The Ministry of Interior has formed an "investigation
committee" to determine how to move forward in the murder case of
opposition journalist Khim Sambor, an official said Tuesday.
The ministry has received a letter from the FBI, but the
investigation committee will decide how the FBI can help, said Interior
Ministry spokesman Lt. Gen. Khieu Sopheak told VOA Khmer.
The ministry has requested the help of the FBI, but US
officials said this week they were still waiting for a specific responses on
how the US
agency might help the investigation.
"We're still waiting," former US ambassador Joseph
Mussomeli told reporters before leaving the country Monday. "We are still awaiting from the police a
list of exactly what they think they need from us."
"We have very good ideas of what they need from us, and
we are sharing that as well," Mussomeli said.
The FBI could help, for example, through the use of a sketch
artist or forensic specialists, US Embassy spokesman John Johnson said Tuesday.
Khim Sambor was shot dead in Phnom Penh on July 11, along with his son,
two weeks ahead of national elections. No suspect has been arrested.