Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Court case: Case review request sent to ministry

Court case: Case review request sent to ministry

Court case: Case review request sent to ministry

Court case
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet has asked the Justice Minister to consider a request from the parents of deceased Funcinpec official Ho Sok to review a Supreme Court decision, which ruled against Ho Sok’s wife in a land dispute case earlier this year.

Ho Sok’s parents, Sup Ho and Chheang Iv Heang, sent a letter to the cabinet on May 29 requesting the premier intervene to ask Supreme Court President Dith Munty to review or reopen the case.

Ho Sok’s wife, Chea Kim, filed a complaint to the Anticorruption Unit in May accusing 29 government officials of stealing and conspiring to sell 13 hectares of land in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district, which had previously belonged to Ho Sok, in 1998.

One accused official was former Kandal provincial deputy governor – now Kratie provincial council chief – Prak Savuth, to whom the Supreme Court awarded the land this year, overturning a 2007 verdict in favour of Chea Kim.

In a letter dated June 2 and obtained by The Post on Monday, cabinet chief Ho Sithy asked Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana to consider the parents’ request.

“I would like to send this letter to His Excellency [Ang Vong Vathana] to consider this request,” Ho Sithy wrote.

Ang Vong Vathana and Dith Munty could not be reached for comment.

MOST VIEWED

  • US to ramp up sanctions after ‘flawed’ national polls

    At a press conference on Wednesday, the US State Department announced that it would expand visa sanctions on the Cambodian officials and individuals it deems responsible for “undermining democracy” in Cambodia. At the briefing, spokesperson Heather Nauert reiterated that the department regarded the July 29 elections

  • Final poll results confirm first single-party Assembly

    IN an unprecedented situation in Cambodian politics, the official results of the July 29 national elections have declared that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will take all 125 seats in the National Assembly on the back of it receiving 76 per cent of the votes. The National

  • Chinese influence to sweep Kingdom?

    Growing Cambodia-China ties have seen the latter’s influence sweep across the Kingdom through increased investments and tourism. The Asian giant has become the leading source of foreign funds in Cambodia, fuelling the construction sector with huge casino and hotel projects. Much of the growth

  • PM's Bodyguard commander hits back at US

    The commander of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Unit (BGU) Hing Bun Heang on Sunday dismissed a short video clip that went viral on social media in which he says he is preparing for a war with the United States over its aggressiveness towards