Cambodian King grants pardon to jailed ex-ambassador to S.Korea

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni has signed a royal decree to deliver a pardon to former ambassador to South Korea Suth Dina at the request of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

In the royal decree dated Tuesday and released to Xinhua on Saturday (May 16), the monarch granted amnesty to Dina, 49, who was convicted of abuse of power and embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison in 2016.

“Samdech Techo Hun Sen, prime minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, must take responsibility to implement this royal decree from the day of signature,” the king wrote.

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