Thai Bunrith, 51, a TCN TV producer, was arrested on 26 May following a lawsuit filed by the Kandal provincial police. He had aired news claiming that Kandal provincial authorities had received bribes from illegal gambling den owners to turn a blind eye. Kandal Provincial Court Investigating Judge Ath Chandara said Bunrith was charged with “Inciting to Discriminate and Public Defamation” under Articles 494, 496, and 305 of the Criminal Code. Kandal Provincial Police officer Leang Sameth said Bunrith’s broadcast claimed that police and military police officers were complicit with illegal online gambling, lottery, and cock fighting in Kandal province.As of December 2022, he remains in prison.
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