Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Celebrity faces her second summons

Celebrity faces her second summons

Celebrity faces her second summons

A popular Cambodian comedienne failed to appear at court yesterday over fraud allegations stemming from the disappearance of five luxury vehicles.

Kry Sok Y, deputy prosecutor of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, said that comedienne Chuon Chan Ratana, also known as “Neang Kaay”, was summoned to court after being sued by Phnom Penh businessman Koam Chanmony.

The allegations are connected with five luxury cars he rented to her.

The cars are said to have disappeared after she allegedly rented them out to other customers.

“She was accused of fraud after losing five cars from Koam Chanmony and she was summoned to appear in court today to explain about her case, but she did not come.

“I think that her activity shows that she does not respect the court,  he said.

Kry Sok Y claimed that future action to secure the celebrity’s appearance in court would be taken this week,

“We requested her presence in the court, so I will issue a second summons letter for her tomorrow and ask her to come to the court by the end of this week,” he said.

“If she doesn’t come to meet me again, I will take further legal action against her or I will decide to officially charge her with fraud,” he added.

Yesterday, the well-known Cambodian figure explained that she did not attend due to previous commitments.

Choun Chan Ratana said that the reason she did not appear in court was because she took part in a Chinese funeral ceremony known as “Cheng Meng” with her family at a pagoda in Phnom Penh. “I did not come to the court because I was busy with my family celebrating Cheng Meng for my parents,” she said yesterday.

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

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all