Senator Hong Sok Hour is escorted into the Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month after being detained by authorities (Photo:cambo-asean.blogspot)
The Phnom Penh Appeal Court on September 17 refused bail to opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Senator Hong Sok Hour who is being detained on charges of publishing the 1979 fake border treaty between Cambodia and Vietnam.

The judges dismissed Hong Sok Hour’s bail and said the Senator would be kept behind bars because of concerns he would reoffend and cause “social disorder”.

Hong Sok Hour was detained on August 15 for posting on social media a document distorting the 36-year-old border agreement between Cambodia and Vietnam.

On August 18, the Phnom Penh Court reached a verdict to arrest him for forgery, misuse of false document and disrupting national security. The Senator could face 17 years behind bars if impeached.-VNA