Australian former MP set to be trialled in absentia for ‘incitement’ in Cambodia

A former Victorian MP has been charged with incitement in Cambodia and could face jail time if he returns to his country of birth, as part of mass trials in what the former politician says is a “kangaroo court”.

Hong Lim is one of 15 people named in part of a group trial on charges of incitement or instigating incitement, according to human rights groups.

Mr Lim served in the Victorian Legislative Assembly for 22 years between 1996 and 2018, representing the seats of Clayton and Clarinda.

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