Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Disgraced ambassador’s property is a hard sell

Disgraced ambassador’s property is a hard sell

The seized property of fugitive former ambassador Nan Sy has so far failed to fetch bidders, denying state coffers some $400,000 embezzled by the disgraced official.

The undeveloped 10 by 20 metre plot in Tuol Kork district was put up for auction last week in an effort to recoup some of the $432,876 stolen by Sy from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation while he was ambassador to Brunei in 2008.

Defence lawyer for the ministry, Ky Tech, even invited family members of Sy, who was convicted in absentia last year but fled overseas, to make a bid for the land if they thought the price was good.

The ministry is also seeking 150 million riel in compensation. Police suspect Sy is now in Malaysia, but an embassy official was not aware of a request to the Malaysian government to assist in tracking him down.

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at reaksmeykongkea.buth@phnompenhpost.com

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc