Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - NEC's Chakrya back in court

National Election Committee deputy secretary-general Ny Chakrya arrives at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday ahead of questioning.
National Election Committee deputy secretary-general Ny Chakrya arrives at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday ahead of questioning. Heng Chivoan

NEC's Chakrya back in court

Jailed election official Ny Chakrya faced court for additional questioning yesterday, with the interrogation centring on his communications with four jailed Adhoc staffers and a UN official.

Sam Sokong, the National Election Committee official’s lawyer, said investigating judge Theam Chanpiseth’s tone during the two-hour interrogation was accusatory, especially when asking questions relating to Chakrya’s interactions with his fellow accused and salon worker and complainant Khom Chandaraty’s lawyer at the time, Try Chhun.

“The judge was burdening my client with questions focusing on who initiated the bribery of the witness [Chandaraty],” he added.

He said Chakrya’s case should be dropped, because at no time did his client discuss bribing a witness or asking others to bribe a witness.

Chakrya and the four Adhoc officials are charged with bribing Chandaraty to lie about her alleged affair with CNRP acting president Kem Sokha.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Defence Minister Tea Banh yesterday said the popular appeal of the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s pledge to substantially boost commune budgets p