Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Garment robbery suspects face trial

Garment robbery suspects face trial

Garment robbery suspects face trial

The trial of three people accused of stealing 98 pairs of jeans from a garment factory in Meanchey district in January began at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday. The owner of the Wan Thong factory, Van Yavchan, filed a complaint to police who charged packaging department Manager Tov Cheu Hong, a Chinese national, packaging line leader Tim Rathmony and security guard Heang Thea with the alleged theft on January 26. Van Yavchan is demanding US$50,000 in compensation from the accused. Deputy prosecutor Top Chhunlong said following the trio’s testimony yesterday, however, that they did not appear to have perpetrated a theft. Judge Ke Sakhorn will issue a verdict on June 6.


  • 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