Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Defamation allegations reach court

Defamation allegations reach court

Defamation allegations reach court

A waitress in Banteay Meanchey province who sued a Cambodian Mine Action Centre offical for sexual harassment was questioned yesterday after he counter-sued her for defamation, said her lawyer.

Chea Nara, defence lawyer for waitress Hi Theavy, 25, said she had appeared in the provincial court yesterday to be questioned on a defamation suit filed by CMAC official Oum Socheath.

He had accused her of defaming him in interviews made on Radio Free Asia and ABC Radio Australia.

Hi Theavy had maintained her innocence, however, he added.

“She denied his [Oum Socheath] accusation at the court because she did not defame him at all, but what happened to her [sexual harassment] was true,” said Chea Nara.

Chea Nara said he had suggested that deputy prosecutor Yin Sokun Theary not take any further action on Oum Socheath’s complaint as his client’s original sexual harassment suit had not been concluded.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chhay Channyda at [email protected]

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