigation to arrest the gunman along with the one that ordered the shooting.
Sokha also accused the CPP of not respecting the contract in which the government agreed that they will not commit violent acts.
"In the negotiations on November 16, there was an agreement with the government and the CPP to stop committing violent acts, but the CPP didn't respect this agreement because the police committed violence on December 12," he said.
The CNRP will find justice for the protestors, monks, residents and other victims of last week's riot at Stung Meanchey, he added.
Khirt Chantharith, spokesman for the General Commissariat of National Police, said that so far no policeman have been found guilty of shooting Eng Sokhom, the food vendor killed during the riot.
The Police have created a group to investigate this case, but currently no results have come out, he added.
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