DVD Shops Raided by Police At Local Distributor’s Request

Police in Phnom Penh yesterday raided nine DVD shops at Tuol Tom Poung market in Chamkar Mon district, confiscating hundreds of illegally reproduced movies at the joint request of the Ministry of Culture and local movie distributor Westec Media Limited. … Sao Bunthoeurn, deputy director of the national police’s internal security department, said police confiscated a total of 506 DVDs and fined the vendors. … DVD vendors at Tuol Tom Poung said yesterday that police fined them between $250 and $500. And while some were asked to thumbprint police reports, none were given documentation of the penalties they paid.