105 Chinese arrested at senator’s Poipet casino

More than 100 Chinese nationals believed to be wanted for crimes in their home country were arrested on Wednesday at a CPP senator’s casino in Poipet City, which had to be shut down during the operation, police said. ...

Saing Soenthrith

Dispute could ‘spook investors’

Seung Hyung Lee did not know that blocking an excavator with his body would be part of his job description when he came to work in Cambodia. The senior vice-president of developer World City, however, found himself doing just that last week, when construction equipment ...

Jonathan Cox

Senator’s son-in-law rejects land grab claim

The son-in-law of Senator Kok An has rejected accusations the tycoon is attempting to grab six hectares of land from a plot he sold to a South Korean development company 10 years ago. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Charles Parkinson

Beer company agrees to compensation for fired workers

A local beer company has agreed to pay for a group of fired employees, following protests and negotiations earlier this month. ...

Hul Reaksmey

Beer promoters stage demonstration, as labor official barred from company

Staff of Anco Brother beer company, owed by a senator of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, barred labor officials from entering the company Wednesday, as workers staged a demonstration outside. ...

Hul Reaksmey

Beer promoters to demonstrate over unpaid firing

A group of beer promoters plan to stage a demonstration Wednesday to demand payment for eight women who were fired by a beer company owned by a ruling party senator. ...

Hul Reaksmey

Anco blamed for flooding

Villagers in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district have complained that a politically connected firm owned by one of the country’s most influential businessmen has flooded their homes. ...

Sen David

Poipet poor ‘bearing brunt of water woes’

A private utilities company owned by wealthy businessman and ruling Cambodian People’s Party Senator Kok An is fulfilling only about half of Poipet’s demand for clean water, despite being contracted to supply the whole town, according to the city governor. With priority for the distribution of ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Senator Kok An's Case Back in

The Appeal Court yesterday began hearing now-incarcerated former Anco Brothers deputy general director Heng Chheang’s appeal against Senator Kok An’s requested Phnom Penh Municipal Court injunction over his property. Chheang, and his wife, Tep Kolap, former Phnom Penh International University director, were convicted and sentenced to ...

Senator Kok An files new lawsuits

A defence lawyer for tycoon Kok An revealed yesterday that the senator had filed lawsuits in March against six relatives of Heng Chheang and his wife, Tep Kolap, both of whom were convicted last December of embezzling US$58 million from An’s wife’s Anco Brothers Co ...

Kok An case back in court

Heng Chheang, former deputy general director of the Anco Brothers Company, was brought by prison security guards yesterday for questioning to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over fresh allegations of defamation and fraud filed by Senator Kok An last year, officials said. “Although I have already ...

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Sentences in Embezzlement Case Reduced

The Court of Appeal yesterday reduced the sentence of the former deputy director general of Anco Groups and his wife to three years imprisonment each. In December, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced the couple to four-and-a-half years each for embezzling nearly $60 million dollars from ...

Appeal Court Rehears case of $60 Million Embezzlement

The former deputy director general of Anco Groups and his wife yesterday defended themselves against convictions handed down by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for embezzling nearly $60 million dollars from the firm – owned by CPP Senator and tycoon Kok An – during the ...

CPP Senator’s Company Says $40M Embezzled

The former deputy director of Anco Groups conglomerate and his wife have been denied bail when accused of stealing nearly $40 million. Anco Groups conglomerate is a consumer good vendor, electricity and hotel operator and is owned by Kok An. If convicted the former deputy ...

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