Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Foreigner arrested over unpaid wages in Kratie

Foreigner arrested over unpaid wages in Kratie

Foreigner arrested over unpaid wages in Kratie

A 50-year-old man has been detained since Wednesday for allegedly not paying his workers some $30,000 in wages over two years at a sugar cane plantation in Kratie’s Sambor district, police said yesterday.

“The company promised to pay on this or that day, but did not, so they [the workers] filed the complaint to the court,” said Kun Sophaon, director of the provincial police’s minor crimes office, adding that throughout the two years, the eight plaintiffs – one of them the company’s chief of staff – took out bank loans to pay lower-level workers’ wages, on the promise the company would eventually pay up.

According to officials, suspect Lakmana Gapan is an Indian agriculture expert working for Carmadeno Venture Cambodia Limited – an Indian company operating a 7,635-hectare 70-year land concession.

Sophaon said yesterday that the court issued a warrant last year ordering Gapan to appear for questioning, but he refused. After that, the court issued another warrant on January 19, which led to the arrest.

Hak Horn, deputy provincial prosecutor, said that the suspect is seeking a lawyer.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Thy Sovantha threatens new suit

    Social media celebrity and card-carrying CPP member Thy Sovantha yesterday said she will file a lawsuit against wildlife NGO head Suwanna Gauntlett alleging discrimination after the latter allegedly denied her access to an ecotourism program the group is launching today in Koh Kong province. The

  • Police raid Siem Reap party, arrest 10 foreigners over ‘pornographic’ images

    A group of 10 foreign tourists appeared in court today after being arrested for producing “pornographic” photos in Siem Reap town on Thursday, while dozens more were detained temporarily and let go after being lectured on their behaviour, according to authorities. A report posted to the

  • Hun Sen’s in-law removed from RCAF after cockfighting rings raided

    Thai Phany, the nephew-in-law of Prime Minister Hun Sen who is accused of running two large cockfighting rings, has been removed as a general in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. Phany, formerly a one-star brigadier general, was removed by royal decree on December 19, according to

  • Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

    The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially