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Murder plot suspect back before judge

Recently extradited murder suspect Lay Huong – the former common-law wife of tycoon Khaou Phallaboth – was in court again yesterday to face questioning over a new set of charges levelled by her ex-husband.

Soeun Sarith, a clerk at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, said yesterday that Huong – who is facing charges over her alleged involvement in a failed plot to kill the wife of Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol – was questioned yesterday in relation to a breach of trust case brought by Phallaboth.

Sarith declined to comment in further detail, but Huong’s lawyer, Chea Chanravy, said Phallaboth had accused his client after their divorce of unlawfully taking bulldozers belonging to his father, prominent tycoon Khaou Chuly, to clear plantation land she owned in Mondulkiri province.

“But my client claimed that those bulldozers belonged to her own company,” he added.

Neither investigating judge Mong Mony Sorphea, nor Phallaboth or his lawyer, Lim Vanna, could be reached. Phallaboth is currently in hiding, and is wanted as a suspect in the same attempted murder case as Huong.



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