Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - In court, cop fires back on buffalo trader’s suit




In court, cop fires back on buffalo trader’s suit

In court, cop fires back on buffalo trader’s suit

A Stung Treng provincial military police commander is countersuing a buffalo trader who accused the commander of beating him unconscious when he attempted to reclaim confiscated buffalo.

In a complaint filed at Stung Treng provincial court, buffalo trader Chay Bun, 52, alleges that despite a court order allowing Bun to take back 24 buffalo military police confiscated in October, military police held on to nine.

When Bun attempted to reclaim the last of his livestock last week, Bun’s lawsuit says, military police commander Eang Vandy ordered his men to detain and beat him.

But Vandy, who rejects Bun’s accusation that he was beaten unconscious and eventually forced to thumbprint an admission that he stole two buffalo, has countersued Bun for defamation.

MOST VIEWED

  • Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

    Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on

  • US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s

    The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do not

  • Vietnamese land-grabbers held

    Following a provincial court order, Ratanakkiri Military Police on April 16 arrested 12 Vietnamese nationals accused of crossing the border into Cambodia and illegally clearing forest land. The accused are now being detained at Phnom Svay prison in the province. Ratanakkiri military police commander Thav Yen told

  • Eight people sent to court over violent protest

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday sent eight people to court for blocking National Road 4 and using violence against authorities in a land dispute in Prey Nop district’s Bit Traing commune. Four police officers and two commune security guards sustained injuries when the protesters