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Court to try state official

Court to try state official

PHNOM Penh Municipal Court is set to hear a case on Wednesday involving a former government official accused of taking bribes in connection with a land dispute. Seng Yean, the former deputy director general of inspection at the Ministry of National Assembly-Senate Relations, is accused of accepting a US$200,000 bribe from a local woman, Di Prem, on behalf of families opposing a local woman, Huot Sarom, in a land dispute in Dangkor district. ”I am well-prepared to present court officials with documents that prove her ownership of the land,” said Kao Ty, the attorney for Huot Sarom.

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