The Mong Reththy Company, which won a defamation court case against an opposition
newspaper in April over an article on logging does not want the financial award the
court ordered against the Voice of Khmer Youth. A representative said the $7,500
award would lapse, and requested the paper not print any more "untrue"
stories about the company. Editor Keo Sothea said in return he would drop his appeal.
"All complaints between the company and (the paper) are canceled," he said.