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Rainsy indicted for treason

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Sam Rainsy speaking at CNRP headquarter in early 2015. KT/ Chor Sokunthea

The Interior Minister’s anti-terrorism department indicted former opposition leader Sam Rainsy on charges of treason.  The indictment was presented to Phnom Penh Municipal on March 15.

He is accused of agreeing to hand over parts of Cambodia to Vietnam’s Montagnards in the event of his winning the 2013 election; and that is a treasonous act against the Kingdom’s sovereignty .

The indictment was prompted by an investigation, ordered by the Prime Minister, that underpinned allegations of Sam Rainsy’s willingness to cut the provinces Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri, Stung Treng and Kratie out of the KIngdom’s northeast and give them to the Mongtagnard.

Y Sok Khy, anti-terrorism department director, presented evidence that was leaked to Facebook.  There’s a video showing Mr Rainsy telling the US Montegnard that he turn over the land [we reported], and documents dated April 12, 2013  signed by him and Kok Ksor, head of a Mongtagnard association in the US.

Y Sok Khy made quite clear that, “The video footage, and the signing [of a paper] to cede territory to a foreign state or agency show that Sam Rainsy’s acts are truly treason.”

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