Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - CBA ruling

CBA ruling

CBA ruling

The Cambodian Bar Association (CBA) disbarred a prominent Khmer-American lawyer in a meeting of its special assembly on June 19. The CBA ruled that David Chanaiwa would no longer be allowed to practice law in Cambodia, said Bar president Ky Tech.

Among the charges: Chanaiwa was accused of advertising his services over email, while his logo, which represents a tilted scales of justice, was found to be biased against the legal system. Another was that he resumed his practice after the CBA disbarred him last year.

Chanaiwa was not available for comment, but will shortly appear before the CBA. He was representing management in the recent Terratex Garment factory strike, which resulted in two deaths.

The US government has asked Cambodia to review all labor cases in which Chanaiwa was involved. He told the Post on June 18 he had nothing to do with the violence: "I am just a lawyer, protecting the interests of my clients."


  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which