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CSD dispute: Civil society group to be shut down

CSD dispute: Civil society group to be shut down

CSD dispute
Police were expected to carry out an injunction order against the Centre for Social Development today, following a leadership dispute at the civil society group that last year resulted in the dismissal of the organisation's executive director, Theary Seng. Vi Houi, former CSD board president, filed a complaint against Theary Seng last year claiming that she should be removed from her position, as she failed to turn up to meetings. A resulting injunction order was appealed by CSD, but a letter on Tuesday informed the organisation that it would ultimately be enforced. "The local authorities sent us a letter on very short notice, and the accused is not even in the country," said Im Sophea, CSD's deputy executive director, adding that Theary Seng was currently in France. "Mr Vi Houi has no standing to request an injunction order [and] we as staff have nothing to do with this. We have to operate this public institution. When contacted Wednesday, Vi Houi said he hoped the injunction ran "smoothly" and that the court designated a new person for the position.