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Man in court for ‘hitting’ Poipet officer

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Chhean Pisith lies on the ground in front of a vehicle owned by Puthy in Poipet town in December 2016. Photo supplied

Man in court for ‘hitting’ Poipet officer

Banteay Meanchey provincial court on Wednesday held a hearing against a unionist and former opposition party official accused of hitting an immigration officer with his car in the province’s Poipet town in 2016.

Ding Puthy, president of the Cambodia Informal Economy Reinforced Association (Ciera), was charged in December 2016 with intentional violence for allegedly striking down Chhean Pisith with his car. He has since been released on bail.

Puthy was parking his car when Pisith asked him to move as he was blocking a bridge. The case sparked a massive uproar on social media after a video showed Puthy’s car sitting stationary when Pisith collapses in front of it.

Puthy told The Post on Wednesday that the court postponed its verdict until Friday.

He rejected all allegations by Pisith, who was fired last year for shooting his colleague.

“He pretended to faint. If the car hit him, he would have fallen backwards. My car’s engine was off,” he said. Puthy faces up to five years in prison if found guilty.


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