Cambodian opposition MP arrested over 'fake' border map

(VOVworld) – Um Sam An, a member of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested on Sunday for posting a fake border map showing that the government had ceded territory to Vietnam. He was arrested in the province of Siem Reap after returning from overseas.

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Um Sam An was arrested (Photo: Fresh News)

Government spokesman Phay Siphan said Um Sam An had created a fake border map and used it as an incitement to overthrow the government. Another CNRP lawmaker, Hong Sok Hour, is in prison awaiting trial. He is accused of posting a fake government pledge on Facebook to dissolve Cambodia's border with Vietnam. In September 2015, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said he would take tough measures against individuals and organizations who incite political instability and create misunderstandings over border sovereignty.