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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cambodia’s Ruling Party to Take Legal Action Against Woman For Throwing Shoe

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) and president of the National Assembly Heng Samrin (L) pray to Buddhist monks during a Cambodian People's Party (CPP)
ceremony marking the 38th anniversary of the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in Phnom Penh, Jan. 7, 2017.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) and president of the National Assembly Heng Samrin (L) pray to Buddhist monks during a Cambodian People's Party (CPP) ceremony marking the 38th anniversary of the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in Phnom Penh, Jan. 7, 2017.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party to Take Legal Action Against Woman For Throwing Shoe

RFA | 10 April 2017

Cambodia’s ruling party will take legal action against a woman who threw a shoe at a party banner that was posted alongside photos of Prime Minister Hun Sen and a high-ranking parliamentary official, a Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman said Monday.

Video clips posted on Facebook show 38-year-old Sam Sokha from Kampong Speu province throwing her shoe at a banner flanked by pictures of Hun Sen and Heng Samrin, president of the National Assembly.

CPP spokesman Sok Eysan said the party will not address Sam Sokha’s “morality” but will take legal action against her because of her intent to curse its leaders.

“She threw the shoe twice at the banner, so that indicates that she intended to do it, and we will not let her get away with this,” he said.

“We will not correct her mistake, but the court needs to take legal action against her so that no one else dares to do like she did,” he said. “As you know, the two leaders are members of the nation’s elites.”


The CCP [CPP] office in Kampong Speu province to file the complaint against Sam Sokha, Sok Eysan said.

Keo Sothea, court prosecutor for Kampong Speu province, issued a summons on April 8 for Sam Sokha to appear before provincial police commissioner Sam Samuon by June 8.

Sam Samuon told local media that the police are looking for Sam Sokha, and he has issued a public appeal that people stop her or immediately report to authorities if they see her.

RFA’s Khmer Service was unable to reach either man for comment.

Sok Sam Oeun, chief attorney of the AMRIN Law and Consultants Group, told RFA that it is unreasonable to take legal action against Sam Sokha for throwing her shoe at the CPP banner.

“I really don’t understand what kind of measure this is to take against her,” he said, adding that she had not committed a serious crime.

Sok Sam Oeun suggested that authorities should merely advise her on proper conduct.

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has said that Sam Sokha is not one of its activists.


6 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:26 PM

    Et ces deux là, vous êtes trop méchant! Bonne nouvelle khmère année quand même!

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    1. Anonymous12:11 AM

      Bonne nouvelle année​ khmère***

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  2. Anonymous12:38 AM

    Hun Sen was lucky, the lady could have thrown
    instead human feces (Ach).

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    1. Anonymous9:29 AM

      You folks need to learn to behave in a more civilized manner.

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    2. Anonymous10:00 AM

      9:29 AM

      Tell that to YOUR Samdach Ach Koar Hun Sen.
      And ask your Ach Koar to tell that to his Hanoi Masters !!!

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    3. Anonymous10:15 AM

      Anonymous9:29 AM, you wanna come eat our shit and drink our urine in the Tonle Sap [Khmer worldwide-known fresh water] lake? We are floating all over the place there...

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