Arrest over PM insult

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Captain Leang La, aka Leala Leang, on Facebook. Supplied

A police officer at the Ministry of Interior was arrested yesterday, accused of insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family on Facebook. 
 
Captain Leang La, under his Facebook alias Leala Leang,  posted to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s timeline that “Achor Hun Sen soon will die, all Hun’s family be exiled before 2018. Your fate would die or jail unavoidable”.   
 
He replaced his real profile photo with a photoshopped one, showing his face and a military uniform with five stars next to a picture of Mr Hun Sen, purporting to show the Prime Minister as subordinate to him. 
 
Chea Pao, director of the anti-technology crimes department, confirmed the arrest and said Mr Leang La was being questioned to find out the motive for the insult.
 
“It is under investigation and we will release more details when we find out the truth,” said Mr Pao.
 
A number of Facebook users have been charged and convicted of insulting Mr Hun Sen and his government in the past. 

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