Minister of Interior Sar Kheng sent a letter to the National Police last week asking it to step up its search for Chhouk Bandith, the former Bavet town governor convicted of shooting three garment workers at a factory protest last year.
Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak told the Post yesterday that Kheng had sent a letter to Neth Savoeun, the National Police chief, asking him to comply with a court verdict that in June sentenced Bandith to 18 months in prison for unintentional violence. …
Rights groups have repeatedly argued that unintentional violence was too light a charge, asserting that the shooting was a clear case of attempted murder, as Bandith fired directly into a crowd of thousands of workers seeking better pay.
May Titthara and Kevin Ponniah