6 held over Cambodian opposition activist’s slaying

Police say an argument, not politics, led to Po Hin Lean’s death.

Six suspects were in custody on Oct 19 in connection with the murder of a 49-year-old activist from Cambodia’s opposition Candlelight Party who was shot dead by a “security guard” on Sunday while fishing.

Police were adamant that the killing of Po Hin Lean, a father of three, was not politically motivated, telling pro-government media that it was an argument between the men that led to his death.

“During the quarreling, the victim cursed them and also threatened to beat some of them,” Major Song Hing, deputy chief of Ou Reang Ov district, told the Khmer Times. “Then one of the suspects fired three shots and the victim died on the spot in the rice field.”

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