Accessibility links

Breaking News

Former King Sihanouk's adviser is Still Wanted by Phnom Penh Court

Dr. Say Bory, a lawyer and former King Sihanouk's adviser is facing a Phnom Penh municipal court's warrant, and told the former monarch that this warrant to bring him to court for clarification is an act of defying the former majesty. Former King Sihanouk was not warned about this warrant.

Dr Say is a member of the Constitutional Council, a supreme legal institution of Cambodia.

A high ranking police official confirms with VOA that there is such a warrant for Dr. Say. Dr. Say's letter to the former King talked about the Supplemental border treaty which resulted in Cambodia losing her territory. Former King Sihanouk posted this letter on his personal web site.

In his most recent letter to the former monarch, Dr. Say told former King Sihanouk that he is innocent, and that because he is the former king's adviser, he has the right to express his opinion on important issues such as the border issue and that he did not defame anyone, did not mention any individual or the government.

The government spokesman Khieu Kanharith dismisses Dr. Say's idea about the warrant as an act of looking down on the aging former king.