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More than 30 court cases to be filed against Sam Rainsy: PM

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Prime Minister Hun Sen, speaking to thousands of garment workers in Koh Kong province today. Photo Supplied

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that his lawyers have prepared to file dozens of lawsuits against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy over insulting and will seek to seize all of his property for compensation.

Speaking to thousands of garment workers in Koh Kong province today, Mr Hun Sen said his lawyers are considering to file about 32 lawsuits, mostly related to insulting and defamation against Mr Rainsy over his Facebook posts.

“You scoundrel [Mr Rainsy] cursed my life. I will not forgive this,” he said. “I told my lawyers to study what had been posted on Facebook in which he has insulted me by using photos with my head cut off.”

Mr Hun Sen added that a total of 32 cases are handled by his lawyers and that he will ask them to figure out how they could request for an order to have Mr Rainsy’s properties seized as compensation and then he will donate it to the orphanages.

“Please seize all of his properties. I believe the compensation will be about $2 million dollars,” he said. “I regretted that there was a case I requested for only 100 riels as compensation, but this time I will not forgive his act.”

Mr Rainsy, who lives in exile, has faced a slew of court cases, including by Mr Hun Sen and National Assembly president Heng Samrin who sued him for defamations.

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