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Cambodian journalist found murdered: Police

Published on Sep 12, 2012 1:33 PM

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - A Cambodian journalist who reported on rampant illegal logging in the country has been found murdered in the boot of his car, police said on Wednesday.

Hang Serei Oudom, a reporter at local-language Vorakchun Khmer Daily, was discovered on Tuesday, said senior police officer Song Bunthanorm.

The vehicle was abandoned in a cashew nut plantation in northern Ratanakiri province.

"It is not a robbery case. It is a murder," he said, adding the victim had suffered several blows to the head, probably by an axe.

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