Friday, December 13, 2013

Officer to be questioned over online threat

Meas Sokchea, The Phnom Penh Post
Fri, 13 December 2013

A police official possibly connected to a Facebook death threat against deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha is scheduled to be questioned by National Police today.

Police are investigating the case after Interior Minister Sar Kheng last week received a letter from opposition spokesman Yim Sovann reporting that a Facebook user going by Pheng Vannak had posted a threat to shoot Sokha seven times, spokesman Kirt Chantharith said.

Chantharith declined to confirm that Vannak, a National Police officer, was summonsed for questioning, but Vannak told the Post police had asked him to come in and clarify the Facebook post.

Vannak denied making the threat, saying the allegations had already caused backlash.

“I have already prepared a clarification report to my superiors for the investigation,” Vannak said. “I did nothing wrong, [but] I worry for my safety. Someone threatened me and threw a stone at my car.”


Anonymous said...

You posted the theating to MR Kem Sokha, because your brain is full of Viet's theory annexating Khmer land and now you say you didn't do it ! Who will believe you and now you are afraid from die for yourself too? From former Khmer Rouge cadre

Anonymous said...

Peng Vannak, your brain is full of shit that makes you don't understand about Khmer hero Kem Sokha is trying to save Khmers from Vietnam. Your brain is basically DEAD. When Vietnam taking over your country, then don't be sorry. It is too fucking late.

Anonymous said...

Where is justice? And the right to safety and security?

If the same threat is made on Hun sen, what would happen? This is another proof that Cambodian government has no intention and incapable of providing justice to the society! Step down Hun sen!