Urn theft weighs on guards, families

Seang Sarin swears he only fell asleep for a moment. It’s a moment he has cursed and played over in his head for nearly 20 months now.Speaking to the Post in a detention room at the Kandal Provincial Court this week, the former guard at ...

May Titthara

Opposition lawmaker, lawyer, councilor given over 18 months in jail

Kandal Provincial Court sentenced an opposition lawmaker, a lawyer and district councilor to between 18 months and two years for providing assistance to prisoners to help them escape from the police custody. ... ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Lawmaker’s lawyers ask court not to issue verdict

A CNRP lawmaker’s lawyers asked the Kandal Provincial Court this week not to issue a verdict due Friday in their client’s aiding-and-abetting case, effectively urging the judges to drop the charge. ... ...

Kuch Naren

Journo in court: Cameraman now facing gun charges

A Cameraman for the Ministry of Information’s TVK news channel was charged by the Kandal Provincial Court yesterday with possessing an illegal firearm, among other allegations, police said. ... ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Court hears years-old case against CNRP officials, lawyer

The Kandal Provincial Court on Tuesday tried two opposition CNRP officials and their lawyer—two of them in absentia—over a case dating back to 2011 that was abruptly scheduled a week ago. Chan Cheng, who was elected last year as a CNRP National Assembly member from Kandal ...

Eang Mengleng

Protest outside Kandal court as questioning starts in land case

About 200 people from Ponhea Leu district protested outside the Kandal provincial court Monday as questioning began of residents summoned last month in an ongoing land dispute. The court summoned 12 villagers on June 30, shortly after Phanimex Development company filed a complaint against the families, ...

Ben Sokhean

Group accused of relics theft to be questioned

The Kandal Provincial Court on Tuesday will question five prisoners who have protested their innocence in the December theft of ancient Buddhist relics from Odong mountain, alongside a suspect who confessed to the crime, a court official said Tuesday. “We will punish only the people involved ...

Khy Sovuthy

Kandal Court may release men charged with Odong relic theft

The Kandal Provincial Court will question five prisoners next month over the theft of 2,500-year-old relics of the Buddha from the top of Odong mountain in December to ascertain if they were actually involved, a court official said Monday. Lim Sokuntha, an investigating judge at the ...

Khy Sovuthy

Chemicals used for soap, not drugs, police say

Thirty tons of chemicals seized by police on Wednesday were used to make counterfeit soap, officials confirmed Thursday, refusing to release the name of the Chinese national arrested in connection with the raid. The liquid and solid chemicals were stored in blue vats, bottles and sacks ...

Saing Soenthrith

Child Rapes Account for Majority of Sex Attacks Last Year

The number of reported rapes recorded by human rights group Adhoc fell by about 24 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, though the rape of children and minors continued to account for the majority of attacks. ... Chuon Chamrong, head of Adhoc’s women’s section, ...

Ben Sokhean

More Oudong questioning

Kandal provincial court will this week summons five suspects held in detention since December 10 last year for a fresh round of questioning over relics stolen from Oudong Mountain last month, even as police said the investigation is now “quiet”. Judge Lim Sokuntha said yesterday that ...

Chhay Channyda

Man fronts court over Pheap row

A man facing defamation charges was questioned in Kandal Provincial Court yesterday following his comments in a report that alleged tycoon Try Pheap was illegally logging. San Sen was quoted in a Cambodian Human Rights Task Force (CHRTF) report last month that implicated the tycoon in ...

May Titthara

Try Pheap ‘defamers’ to see court

Two people who were quoted in a report implicating tycoon Try Pheap in illegal logging have been issued fresh summonses to appear in Kandal Provincial Court on defamation charges. Sen San and Ouk Sambo were originally scheduled to appear in the court last Friday, but San ...

May Titthara

Where truth often gets ignored

On Friday morning, two sources quoted in a report on illegal logging will face questioning at the hands of a Kandal province prosecutor over allegations that they defamed Cambodian tycoon Try Pheap. Under the Cambodian penal code, the legal definition of defamation is much like that ...

Stuart White and Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Defamation suits follow NGO report

Tycoon Try Pheap has filed a defamation complaint against two people quoted in an NGO report released last week that accused him of illegal logging and widespread land grabbing, summonses obtained yesterday reveal. The documents, bearing the signature of Kandal Provincial Court prosecutor Sam Rithy Veasna, ...

May Titthara

Union files assault court complaint

The Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) filed legal complaints yesterday, following allegations on Wednesday that police had assaulted seven garment workers, including a pregnant woman. ... Sa’ang district police chief Chea Socheat yesterday again denied officers had been violent during a strike ...

Garment strikers march on despite ban

About 300 workers continued protesting at the Master and Frank garment factory yesterday, rejecting a Kandal Provincial Court injunction ordering them back to work within 48 hours. After the company promised to consider workers’ demands that it reinstate fired union members, workers cancelled their plans to ...

Strike takes Pchum Ben break

About 600 Tae Young factory workers are back on the job thanks to a court injunction – and the desire to pocket a little cash in time for Pchum Ben – but the return will only be temporary, workers said yesterday. The decision followed a Kandal ...

Strikes at two factories stretch into weekend

More than 600 workers from Kandal province’s Tae Young Co factory yesterday continued to strike, insisting on the return of 16 dismissed workers. Yesterday’s strikes came a day after the Kandal Provincial Court delayed questioning eight of the fired workers over charges that they incited an illegal ...

Union boss accused of strike incitement

The president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions has been summonsed to Kandal Provincial Court to answer incitement and defamation allegations levied against her by the owner of the strike-plagued Tai Yang Enterprise factories. The court complaint comes ahead of major negotiations today in the ...

Road blocked as strike escalates

Thousands of workers from factories owned by Tai Yang Enterprise in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district blocked National Road 4 for more than seven hours yesterday to push the company to meet their demands. May Sopheaktra said workers decided to block the road after the companytried ...

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