Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 6 – Kong Korm, confidant of the exiled former leader Sam Rainsy, was summoned to clarify to the court on 23 January 2019 regarding the accused Kem Sokha’s criminal case “conspiring with foreigner”, according to the court’s order dated 26 December 2018.

The clarification of Kong Korm will be done in investigating phase. The judge also rejected Sokha’s lawyer’s request to eliminate the charge against Kem Sokha, said Y Rin, a court spokesman.

Former leader of Cambodia National Rescue Party Kem Sokha was arrested by justice police at his house in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork at 00:35 am on 3 September 2017. Sokha was allegedly charged with conspiring with foreigners when he appeared in a video published by CBN, speaking of his plans to topple the legitimate government. His offence subjects to 15-30 years imprisonment.