Court summons villagers in land dispute

Svay Rieng Provincial Court has summoned eight members from a group of 200 villagers who occupied land at the centre of a long-running dispute with a development company on Wednesday. The villagers from Ampil commune in Romeas Hek district have been ordered to clarify their actions ...

Sen David

Court will summon workers, owners over Bavet city riots

Factory owners and four jailed garment workers will be summoned today to appear at the Svay Rieng Provincial Court in the coming days to provide “clarification” over a series of walkouts and riots that struck two special economic zones (SEZs) in Bavet City last month, ...

Kang Sothear

Woman is eleventh arrest over riots in Bavet city SEZs

The Svay Rieng Provincial Court has charged an 11th person, a female garment worker, over violent protests that have rocked the Manhattan and Tai Seng special economic zones (SEZs) in Bavet City over the past week and a half. ... ...

Kang Sothear

Teacher who stripped student awaiting trial

A teacher accused six months ago of punishing an 11-year-old female student by making her strip at the Hun Sen Wat Thmey Primary School in Svay Rieng province was finally detained and is awaiting trial, authorities said yesterday. ... ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Police block protest convoy on way to land trial

A group of villagers from Svay Rieng province involved in a land dispute with the Forestry Administration said police officers attempted to block them from traveling to the provincial court Wednesday morning to protest against the trial of three community leaders. ... ...

Ben Sokhean

CNRP pols fear possible set-up

An outspoken opposition lawmaker says he fears a set-up after a Svay Rieng woman was questioned in court yesterday over a complaint against him and others that she denies ever having made. ... ...

Meas Sokchea

Svay Rieng unionists appeal convictions for protest

A lawyer for four unionists who were handed suspended 18-month prison sentences for blocking a road last year filed an appeal with the Svay Rieng Provincial Court on Wednesday. ... ...

Mech Dara

Court says roadblock more severe than shooting

Responding to criticism of the eighteen-month jail terms handed down to four unionists who blocked a road at a strike in Svay Rieng province last year, a deputy prosecutor said Wednesday that their actions were as severe as those of former Bavet City governor Chhouk ...

Mech Dara

Families of Svay Rieng crash victims reject compensation

The Svay Rieng Provincial Court director said Tuesday that the bus company involved in a deadly crash that killed 19 people and injured 21 in Svay Rieng province in May has had its latest compensation offer rejected by the victims’ families. ... ...

Aun Pheap

Bus company seeks to delay talks on crash payments

The bus company involved in a road accident last month that killed 19 people in Svay Rieng province has requested that the provincial court delay negotiations for compensation to the victims, a court official said Tuesday. ... ...

Aun Pheap

Chhouk Bandith still at large three years on

Three female garment workers who were shot by former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith during a February 2012 factory demonstration called on the government yesterday to imprison the former politician, who has been on the run for three years as of today. ... ...

May Titthara

Bandith, his victims appeal

The Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear an appeal filed by three garment workers shot by disgraced Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith during a 2012 demonstration, since Bandith’s lawyer did not turn up to court. Bandith was sentenced to 18 months in prison in June last ...

May Titthara

Police make arrest, file complaints in Bavet strike

Police in Svay Rieng province on Tuesday arrested a garment worker for allegedly breaking a car window during a strike that turned violent in Bavet City the day before, and have filed complaints to the provincial court against two union representatives accused of defamation. The arrest ...

Aun Pheap

Svay Rieng garment workers fired, suspended

Factories in Svay Rieng province’s Manhattan Special Economic Zone have fired or suspended at least 50 workers – and are pursuing legal action against some – for participating in a strike last month that saw some 30,000 walk off the job. Heads of the Collective Union ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan

Strikers fired in Svay Rieng

Factories in Svay Rieng province’s Manhattan Special Economic Zone have fired or suspended more than 200 workers – and are pursuing legal action against some – for participating in a strike last month that saw some 30,000 walk off the job. An accountant at Kingmaker (Cambodia) ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan

Victims wait on Bandith ruling

Yet another ruling in the tumultuous trial of former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith has been set, with the Appeal Court yesterday announcing a verdict date for next week. After Bandith was convicted in absentia on the charge of unintentionally causing injury in June for non-fatally ...

May Titthara

Bandith lawyer ‘in dark’

The lawyer of wanted fugitive Chhouk Bandith yesterday said key witnesses had not been summonsed to an appeal hearing of the sentencing of the powerful former Bavet town governor, scheduled for Thursday. Defence lawyer Sun Bannarith told the Post he had found out about the hearing from the ...

May Titthara

Still at Large, Chhouk Bundith Has Case Sent to Appeal Court

Although the Svay Rieng Provincial Court announced the ex-governor’s sentence in June and ordered his immediate arrest, he has remained elusive to the authorities. His lawyers filed an appeal in July to the Appeal Court challenging the provincial court’s verdict. Sun Bunnarith, Chhouk Bundith’s lawyer, claimed ...

Khy Sovuthy and Dene-Hern Chen

Two Months After Sentencing, Chhouk Bundith Still at Large

Former Bavet City governor Chhouk Bundith, who was convicted in June of shooting into a crowd of protesters and injuring three garment workers, is still at large avoiding an 18-month prison sentence, the national police spokesman said yesterday. “We have ordered all of our authorities to ...

Bandith appeals while on the lam

Former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith has appealed — from hiding — his conviction for shooting three women at a protest earlier last year, his lawyer said. ... His attorney, Sun Bunnarith, said that he had filed the appeal about two weeks ago, and that Bandith’s ...

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 ...

Bandith trial ends with prosecutor accusing two

The final day of former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith’s trial on Friday saw heated argument between lawyers and witnesses over who was responsible for shootings that injured three garment factory workers at a demonstration last year. More than 20 witnesses testified during the three days ...

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