Cell for politician after joking about neighbour

A member of Parliament in Cambodia will pay a hefty price for a joke about the cession of territory to Viet Nam.

On Facebook wrote the Member of the opposition that the Government had ceded to neighbour Viet Nam some land. He had a card in. A judge gave the forty year old Um Sam An a prison sentence of 2.5 years. If you have something not to do in Cambodia, then it is joking about the relationship with the much larger neighbors Thailand and Viet Nam.

Many Cambodians are very suspicious towards these two countries. The judge sentenced the politician because of causing discrimination and instability. He got a penalty converted by 890 euros.