Cambodian activist is shot dead


Phnom Penh - A key activist for Cambodia's opposition leader, Mr Sam Rainsy, has died after being shot by two gunmen, police and party officials said.

Mr Toch Voeun (54) was shot dead late on Thursday at his house in Ta Peam village, Siem Reap province, around 300 km north of Phnom Penh, police and opposition party officials said. "He was shot with two rounds of an automatic weapon," said chief of Siem Reap criminal police, Mr Ou Em.