On 26 January, Cambodian student Kong Bunrith posted a video on Facebook accusing senior officials in the country’s Ministry of Justice of allegedly taking bribes. Kong had claimed that some of his peers paid up to US$150,000 in bribes to secure passing grades.
The municipal court has since summoned him for questioning over accusations of public defamation, slander and incitement to discriminate. The date is set for this Friday, 14 February.
In Kong’s seven-minute video clip on Facebook, he speaks of activities and procedures of corruption, claiming that about 50 students paid bribes totalling as much as US$3 million. He also mentions several Ministry of Justice senior officials involved in the alleged collection of bribes.