Monks, Youth Activists Blocked from Commemorating Kem Ley’s Death

Youth activists and monks were prevented from commemorating the 4th anniversary of the killing of political commentator Kem Ley on Wednesday at the Caltex gas station in Phnom Penh, where the popular figure was shot.

Chamkarmon District Administration on Tuesday banned any public memorial services in remembrance of Kem Ley, who was shot by Oeut Ang on July 10, 2016, drinking his morning coffee at a Caltex gas station in Phnom Penh.

Youth activists, monks and Kem Ley’s supporters said they would continue with their plans to remember the political commentator, which is expected to last four days, till July 10.

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