Son of Cambodian opposition MP shot dead in capital

Phnom Penh - The son of an opposition parliamentarian was shot dead late Sunday in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh Yont Thauron, 25, the son of Yont Tharo, a member of parliament for the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP), was shot while returning from a wedding after the vehicle in which he was travelling was involved in a minor traffic accident.

Veteran SRP politician Son Chhay said the party is concerned the killing could have a political dimension.

"In the past, opposition members have been easy targets for (criminal acts)," he said.

But the city's police chief, Touch Narath, flatly rejected any suggestion of political overtones.

Touch Narath told the German Press Agency

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