Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Stolen voter film turns up in city shops

Stolen voter film turns up in city shops

Stolen voter film turns up in city shops

A WEEK after Phnom Penh registration officials announced they had run out of film,

several photo shop owners told the Post that they had bought film presumed stolen

from the centers.

A photo shop owner, who declined to be named, said he had bought 20 packets of film

from two men.

"They told me that they found the film [at the station] and said it was left

over," he said.

Each pack had cost him $6, a saving of $2 on the market price, he said, adding that

other shops in his area had also bought packs of film.

Other shopowners visited by the Post said they had been offered film, but they had

not bought any.

Vice chairman of the NEC, Kassie Neou, said that it would be easy to find out if

film had been stolen.

"One pack of film has 10 sheets, and each sheet records four pictures. It is

very easy to compare the remaining stock with the number of voters registered at

that station," he said. He believed that cases of theft were not widespread

as there was not much film to begin with.

Prom Nhean Vichea, chairman of NEC's media committee, said he had heard the story,

but could not confirm it. "We do not know whether this is true or not. The inspectors

will investigate," he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hong Kong firm done buying Coke Cambodia

    Swire Coca-Cola Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Swire Pacific Ltd, on November 25 announced that it had completed the acquisition of The Coca-Cola Co’s bottling business in Cambodia, as part of its ambitions to expand into the Southeast Asian market. Swire Coca-Cola affirmed

  • Cambodia's Bokator now officially in World Heritage List

    UNESCO has officially inscribed Cambodia’s “Kun Lbokator”, commonly known as Bokator, on the World Heritage List, according to Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona in her brief report to Prime Minister Hun Sen on the night of November 29. Her report, which was

  • NagaWorld union leader arrested at airport after Australia trip

    Chhim Sithar, head of the Labour Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees at NagaWorld integrated casino resort, was arrested on November 26 at Phnom Penh International Airport and placed in pre-trial detention after returning from a 12-day trip to Australia. Phnom Penh Municipal Court Investigating Judge

  • Sub-Decree approves $30M for mine clearance

    The Cambodian government established the ‘Mine-Free Cambodia 2025 Foundation’, and released an initial budget of $30 million. Based on the progress of the foundation in 2023, 2024 and 2025, more funds will be added from the national budget and other sources. In a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen

  • Two senior GDP officials defect to CPP

    Two senior officials of the Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) have asked to join the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), after apparently failing to forge a political alliance in the run-up to the 2023 general election. Yang Saing Koma, chairman of the GDP board, and Lek Sothear,

  • Cambodia's poverty cut in half from 2009 to 2019: World Bank report

    A report published by the World Bank on November 28 states that Cambodia’s national poverty rate fell by almost half between 2009 and 2019, but the Covid-19 pandemic recently reversed some of the poverty reduction progress. Cambodia’s poverty rate dropped from 33.8 to 17.8 per cent over the 10