Former Cambodia governor jailed in absentia for shooting three factory workers

A Cambodian court sentenced a former governor in absentia to 18 months in prison for shooting three female workers at a factory supplying sportswear giant Puma, a judge said yesterday. The women, employees of Puma supplier Kaoway Sports, were wounded when someone opened fire on protesters ...

Governor Free After Admitting To Firing Gun

Despite admitting yesterday to firing his pistol during last month’s protest at a Svay Rieng province special economic zone (SEZ), where three women were shot, Bavet City’s former governor Chhuk Bundith was free to return home after making his confession to the court. “[Mr. Bundith] came ...

Victims of SEZ Shooting Demand $95,000

Two female garment workers who were shot last month during a protest at a Svay Rieng province special economic zone (SEZ) filed a complaint with the provincial court yesterday accusing former deputy Bavet City Governor Chhuk Bundith of attempted murder. Bun Chenda, 21, and Nuth Sokhorn, ...

Shooting Victims to File Court Complaint

Two women who were shot and injured during a Feb. 20 protest at a special economic zone (SEZ) said yesterday they plan to file court complaints against Bavet City’s former governor, Chhuk Bundith. Nuth Sokhorn, 23, and Bun Chenda, 21, both said they will go ...

Gov’t, Garment Sector Silent Over Letter Urging SEZ Probe

A senior official at the Commerce Ministry and the secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) were both silent yesterday regarding a letter sent to the ministry by garment buyers on Friday, urging the government to intensify its investigation of last month's triple ...

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