Prime Minister Hun Sen’s lawyers slapped political commentator Kim Sok with a second lawsuit on Thursday, as Mr. Sok said he would ignore a summons to appear for questioning today and continue speaking out.
“If they want to add 100 cases, add 1,000 cases, my stance will be the same,” Mr. Sok said on Thursday outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. “If you want to take it to boiling point, let’s do it.”
Commentator Kim Sok speaks to reporters outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)Mr. Hun Sen filed the first $500,000 suit on Monday, accusing Mr. Sok of claiming in a Radio Free Asia interview on Saturday that the ruling party had killed analyst Kem Ley.
The prime minister’s lawyer, Ky Tech, returned to court on Thursday to file a second lawsuit demanding 10 million riel, or about $2,500, for comments Mr. Sok made in a subsequent interview on Monday blaming a government-affiliated “network” for Kem Ley’s July murder.

“Kim Sok continues to violate the law toward the government,” Mr. Tech said. “We don’t exaggerate