Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 1 - Heng Pheng, one of the four lawyers of the dissolved opposition party leader Kem Sokha, confirmed Saturday that outgoing US Ambassador William A. Heidt did not meet Kem Sokha as some local news reported.

“We would like to clarify that Kem Sokha did not meet Ambassador Heidt as some news reported,” Pheng wrote on his Facebook earlier today.

Pheng’s statement was made after news reported on Facebook quoted as “US Ambassador met Kem Sokha before his departure. At the last minute of his mission, the Ambassador highly appreciates Kem Sokha, which greatly honors the opposition supporters”.

According to the US Embassy Phnom Penh, Ambassador Heidt officially concluded his mission on 29 November 2018.