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Plaintiff in search case questioned

A woman who filed a complaint against the Choam Ksan district governor and a military police officer, claiming they conducted an illegal raid on her home, was summonsed to Preah Vihear Provincial Court.

According to a copy of the warrant, Say Peary, 28, was called in after filing a complaint against District Governor Sok Hai and military police officer Son Sen. The pair allegedly raided her house without permission to search for timber last month, destroying property in the process, said Lor Chan, a provincial coordinator for rights group Adhoc.

“The victim who filed the complaint was summonsed, and she has been for questioning in relation to the raid on her house without permission last month,” he said.

Say Run, Peary’s 50-year-old father, said court officials asked his daughter to find two witnesses to corroborate her version of the alleged raid.

Meanwhile, Hai wrote a letter to the court and Provincial Hall requesting his appearance in court be delayed because it would interfere with his campaigning schedule.

Last year, border officials in Preah Vihear province arrested a dozen Cambodians crossing into Thailand to log rosewood, shortly after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered officials to crack down harder on illegal luxury-wood logging.



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