Kampong Cham provincial court sentenced three men yesterday who were convicted of murder, after the court found that they had plotted to kill anti-drug official Yuok Rathmony in January last year. Yuok Ratanak, the victim’s brother, said yesterday that Judge Chea Vannak had sentenced in absentia Chhorn Sochea, 29, to 17 years in prison and 18-year-old Loek Narith to 18 years. Soum Poly, 29, received a 15-year sentence. He added that the men were ordered pay 40 million riel (US$9,747) to the victim’s wife. “I still found the punishment too minor,” Yuok Ratanak said. He said that Chhorn Sochea, who escaped after being released on bail in November, was arrested on January 16 last year after it was found that he bought a gun used to shoot Youk Rathmony on January 4. Suom Poly, a driver in the plot, was arrested three days later while the shooter, Loek Narith, escaped.
Three imprisoned for murder of official
- Negotiations on EBA being held
In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- Chinese police escort deported scam suspects
Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters
- Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?
Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release