Group charged over violent land grab

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Saturday charged four men and three women over an attempt to grab land in Ream National Park which resulted in officers being injured during a clash.​ Court spokesman Lim Bun Heng said the seven people were clearing state forest land in ...

Voun Dara

Preah Sihanouk land dispute residents urged to provide evidence

Twenty-three residents of Preah Sihanouk province’s Bit Traing commune in Prey Nop district, who are entrenched in an eight-year land dispute, were urged on Wednesday by the Ministry of Justice to submit legal documents as proof of ownership to Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court. “We do ...

Long Kimmarita

Four villagers guilty of encroaching on land

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court yesterday found four villagers guilty of clearing and encroaching on land belonging to businessman Tan Tap in Stung Hav district. Each villager was sentenced to a year in prison, but after five months were suspended and with time served, each have ...

Khuon Narim

Preah Sihanouk governor wants court to grant bail to four land protesters

The Preah Sihanouk provincial governor has sent a request to the provincial court to review and consider granting bail to four villagers who were arrested during a land dispute protest last month in order to appease protestors at his office. ...

Pech Sotheary

S’ville court denies bail to doroshenko

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court has denied bail to Russian businessman Nikolai Doroshenko, who was arrested at his family’s restaurant in Sihanoukville last week and jailed on a trio of fraud charges related to a dispute with fugitive developer Sergei Polonsky, the investigating judge said ...

Khy Sovuthy

Police arrest another Russian over casino brawl in Sihanoukville

A Russian man wanted for his involvement in a violent brawl at Sihanoukville’s Queenco casino in February was arrested and jailed Tuesday evening after leading more than 20 police on an hour-long motorbike chase through the coastal town, officials said. ...

Ben Sokhean

Four Chinese tourists arrested over fake dollar bills

Four Chinese tourists were sent to the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Tuesday after being arrested in Sihanoukville on Monday in possession of nearly $500 worth of counterfeit dollar bills, local authorities said. ...

Sek Odom

Doroshenko jailed on fraud charges in S’ville

Russian businessman Nikolai Doroshenko was imprisoned Wednesday evening after being arrested at his family’s Snake House restaurant in Sihanoukville for failing to appear in court to be questioned over fraud charges related to a dispute with his rival, fugitive developer Sergei Polonsky. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Ben Woods

Doroshenko jailed on fraud charges in S’ville

Russian businessman Nikolai Doroshenko was imprisoned Wednesday evening after being arrested at his family’s Snake House restaurant in Sihanoukville for failing to appear in court to be questioned over fraud charges related to a dispute with his rival, fugitive developer Sergei Polonsky. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Ben Woods

After charges laid, turkish stabbing suspect attempts to flee

A Turkish man who survived a drive-by shooting in Sihanoukville only to be arrested less than 24 hours later over an earlier stabbing incident was charged by the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Sunday—after which he attempted to flee while still in handcuffs. ...

Ben Sokhean

Judge’s past offers little hope for real reform

In the highest-profile sacking since Prime Minister Hun Sen promised to rid the government of corruption after the CPP’s shock losses in the July 2013 election, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s chief judge was removed this week amid claims that millions of dollars had reversed ...

Alex Willemyns and Khy Sovuthy

Cambodian court charges French organization director with rape, sexual molestation

A Cambodian court on Friday accused Philippe Broaly, 49, director of Enfants du Cambodge, of rape and sexual molestation after he has allegedly sexually exploited seven boys living in his organization, a senior police officer confirmed. “The Preah Sihanouk provincial court formally charged the French ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Court temporarily halts lease transfer for victory beach

Russian businessmen Nikolai Doroshenko and Sergei Polonsky are locked in a legal dispute over Sihanoukville’s Victory Beach following Mr. Polonsky’s release from prison last month, according to copies of court documents obtained Monday. The Preah Sihanouk provincial court has temporarily prevented Mr. Doroshenko from transferring the ...

Joshua Wilwohl

Official Charged With Misappropriating Funds

The deputy director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial tax branch who was arrested for corruption last week was on Friday charged with the misappropriation of public funds, an official confirmed Sunday. Phy Rith, who was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Wednesday, was charged by ...

Eang Mengleng

Summonsed seek delay

Scores of people in Preah Sihanouk province’s Kompong Seila district have asked the provincial court to delay proceedings in a case filed against them by three local businesspeople in September. The 88 people received summonses in September, but yesterday asked the court to postpone a hearing ...

May Titthara

Desperate families pursue final options

Families who claim a foreigner fabricated documents to sell their land to port officials and a military commander more than seven years ago have desperately appealed to government bodies to intervene. The 104 families who have exhausted legal avenues after both the provincial and Supreme Court ...

Council Of Ministers Backs Hun Sen’s Plan To Rebuild Homes

The Council of Ministers yesterday backed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s plan to rebuild the flattened homes of 49 families who were violently evicted earlier this month in Preah Sihanouk province’s Stung Hav district. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Hun Sen dismissed the Council of Ministers’ ...

Sihanoukville eviction on hold

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court delayed the destruction of the homes and subsequent eviction of 14 families embroiled in a land dispute with a company owned by tycoon Kong Treav in Village 4 of Sihanoukville’s Commune 4, local authorities said yesterday. Though many of the families ...

Appeal Court Declines to Hear Acid Attack Case

More than a year after the people they believe attacked them with acid walked free, the Court of Appeal yesterday declined to hear an appeal filed by two victims of a 2010 acid attack against their alleged assailants. The Appeal Court said the postponement was due ...

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