Friday, July 16, 2010

Leading opposition MP faces arrest in Cambodia

Mu Sochua refuses to pay a fine despite a deadline that expired on Thursday evening local time. Criminal convictions against two leading opposition MPs mean they could be banned from competing in the 2013 election.

"I am not going to pay any fine, because my conscience cannot let me pay the fine. Therefore this is really the countdown. I am ready – emotionally, psychologically, physically – ready to go to jail," Mu Sochua told Deutsche Welle on Thursday.

She is arguably Cambodia's leading female parliamentarian, and in the past year has gained a higher international profile.

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