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Former general manager stands trial for $2m embezzlement

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday began the trial for a former oil and gas company general manager accused of stealing nearly $2 million from the company between 2018 and 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740990/former-general-manager-stands-trial-for-2m-embezzlement/

Former undersecretary of state charged over 1,000-hectare grab

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged and jailed a former undersecretary of state for allegedly grabbing about 1,000 hectares of state land in Mondulkiri province. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739066/former-undersecretary-of-state-charged-over-1000-hectare-grab/

Municipal court charges two men for land fraud

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged and detained two land brokers accused of defrauding $1.5 million from a real estate businessman living in Phnom Penh over the sale of nearly 200 hectares of land in Kampong Speu province’s Oudong district last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726479/municipal-court-charges-two-men-for-land-fraud/

Cambodian court under fire from opposition, NGOs on second day of Kem Sokha trial

A court in Cambodia held the second day of hearings in the treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha on Thursday, as the defendant’s party decried what it called a “political show” orchestrated by the government and authorities came under fire for refusing observers access ...

Joshua Lipes
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/fire-01162020171920.html

Sokha’s treason trial begins

The treason trial of Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha began at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday with the presentation of a two-minute video clip. The footage, which was the basis of the charge against him, was dismissed by ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/sokhas-treason-trial-begins

Security beefed up before Sokha trial

Security will be heightened across the Kingdom on Wednesday, especially in the capital and around the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, in preparation for Kem Sokha’s treason trial. The former president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was arrested in September 2017 and ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/security-beefed-sokha-trial

Couple gets seven years in prison for land fraud scheme

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced a couple to seven years in prison for commiting land fraud in 2015. Siek Leng and Chan Boramey were found guilty of forging public documents, fraud and using fake public documents under Articles 629, 630 and 377 of ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/couple-gets-seven-years-prison-land-fraud-scheme

Seven arrested for commemorating Kem Ley's assassination

A middle-aged man was arrested and sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court Wednesday while three other supporters of slain political analyst Kem Ley were also arrested as they were attempting to sell t-shirts with Kem Ley’s portrait and commemorating his assassination’s third anniversary. According to ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/seven-arrested-for-commemorating-kem-ley-assassination/4994656.html

Workers to protest mass lay-off

Protests initially started almost two weeks ago over pay and conditions. The factory subsequently issued an ultimatum – supported by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court – that striking workers return to their jobs within 48 hours or they would be terminated. The workers responded to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-protest-mass-lay

Activists have charges dropped

Phnom Penh Municipal Court dropped the charges against three land activists on December 14, rejecting the accusations of extortion and property damage brought against the trio by the owner of a development company.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-have-charges-dropped

Court delays activists’ hearing

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday postponed the hearing against three Borei Keila community activists who are being sued by a prominent tycoon in a decade-long land dispute. The dispute started in 2004 when residents in the capital’s Borei Keila neighbourhood were asked to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-delays-activists-hearing

Interior ministry official charged over land grab

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged a government official who allegedly tried to grab state land by fraudulently using Interior Minister Sar Kheng’s wife’s name to threaten a commune chief in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50542474/interior-ministry-official-charged-over-land-grab-2/

Outrage at ‘Adhoc 5’ hearing as key witnesses absent and verdict looms

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday resumed the trial of the “Adhoc 5,” the name for a group of rights activists accused of bribing a hairdresser to lie about an alleged romantic relationship with jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha. The full-day hearing proceeded without ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/outrage-adhoc-5-hearing-key-witnesses-absent-and-verdict-looms

Emails in focus on sixth day of Ricketson trial

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson was grilled on Tuesday, over his connections to the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and Sam Rainsy. It marked the sixth day of his hearing at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over espionage charges. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/emails-focus-sixth-day-ricketson-trial

RFA ‘spies’ released on bail

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday freed on bail, two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters, who were charged with espionage. Oun Chhin, 49, and Yeang Sochea Meta (Sothearin), 35, were arrested by the Meanchey district authorities on November 14, last year, and spent ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rfa-spies-released-bail

Officials close tobacco factory in Phnom Penh

The Interior Ministry’s Counter Counterfeit Committee has suspended a company operating a tobacco factory in Sen Sok district in Phnom Penh after officials found that it was involved in the illegal production of tobacco products. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50502239/officials-close-tobacco-factory-in-phnom-penh/

Member of KNLF faces court

Phnom Penh Municipal Court heard a case on Thursday against a member of the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF), designated a terrorist group in the Kingdom, for holding a press conference last year in which he called for the government to release political prisoners, with ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/member-knlf-faces-court

Injunction delayed for Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has extended the deadline for an injunction issued against the Phnom Penh Post that instructed it to pay $260,000 in compensation to its former CEO Chris Dawe, who sued the newspaper over wrongful dismissal. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50483299/injunction-delayed-for-phnom-penh-post/

Ex-Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha to remain in jail before trial: Appeal Court

Former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha is to remain in jail while awaiting his trial after the Appeal Court on Tuesday (Mar 27) upheld the decision of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to extend his pre-trial detention by an additional six months. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/ex-cambodian-opposition-leader-kem-sokha-to-remain-in-jail-10080296

Rainsy summoned for 'treason' over alleged Montagnard deal

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has been summoned from exile to answer a charge of “treason” over an alleged agreement he made with a pro-Montagnard activist. Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Sieng Sok issued a letter on Thursday to summon Rainsy as a “suspect” ...

Chhay Channyda
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-summoned-treason-over-alleged-montagnard-deal

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