Reap provincial court on Wednesday charged five men suspected of
kidnapping the daughter of a military police chief on March 6. Court
deputy prosecutor Touch Chanphakdey said that the men were charged with
detaining a person to extort money and were now awaiting trial. "If
they are convicted, they will be punished with life imprisonment," he
said. Morn Charkriya, the 16-year-old daughter of Siem Reap's Military
Commander Morn Samon, was kidnapped Friday but released on Saturday
after private negotiations between her parents and the kidnappers.