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Sam Rainsy Testified in Court Tuesday - 2004-12-07

Cambodian opposition party president Sam Rainsy showed up in a Phnom Penh court Tuesday to answer questions relating to a lawsuit filed by his fellow members of parliament.

Sixty-two members of parliament accused Mr. Sam Rainsy of providing false information about a planned protest to former King Norodom Sihanouk in October.

In the lawsuit, the lawmakers said Mr. Rainsy's false information led to the king's abdication.

The opposition party president said he provided the court all the documents he has to back up his warning to the king about the planned protest.

The court is still investigating the case and until now has not indicted Mr. Rainsy yet.