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Cambodia Prime Minister's Nephew Arrested

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nephew was arrested Tuesday on murder charges for allegedly shooting to death two people after a car crash, police said. Nim Sophea, 22, was arrested just north of Phnom Penh on charges of causing a traffic accident and murder, according to a warrant signed by judge Hing Thirith. Nim Sophea is the son of Hun Sen’s sister. She is married to Nim Chan Dara, the undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who until recently was the ambassador to Myanmar. “We have determined that Nim Sophea was the shooter, but Nim Sophea himself has claimed to the (police) that he did not shoot, but that he was the one who tried to stop his friend who was shooting,” said Heng Pov, a local deputy police commissioner. Full Story

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