July 11, 2016

Political analyst Kem Ley shot dead; suspect arrested

សូមស្ដាប់​អ្នកស្រី សុ ជីវី និង​លោក យ៉ង ចាន់តារា [RFA] មានសេចក្ដីរាយការណ៍​ព័ត៌មាន​ពិស្ដារ៖

Mech Dara, Niem Chheng and Shaun Turton
The Phnom Penh Post, Sun, 10 July 2016

Kem Ley, longtime political analyst and organiser of the fledgling Grassroots Democracy Party, was shot dead this morning outside a CalTex service station on the corner of Monivong and Mao Tse Tuong Boulevards in Phnom Penh.

Detectives emerging from the crime scene this afternoon said Ley had been shot twice, once in the shoulder and once in the head.

National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith confirmed the slaying earlier in the day.

សូមស្ដាប់ចម្លើយសារភាពរបស់ខ្មាន់កាំភ្លើង ដែលបាញ់សម្លាប់លោកបណ្ឌិត កែម ឡី

Fresh News -- (ភ្នំពេញ)៖ សូមស្ដាប់ចម្លើយសារភាពរបស់ខ្មាន់កាំភ្លើង ឈ្មោះ ជួប សម្លាប់ ដែលបានបាញ់សម្លាប់លោក កែម ឡី នៅ Star Mart ស្តុបបូកគោ ខណ្ឌចំការមន។ ខ្មាន់កាំភ្លើងដែលបាញ់សម្លាប់លោក កែម ឡី បានសារភាពប្រាប់សមត្ថកិច្ចថា មូលហេតុដែលនាំឲ្យតាមបាញ់សម្លាប់ជនរងគ្រោះនោះ គឺផ្តើមចេញមកពីរឿងលក់ដីមួយកន្លែង ដែលត្រូវបានរាជរដ្ឋាភិបាលផ្តល់ជូនដោយលក់បាន៣-៤ពាន់ដុល្លារ ពេលនោះលោក កែម ឡី បានប្រាប់ទៅខ្មាន់កាំភ្លើងថា លុយនេះទុកសម្រាប់ជួយជនក្រីក្រ (ពួកគេទាំង២នាក់ស្គាល់ និងរាប់អានគ្នា)។ ខ្មាន់កាំភ្លើងសារភាពថា កាំភ្លើងដែលបាញ់សម្លាប់​លោក កែម ឡី ទិញនៅប្រទេសថៃ៕

Bystanders examine the body of political activist Kem Ley after he was fatally shot by a gunman by a CalTex service station in Phnom Penh this morning. Hong Menea

"Yes, the person who was shot dead is Kem Ley," Chantharith told the Post. "We don't know how many suspects yet, but we arrested one and he is being questioned now. The suspect said the motive of the killing was about [Ley] owing money. But we don't believe him yet. We are still questioning him."

CalTex service attendants who spoke to Post reporters on condition of anonymity described hearing two to three shots.

Slain political analyst and Grassroots Democracy Party founder Kem Ley (centre). Heng Chivoan

“All the customers ran out,” one attendant who was pumping gas at the time said. “At that time, it was quiet, there were not many people. … We thought it was an explosion. There were people inside shouting ‘robbery!’ But a woman came out crying and said it was not a robbery, it was a murder. She was crying and she was shaking.”

The attendant added that Ley was a regular customer of the store and came each morning to drink coffee and read the newspaper.

The alleged shooter, which Phnom Penh police chief Choun Sovann​ confirmed has been arrested, was initially seen fleeing on foot.

Kem Ley's wife (right) and daughter (centre) stand outside the crime scene following Ley's fatal shooting this morning. Hong Menea


Le Chasseur de Logiciels said...

My God ! Are we back in the 80s.

O_O said...


Hero Son Kuy of Kampuchea Krom said...

This is 100% the work of dictator Hun Sen--to silence all critics and dissidents. No needs to investigate further because dictator Hun Sen is behind the killing of Doctor Hero Kem Ley.

God Bless Hero Kem Ley! Doctor Kem Ley is today hero for all Khmer.

Kim Ea said...

Khmer societies as a whole have a big lost of an hero for a democratic opinion . I am lives abroad praise for his families ,relatives or friends ,who suffer a tremendous undeniable lost of this human dignity and resource . This is a bombshell in our nation and the world , we lost a national hero again . But his voice , idea,courage and opinion stay in our heart for ever to come . You moron can terminated him but can not suppress his heroine of fair opinion from this nation and world at all .

henry said...

The pattern of killing is too obvious; the people who speak the truth about ah kook Hun Sen’s traitorous government are gunned down.

Below is a comment on the web.

ខ្ញុំអត់ជឿទៅលើសំដីរបស់ជនសង្ស័យនោះឡើយ ដែលថាលោកបណ្ឌិតកែម ឡី ជំពាក់លុយគាត់៣០០០ដុល្លារនោះ។ រឿងចាស់មានភាពស្រដៀងៗគ្នាច្រើនណាស់ដែលបានកើតនិងកំពុងបន្តកើតមាននៅស្រុករំដួលរបស់យើង តែទីបំផុតយុត្តិធម៌គ្មានស្រមោលឡើយសម្រាប់អ្នកគ្មានអំណាច សម្រាប់អ្នកដែលរិះគន់រដ្ឋាភិបាលនិងគណៈបក្សប្រជាជនកម្ពុជានិងសម្រាប់អ្នកដែលប្រឆាំង។

Unknown said...

រឿងនេះទោះជាមិន ហ៊ុន សែន ក៍ហ៊ុន សែន​ ដែរ តែធ្វើម្តេចទៅ បើអាគុកវាមានល្បិចនឹងអំណាចជាស្តេចក្រាញ់ទៅហើយនោះ តើអ្នកណាទៅដែលហ៊ានចង្អុលចំនោះ ដូច្នេះវានឹងក្លាយ ទៅជា អ្នកណាសម្លាប់ កែម ឡី សួរថាតើកូនខ្មែរនឹងធ្វើម្តេច? ដូចយើងឃើញយក ស្រីមុំ ទៅវាធ្វើឲ្យមនុស្យ ជាប់គុក អស់មួយស្រុក ឃើញទេមិនទាន់អីផង វាថាជុំពាក់លុយ តែតាមពិតទៅមិនដែលទាំងស្គាល់គ្នាផង រីឯកាមារ៉ាថតនៅទីនោះ ថាដាច់ភ្លើង តើជឿទេ? តាមពិតពូលីសយកបាត់ តើអ្នកណាហ៊ាននិយាយរឿងពិត? មើលទៅគេសម្លាប់ហើយគេធ្វើបុណ្យឲ្យផង។

henry said...

In my opinion:

Hun Sen wanted to execute Kem Ley a long time ago for speaking the truth but he has waited for the right moment to strike. And now is right time to divert people’s attention from his entanglement with Global Witness researches.

Unknown said...

Why every body point finger to Hun Sen who is the one master mine killed Kem Ley ? Mr kem Ley he been talking the truth and right that make Hun sen so mad with him and lately after the global witness report he was point it out on that report that make Hun Sen and his families so mad. Hun Sen mad with global witness and can't do anything to them than go a head kill Kem Ley and most of Khmer know this but can't do anything beside crying and I also crying because one more good man was took away like that. we used to writing comment but now come to this . I'm so sad .

Hero Son Kuy of Kampuchea Krom said...

The voice and cause of doctor Kem Ley with us Khmer forever! Doctor Kem Ley is a symbol of Khmer Freedom and Justice for all Khmers and for others.

For this case is clear. No needs to investigate anyone else and the suspect arrested was a hire by dictator Hun Sen, because dictator Hun Sen is the master of doctor Kem Ley killing. To prove this, Khmer Nation needs the FBI to investigate the case if dictator Hun Sen denies these charges.

Dictator Hun Sen's killing of doctor Kem Ley has risen all Khmer blood level to the new mark. Khmer cannot and will not forgive dictator traitor Hun Sen and his family for bad deeds any longer.

Hero Son Kuy of Kampuchea Krom said...

How much money this killer and his accomplices were hired by dictator Hun Sen to kill doctor Kem Ley? Thousand or Million dollars or a villa and a land cruiser?

Four-million Souls said...

This is another set up. Just like they did to Chea Vichea, Chut Vuty, Piseth Pillica, Odoum and countless of other journalists and activists. Hun Sen backed by both Chinese and VC Viets to continue to kill all Khmers educated ones, just like always for the last thousand years. Their aim is to swallow it all up, just like they did to Champa, Khmer Krom, Lao and Cambodia. Communists (Chinese, Russian and VC Viets) will not let go of her. Today they push in more and more of their illegal people to fill in the land. To make sure that Khmers becoming a minority group and be their slaves. E.g how they hire Khmers to do hard labour job while they are being the boss of certain companies. Their aim is to destroy a colony slowly until it is done. Why? Because they know that Khmers are 'Pro-US and Pro - Democracy'. For them, they make this won't happen. So, they are trying to fuse Khmers together with the communists party. Even the Chinese beginning to influx more and more of their illegal as well. They already prepared part of Khmers' land, by building the so called 'China.Town city' and their port to transporting in and out of the country.

Kem Ley knew too much of their evil activities e.g how both King Hecmony and Hun Sen made deal with them, in return for power and security for the Crook Dynasty. But, for the communists party, they have nothing to lose but gain. By using the technique of 'killing two birds with one stone' and by 'using their whores to win all wars'. Little did the dumb Hun and King Hecmony know of their planned. Because of too good to called as 'Kings of Cambodia'. Despite of people's approval. However, all are dead men walking. Just like King Sihanouk and all other kings before then. All gone, dead. By then country no more, just like always. Viets Freedom Fighters once said ' they are evils in human form, that they are atheists and they have no mercy and aim is to steal, rob and kill, whenever they can, talking to them means death'. Their evil tactics and tricks are plentiful e.g to frame, defame, rob and kill. 2) to create a problem to convey from the truth. By killing kem Ley is to convey from Global Witness incident. How the Hun dynasty rob off from innocent ones and how they run by mafia string to achieve the outcome e.g a tycoon where no one can touch them. Off course anything, as long as the communists get their way in as well.

Therefore, it is time for the international community to come in to intervene ASAP. Because Cambodia is not independent. It is being run by a mafia group backed by the communists to achieve the outcome of swallow her up in the near future. Their aim is to kill all starting from the top ( educated ones) and slowly consume it all without Hun dynasty knowing it. Just like cancer attacking from the born right through to her body, until it is done. Just like Champa left only name but no more Cham people left to tell all about it. Plus, they don't even spare their whores, once it is done known as 'killing two birds with one stone'. Life is short but brutal and if the good do nothing the evil will win. So, blessed are those who who have eyes to see, ears to hear and mouth to speak truth, Amen!

henry said...

Instead of force feeding people with craps, put up the links so people can do their own researches.

Four-million Souls said...

Agree with 11:51pm

henry said...

Update, Kem Ley Update: ដំណឹងចុងក្រោយពីអ្នកភូមិឃាតករបានប្រាប់ថា "គេនឹងបានឡើងធ្វើធំឆាប់ៗនេះ


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a sad day for Cambodian people who love freedom and democracy. No Cambodian people should die due to political discourse! Mr. Kem Ley is a researcher and it is his job to speak base on his research! The killing of Mr. Kem Ley is wrong and unforgivable act and those who are responsible will face justice now and in the future. If the Vietcong slave dictator thinks that by killing Mr. Kem Ley will divert attentions from more serious issues facing Cambodian people the Vietcong slave dictator is so wrong!

Cambodian people must fight on and there is no place for dictatorship in Cambodia and no more senseless killing of Cambodian people!

henry said...
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henry said...

It was a personal opinion, it was not meant to be a preaching.
Read the line, please.
Anyhow, we now can see the effect, less talk about Global Witness than before the killing of Kem Ley.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Global Witness was right that the whole Cambodian economic system are controlled by AH HUN XEN Vietcong slave dictator family tree which led to many exploitations of Cambodian people and Cambodian natural resources! The dictator can claim that Cambodia has high economic growth but Cambodian people are still dirt poor! The only people who benefit under the current Cambodian economic system is the dictator himself!

The killing of Kem Ley to silence the critic will backfire on the dictator!

henry said...

Remember Hun Sen never has a long term plan to fix thing. He fixes thing on a day to day basis. As of now he does not care about the long term consequence, he puts band-aids on broken things as he goes.
How many promises that he has broken?
His only long term vision is to hang on to power and accumulate his wealth.