Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - 3 charged with attack on judge

3 charged with attack on judge

3 charged with attack on judge

Three high-ranking officials were charged yesterday after turning themselves in over the vicious beating and abduction of a judge, police said.

Kheng Tito, spokesman for the National Military Police, said Chith Kunthol, deputy inspector of the Ministry of Labour; Chhoeng Chanbo, deputy director of the provincial branch of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction; and another official, whose name has not been released, showed up at National Military Police headquarters in Phnom Penh on Saturday after Prime Minister Hun Sen called for their arrest on Friday.

He said the three officials were part of a group of seven people who beat Judge Meng Tony, 28, the son of a high-ranking government official, in Mondulkiri province on December 4.

Khuth Sopheang, prosecutor of Mondulkiri Provincial Court, said the court had transferred the case to Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Judge Meng Tony was beaten while he drank with friends at Angkor Forest Restaurant and Guesthouse in Sen Monorom town, Mondulkiri province. He was then abducted, driven 10 kilometres in a car and abandoned at the side of a road.

MOST VIEWED

  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not

  • IPU slams government claim

    The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, has refuted a claim by the National Assembly that she “highly appreciated the achievements of Cambodia” in its July national elections with a tweet saying “Of course not!” before adding “No congratulations”. A delegation from

  • Conflict lingers on Paris Accords

    As the Kingdom prepares to commemorate on October 23 the 27th anniversary of the signing of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, which ushered in an end to nearly two decades of civil war, there is political conflict on whether the tenets of the agreement are still being

  • EU agrees VN trade deal despite rights concerns

    The EU on Wednesday agreed to a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam, a country described as having a “major rights-abusing government”. This comes amid the 28-nation bloc preparing the procedure for a possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade agreement on