Cambodia charges six as MP ‘sex scandal’ deepens
A Cambodian court on Monday charged six people — including a local United Nations employee — over an alleged attempt to bribe a woman so she would deny an affair with a top opposition party member.
It is the latest twist in a sex scandal that has gripped the country since phone recordings of conversations allegedly between lawmaker Kem Sokha and a 25-year-old hairdresser were leaked two months ago.
Rights groups say the legal proceedings are the latest attempt by Prime Minister Hun Sen to undercut a resurgent opposition trying to end his 31-year grip on power.
The woman initially denied the affair with the MP, who is the deputy leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party. Read More