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Lawsuits expected: Counsel sought in S Korea case

Anticipating an upcoming court battle, Cambodia is looking to secure a lawyer for the family of a woman who may have been murdered in South Korea by a husband looking to cash in on life insurance policies.

Cambodia’s ambassador to South Korea, Suth Dina, said the husband remains in the custody of the Korean prosecutor’s office with no official charges yet.

The Tbong Khmum-based family of the deceased Y Silen have meanwhile requested that Cambodian officials file for compensation, and for the remains to be repatriated, claims the embassy expects they’ll have to sue for.

“The case is still in the process of investigation and any determination is up to Korean law, which we must research,” Dina said.

The embassy also requested the repatriation of Silen’s 5-year-old daughter, but her grandmother said the girl doesn’t speak Khmer and could be better off in Korea.

“It does not matter if I cannot take my granddaughter to Cambodia. It is also good if she still lives in Korea because her future will be better there,” said Ouk Saveng, the mother of the victim.

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