Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Men testify against cop

Men testify against cop

Men testify against cop

A MECHANIC who accused a senior police official and two accomplices of beating him with a pistol has been questioned along with three witnesses by Phnom Penh Municipal Court about the incident, the victim’s employer said on Wednesday.

Neang Sok Na, deputy police chief of the Phnom Penh Minor Crimes Bureau, and two others are accused of pistol-whipping Phat Dara on the head and hands, and threatening his life after an argument over racing his car outside the victim’s garage. The accusations have been denied by the police. Om Heng, who employs Phat Dara, said he, the victim and two witnesses were questioned “for hours” on Monday.

A criminal complaint was lodged by the victim with the Ministry of Interior and thumb-printed by 50 witnesses following the incident on December 13. Ou Virak, president of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights, said the group had called on the government to guarantee that the accused be charged.

“If the court prosecutor fails to prosecute the men, it will show that the culture of impunity still remains a concern,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia-Thailand rail reconnected after 45 years

    A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday following a 45-year hiatus, with the two kingdoms’ prime ministers in attendance at the ceremony. On the occasion, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha travelled together from Thailand’s

  • Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

    Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on

  • US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s

    The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do not

  • The Christian NGO empowering Cambodian families in Siem Reap

    With its basketball court, football pitch, tennis court and ninja warrior water sports area, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Siem Reap campus of International Christian Fellowship (ICF) Cambodia is a sports centre. But while these free, family-friendly activities are one of the