Cambodia arrests union leader for ‘incitement’

Rong Chhun, president of Cambodia’s Independent Teachers’ Association, has been arrested for alleged incitement over the country’s disputed border with Vietnam. – AFP pic, August 1, 2020.

CAMBODIA police have arrested a prominent union leader for alleged incitement over long-running border demarcation issues with Vietnam, they said today, the latest crackdown against opposition voices in the kingdom.

Earlier this month Rong Chhun, the outspoken leader of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, released a statement accusing the government of “irregularities” at Cambodia’s eastern border, which he said caused locals to lose their farmland.

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