Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Clerk accuses official of gunpoint threat, insults

Clerk accuses official of gunpoint threat, insults

A disabled clerk at the Kampong Speu Provincial Court filed a complaint to the Ministry of Justice against the deputy court director yesterday, alleging that the deputy director had threatened him with a gun and taken his crutch away.

The complaint by clerk Chhiev Kimhak asks the ministry to intervene in the case against deputy court director Men Vannak, which involves two incidents.

According to the document, stamped by the ministry, Kimhak was at a work party in a restaurant on the evening of March 6 when Vannak walked up to him. “Vannak . . . [took] my crutch that I had placed near me and threw it about 15 to 20 metres away while I was sitting, and he mocked me: ‘Now that I threw your stick away, how can you walk back home?’”

In another incident in November, Kimhak was at a restaurant in Chbar Mon town when Vannak drunkenly walked in. Vannak allegedly pushed the complainant to drink more, and pulled out his gun when Kimhak stopped.

The complainant wrote that Vannak “took his pistol from his handbag, took off the safety and pointed the gun at my head and stomach”.

The document beseeches the minister to intervene “to provide justice, dignity and honour, and not to discriminate against me as a disabled person”.

Vannak yesterday would only say he “will make a report and send it to the minister”.

Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin said the body would investigate.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer New Year games: it’s never too late to try them out

Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays

Khmer New Year getaway: Ghost Island

One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.