Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Four appeal to high court

Four appeal to high court

Four appeal to high court

The Supreme Court today will hold another appeal hearing of Seng Chenda – wife of well-known businessman Khaou Chuly – and three other defendants, all of whom were convicted of the attempted murder of Chenda’s stepdaughter in February of last year, lawyers said yesterday.

Pal Chandara, the attorney hired by victim Sun Sotha's husband, told the Post that the court will begin hearing the appeals of Chenda; ex-Chuly security guard Sok Lak; and maids Chan Sokha (who worked for Chuly) and Neang Sinath (who worked for Chantha).

“I hope that justice still exists for my client,” Chandara said.

In their appeal hearing last September, Sokha claimed to have heard conversations between Chuly and his son, Khaou Phalabot, in which they hatched a plan to kill Sotha.

Phalabot, a two-star air force general, was later stripped of his rank, though officials declined to explain why.

Chenda and Lak are serving 20 years, while Sokha and Sinath were given 18 years.

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at [email protected]


  • Professor beaten by mob in Phnom Penh after alleged hit-and-run

    Updated with new information: 6:44am, Tuesday March 13 2018 A university professor accused of a hit-and-run has been transported to Vietnam with serious head injuries after he was brutally beaten by a mob in Phnom Penh late Sunday afternoon. A video of the attack shows a group

  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of