Cambodian Opposition Chief Fined for Defaming Gov't Lawmaker

July 28, 2016 11:23 AM

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Cambodia's self-exiled opposition leader has been fined for defaming a senior member of the country's ruling party, adding to legal woes hurting his party's ability to operate.

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday convicted Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, of defaming Heng Samrin, a legislator and senior member of the Cambodian People's Party.

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