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Verdicts stick as court rejects Sarath appeal

The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the jail sentences of tycoon Thong Sarath and his parents, all of whom were found guilty of illegal weapons possession by Phnom Penh Municipal court in June. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/verdicts-stick-court-rejects-sarath-appeal

Tycoon appeals weapons charges

Convicted tycoon Thong Sarath yesterday began an appeal of his June conviction for possessing and using illegal weapons.He was arrested in April after allegedly masterminding the assassination of another construction magnate, Ung Meng Cheu, in November last year. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tycoon-appeals-weapons-charges

Family of jailed tycoon say trial was not transparent

The wife and relatives of a business tycoon arrested for the murder of another businessman have appealed to Prime Minister Hun Sen to release the suspect, his bodyguards, and his parents, who were all arrested after the murder. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/family-of-jailed-tycoon-say-trial-was-not-transparent/2888747.html

Verdicts delivered in general’s murder case

In the first verdict handed down in the case against Major General Thong Sarath, who stands accused of masterminding a fellow tycoon’s assassination, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday sentenced him and one of his bodyguards to 30 months in jail for illegal weapons ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/first-verdicts-delivered-in-generals-murder-case-85609/

Court questions general over tycoon’s murder

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday resumed its questioning of Major General Thong Sarath, a Defense Ministry official charged with orchestrating the murder of tycoon Ung Meng Chue in November. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-questions-general-over-tycoons-murder-82534/

Court to continue general’s questioning in murder case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court will on Wednesday resume questioning Major General Thong Sarath, who stands accused of orchestrating the murder of tycoon Ung Meng Chue and was apprehended last week after more than four months on the run. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-to-continue-generals-questioning-in-murder-case-82323/

Tycoon charged with murder

Tycoon Thong Sarath has been charged with premeditated murder and possession of weapons by a court in Phnom Penh after being arrested in a joint operation with Cambodian and Vietnamese police on Thursday over the killing of Shimmex Group owner Ung Meng Cheu. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tycoon-charged-murder

Fugitive general Thong Sarath arrested in Vietnam

Thong Sarath, a senior Defense Ministry official wanted for the November murder of tycoon Ung Meng Chue, was arrested by Vietnamese police Thursday after months on the run, the head of Cambodia’s Interpol office said on Friday. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fugitive-general-thong-sarath-arrested-in-vietnam-82077/

Murdered tycoon’s widow tells of $5-million dispute

The widow of Ung Meng Chue, a tycoon who was gunned down outside a fruit store in Phnom Penh in November, was questioned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for the first time on Tuesday. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/murdered-tycoons-widow-tells-of-5-million-dispute-81693/

Court delays trial of fugitive tycoon’s parents

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday delayed the trial of fugitive Defense Ministry official Thong Sarath’s parents, who are facing charges of possessing illegal firearms. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-delays-trial-of-fugitive-tycoons-parents-81399/

Tycoon’s parents’ trial starts Friday

The trial of fugitive tycoon Thong Sarath’s parents on possession of illegal weapons charges will begin on Friday, officials said yesterday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tycoons-parents-trial-starts-friday

Tycoon’s parents seek bail again

After breaking the conditions of their bail last month, causing public outrage from Prime Minster Hun Sen, the parents of fugitive businessman Thong Sarath are attempting to use their son’s lucrative development company to secure bail for the second time, their lawyer said yesterday.​ . ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/tycoons-parents-seek-bail-again

Suspect in tycoon’s murder questioned

Seang Veasna, the suspected gunman in the murder of Ung Meng Cheu allegedly orchestrated by fugitive tycoon Thong Sarath, was questioned again at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday regarding his whereabouts on the night of the November 2014 shooting. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/suspect-tycoons-murder-questioned

Released: Parents of hiding tycoon out on bail

The parents of fugitive tycoon Thong Sarath were released on bail over the weekend after complaining of ill health, a court official said. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/released-parents-hiding-tycoon-out-bail

Police seize weapons from fugitive general’s homes

A day after the Appeal Court denied bail to the parents of fugitive defense ministry official Thong Sarath, municipal police and court officials Wednesday searched three residences belonging to the family and seized three AK-47 rifles at one of the homes.​ ...

Hay Pisey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-seize-weapons-from-fugitive-generals-homes-76515/

Court denies bail for parents of fugitive general in murder case

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday denied bail for the parents of a senior Ministry of Defense official who remains on the run over allegations that he orchestrated the assassination of a wealthy businessman in November. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged Major General Thong Sarath ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-denies-bail-for-parents-of-fugitive-general-in-murder-case-76448/

Interpol, neighboring countries help arrest the Cambodian fugitive tycoon

Interpol and Cambodia’s neighboring countries have currently searched for fugitive tycoon Thong Sarath, who is believed to be the mastermind behind assassination of tycoon Ung Meng Cheu who was gunned down last month in Phnom Penh, Mak Chito, chief of central justice at Interior Ministry’s ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/interpol-neighboring-countries-help-arrest-the-cambodian-fugitive-tycoon-7879

Cambodia seeks neighbors'cooperation to hunt for tycoon behind businessman's murder

The Cambodian authorities have asked its neighboring countries to help hunt for real estate tycoon Thong Sarath, who is wanted for ordering the murder of a prominent businessman last month, National Police Chief Gen. Neth Savoeun said Friday. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141212/cambodia-seeks-neighborscooperation-hunt-tycoon-behind-busin

Interpol joins hunt for general wanted over tycoon’s murder

Interior Ministry officials said Tuesday that Thong Sarath, a senior military officer wanted for coordinating the murder of a prominent businessman in Phnom Penh last month, has likely fled the country, leading police to call on Interpol to help track him down. Chhay Sinarith, director ...

Mech Dara and Alex Consiglio
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/interpol-joins-hunt-for-general-wanted-over-tycoons-murder-73922/

Police hunt for more people behind a tycoon’s death

Phnom Penh police are hunting for another four suspects for being behind the assassination of tycoon Ung Meng Cheu who was gunned down on November 22 in Chamkar Morn district. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/police-hunt-for-more-people-behind-a-tycoon%E2%80%99s-death-7822

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