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Ex-NRP member jailed

Ex-NRP member jailed

A former Norodom Ranariddh Party member was convicted yesterday of illegally possessing a weapon and wearing a military police uniform at the party’s cabinet office in 2007.

Nou Kim Y, 49, was found guilty of the two offences at Phnom Penh Municipal court yesterday but was found not guilty of abusing Sao Rany, a NRP lawmaker for Prey Veng province.

The court heard that Nou Kim Y had produced a gun without licence and had worn a military uniform during a heated argument about money at the Norodom Ranariddh Party’s office in Phnom Penh in 2007. He was fined one million riel (US$250) yesterday and received a one-year prison sentence.

However, he will only remain in prison for about six months of that term due to time previously served.

The trial was an appeal of a hearing last June, where Nou Kim Y was sentenced to a year in jail in his absence.

Nou Kim Y declined to comment about the case or the verdict yesterday.

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