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Court Drops Case Against Hun Sen

Phnom Penh Municipal Court dropped a defamation lawsuit against Prime Minister Hun Sen Wednesday, following questioning by the court prosecutor earlier this week.

Hun Sen was facing a suit filed by opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua, who alleged the premier had made disparaging and sexist remarks against her during the 2008 election campaign.

In a letter to Mu Sochua’s lawyer, the court said it was dropping the suit. It did not elaborate.

Hun Sen’s lawyer said Wednesday the prime minister had denied all wrongdoing to the court.