Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ex-deputy of Sar Kheng gets year in prison

Ex-deputy of Sar Kheng gets year in prison

A former deputy assistant to Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng was sentenced to one year in prison and $5,000 in fines in Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for defrauding a Chinese national, promising him Cambodian citizenship.

Suong Veasna, 54, who worked in the Ministry of Interior as assistant to the ministry’s head, was convicted of charging businessman Taing Heng Sea $38,000 for Cambodian citizenship in 2012, which would have made it easier for the victim to conduct business in the Kingdom.

“He took $38,000 from the victim, saying he could get the victim Cambodian citizenship,” In Bora, chief of the Ministry of Interior’s penal police department, said of Veasna. “He promised the victim he would get him citizenship within a month, but he failed to do it and did not return the money.”

Veasna was arrested on December 24.

In addition to the prison time and fines, Veasna must return the $38,000 he initially received.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".