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Bandith living well in jail: org

Former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith is enjoying preferential treatment in prison, according to an NGO with access to the facility, while the three garment workers he was jailed for shooting have still not received compensation. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bandith-living-well-jail-org

Unions eye Bandith verdict

As Chhouk Bandith yesterday began his 18-month jail term, union leaders praised the arrest of the former Bavet town governor who shot into a crowd of striking garment workers in 2012, though most saw in it no hint of a warming in relations between the ...

Charles Rollet and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unions-eye-bandith-verdict

Premier finally speaks out on Chhouk Bandith

Breaking his long silence on the case, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on police to bring to justice the former Bavet town governor and convicted gunman Chhouk Bandith. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/premier-finally-speaks-out-chhouk-bandith

Chhouk Bandith's victims see hope in Sok Bun arrest

Three factory workers shot more than three years ago by a town governor who remains at large have come to Phnom Penh to ask Prime Minister Hun Sen to take action in their case, given the recent success of the premier’s call to arrest a ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chhouk-bandiths-victims-see-hope-sok-bun-arrest

Victims of shooting petition for arrest of their assailant

Three victims injured in a public shooting in early 2012 have called on the prime minister to intervene and find the former governor convicted of the crime. ...

Neou Vannarin
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/victims-of-shooting-petition-for-arrest-of-their-assailant/2880176.html

Chhouk Bandith still at large three years on

Three female garment workers who were shot by former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith during a February 2012 factory demonstration called on the government yesterday to imprison the former politician, who has been on the run for three years as of today. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/chhouk-bandith-still-large-three-years

Bandith, his victims appeal

The Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear an appeal filed by three garment workers shot by disgraced Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith during a 2012 demonstration, since Bandith’s lawyer did not turn up to court. Bandith was sentenced to 18 months in prison in June last ...

May Titthara
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/bandith-his-victims-appeal

A year after trial, still free

One year ago today, ex-Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith smiled as he sat before a judge at the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh on the first day of his trial for shooting and badly injuring three unarmed garment workers at a protest in Prey Veng ...

May Titthara and Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/year-after-trial-still-free

Workers From 2011 Shooting Still Dealing With Medical Problems

Two women wounded in the 2011 protest shooting in Svay Rieng province have seen their conditions worsen. A total three women were shot during worker strikes by the former governor of Bavet city, Chhouk Bandith, during worker strikes in February 2011. ...

Heng Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/workers-from-2011-shooting-still-dealing-with-medical-problems/1845710.html

Garment workers told to go back to factories

About 30,000 garment workers from 40 factories in Svay Rieng province yesterday were told to return to their jobs after being sent home Monday amid fears a strike over the minimum wage would turn violent. Has Bunthy, a provincial department director at the Ministry of Labour, ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-workers-told-go-back-factories

Cambodian Ex-Governor's Shooting Conviction Upheld

A Cambodian court on Monday upheld the conviction of a former politician who shot and wounded three garment workers in 2012 but has yet to serve any time behind bars in a case that has prompted outrage from rights groups. Judge Taing Sun Lay also ...

ABC News Staff
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cambodian-governors-shooting-conviction-upheld-20773135

Victims wait on Bandith ruling

Yet another ruling in the tumultuous trial of former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith has been set, with the Appeal Court yesterday announcing a verdict date for next week. After Bandith was convicted in absentia on the charge of unintentionally causing injury in June for non-fatally ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/victims-wait-bandith-ruling

Bandith lawyer ‘in dark’

The lawyer of wanted fugitive Chhouk Bandith yesterday said key witnesses had not been summonsed to an appeal hearing of the sentencing of the powerful former Bavet town governor, scheduled for Thursday. Defence lawyer Sun Bannarith told the Post he had found out about the hearing from the ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bandith-lawyer-%E2%80%98-dark%E2%80%99

Top cop told to catch Bandith

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 ...

May Titthara and Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/top-cop-told-catch-bandith

Unionists' jailing compared with Bandith

Since her husband was arrested in June and thrown in provincial prison to await trial, Soam Chantha, 32, has given birth to a baby boy. At the same time the men have been locked up, police have failed to arrest former Bavet governor Chhouk Bandith, ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unionists-jailing-compared-bandith

Glue fumes cause mass workplace faintings

Approximately 40 workers fainted at the TMI garment factory in Svay Rieng yesterday, police and workers said. Workers at the factory began feeling sick and fainting when a heavy air of glue fumes wafted into the factory as workers returned from lunch, So Navy, 23, a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/glue-fumes-cause-mass-workplace-faintings

Bandith appeals while on the lam

Former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith has appealed — from hiding — his conviction for shooting three women at a protest earlier last year, his lawyer said. His attorney, Sun Bunnarith, said that he had filed the appeal about two weeks ago, and that Bandith’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bandith-appeals-while-lam

Bandith trial ends with prosecutor accusing two

The final day of former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith’s trial on Friday saw heated argument between lawyers and witnesses over who was responsible for shootings that injured three garment factory workers at a demonstration last year. More than 20 witnesses testified during the three days ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061766308/National/bandith-trial-ends-with-prosecutor-accusing-two.html

Court sets date for new hearing in Bandith case

The Appeal Court has set a hearing date in a case against former Bavet town Governor Chhouk Bandith, who stands accused of shooting three protesting garment workers last year. In December, the Svay Rieng Provincial Court dropped charges against the official, only to see the case ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020761233/National/court-sets-date-for-new-hearing-in-bandith-case.html

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