Prominent Cambodian critic shot dead


PHNOM PENH: A prominent Cambodian political analyst known for his trenchant criticism of the government was shot dead on Sunday morning at a convenience store, police said. The daylight slaying of Kem Ley comes at a time of heightened tensions between strongman premier Hun Sen and the country’s political opposition, who accuse the Prime Minister of launching a fresh crackdown against them. Police said Kem Ley, a popular commentator and grassroots campaigner, was gunned down as he drank coffee at a convenience store attached to a gas station in the capital Phnom Penh.



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