Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - $40,000 sought for brutal beating

$40,000 sought for brutal beating

$40,000 sought for brutal beating

A Ratanakkiri family whose children were beaten by workers from rubber concessionaire DM Group in a land scuffle last Saturday filed a lawsuit yesterday with the provincial court demanding $40,000 in compensation.

In court documents obtained by the Post yesterday, the family accuses four DM Group workers, the company’s chief of staff and an armed soldier – who was with the workers during the fight – of intentional violence.

“We demand $40,000 as compensation from the company owner, the arrest of [the chief of staff] and for the workers to be sentenced,” reads the complaint.

The four workers allegedly responsible for the violence were charged in court on Sunday but have not yet been tried.

Last Saturday, the workers allegedly attacked 52-year-old Ry Sarun’s three children and another villager when they tried to stop the company from clearing Sarun’s land.

Deputy district police chief Uy Bul said the workers have yet to say who instructed them to start attacking.

“They have confessed to the fighting, but they will not betray their boss.”

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

    The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially

  • American convicted of raping boy, 10, in Siem Reap

    A 79-year-old American man was sentenced to one year in prison for raping a 10-year-old boy by Siem Reap Provincial Court on Wednesday. John Paul Zollbrecht, of Washington state, was sentenced to one year in prison while a Cambodian man who helped facilitate the abuse, 23

  • PM derides talk of government affairs, hinting phone records could reveal all

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday night told Cambodia’s starlets to either name their high-profile government lovers or keep quiet, telling a room full of journalists he did not want to be tarred with the same brush. Addressing more than 3,400 people at the second