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Publisher charged with forging document

A NEWSPAPER publisher in Banteay Meanchey province has been charged with faking a public document. Kong Samnang, 45, the publisher of the Serei Sophorn-based People’s Power newspaper, was charged on Friday in connection with a Ministry of Information complaint. He was accused of faking a public letter, a ministry stamp and the signature of the minister Khieu Kanharith. However, Sok Sovann, president of the Press Council of Cambodia , said that the publisher had misunderstood Ministry advice regarding ways to extend his newspaper’s publishing activities.



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