Cambodia charges six as MP ‘sex scandal’ deepens

May 2, 2016 6:09 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

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.

Kem Sokha
Kem Sokha

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

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