Hun Sen rewards man who apologised for royal insult

Activist detained for defaming monarch joins PM's party and gets high-level state job.

A Cambodian activist arrested for insulting the king was made a government official on Saturday after securing his release with a public apology and defecting to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party.

Yim Sinorn, formerly an aide to a prominent opposition leader, was detained last month and charged with insulting the monarch and incitement to commit serious unrest in comments he posted on social media.

His Facebook post followed a ceremony at Angkor Wat where King Norodom Sihamoni, Prime Minister Hun Sen and senior government officials  had gathered to light the torch for the Southeast Asian Games that will be held in Cambodia next month.

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