Cambodia’s controversial ambassador to South Korea, Suth Dina, was today brought in for questioning by the Anti-Corruption Unit in relation to a corruption investigation and faces the possibility of arrest, ACU president Om Yentieng confirmed. “We have brought him to hear his answers. We took him from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at about 8am,” Yentieng said this morning. Yentieng said today’s questioning followed two inspections by the Ministry of Economy and Finance to audit spending at the Cambodian embassy in South Korea. ACU investigators had also visited South Korea and travelled around Cambodia to pursue the complaints, he said. Dina, posted to Seoul in 2014, had revealed he was under investigation in a Facebook post earlier this month, in which he appealed to Prime Minister for help to safeguard his position and deliver him “justice” from the “setup”. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry has not responded to a request for comment. Dina has long come under attack for frequently warning Cambodia’s large diaspora in South Korea to stay away from opposition activities in the country, threatening them with arrest and deportation.
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