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Call to arrest Facebook user over Hun Sen death threat

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Facebook user Tharith Bun, a Cambodian living in Bangkok. Facebook

A government spokesman today said he will file a complaint to the Interior Ministry today asking it to search and arrest a Facebook user for posting a death threat aimed at Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Spokesman Phay Siphan said Facebook user Tharith Bun, a Cambodian living in Bangkok, frequently uploaded posts to insult and defame the government by using inappropriate language, mainly focused on Mr Hun Sen.

“According to his posts, he wanted to cause chaos,” Mr Siphan said. “He criticised statements made by the government. He insulted a government leader by saying he would shoot Prime Minister Hun Sen in the head.”

Mr Siphan noted that Cambodian authorities will seek assistance from Thai authorities to search for Mr Tharith to have him deported once the complaint reaches the Interior Ministry.

Full story in Monday’s paper

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