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Man who ‘hit’official to serve 21 days in prison

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Chhean Pisith seems to throw himself to the ground after minimal contact from Puthy’s car.

Man who ‘hit’official to serve 21 days in prison

A man accused of striking an immigration official with his car in Poipet town has been sentenced to one year in prison, but will only serve 21 days.

Banteay Meanchey provincial court on Friday sentenced Cambodia Informal Economy Reinforced Association president Din Puthy to one year in prison for intentional violence with aggravating circumstances for “hitting” National Police immigration police officer Chhean Pisith with his car. He will only serve 21 days, with the remaining suspended sentence.

The case caused controversy in late 2016 after a video clip went viral, in which Pisith seems to throw himself to the ground after minimal contact from Puthy’s car.

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