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NEC's Chakrya back in court

National Election Committee deputy secretary-general Ny Chakrya arrives at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday ahead of questioning.
National Election Committee deputy secretary-general Ny Chakrya arrives at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday ahead of questioning. Heng Chivoan

NEC's Chakrya back in court

Jailed election official Ny Chakrya faced court for additional questioning yesterday, with the interrogation centring on his communications with four jailed Adhoc staffers and a UN official.

Sam Sokong, the National Election Committee official’s lawyer, said investigating judge Theam Chanpiseth’s tone during the two-hour interrogation was accusatory, especially when asking questions relating to Chakrya’s interactions with his fellow accused and salon worker and complainant Khom Chandaraty’s lawyer at the time, Try Chhun.

“The judge was burdening my client with questions focusing on who initiated the bribery of the witness [Chandaraty],” he added.

He said Chakrya’s case should be dropped, because at no time did his client discuss bribing a witness or asking others to bribe a witness.

Chakrya and the four Adhoc officials are charged with bribing Chandaraty to lie about her alleged affair with CNRP acting president Kem Sokha.

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