Woman claimed family ties with PM, police say

Woman claimed family ties with PM, police say

A woman who allegedly presented herself as both a relative of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the sister of logging magnate Try Pheap was arrested by military police in Poipet town on Monday on suspicion of fraud, provincial military police commander Or Borith said yesterday.

Borith said that police believe Try Nakbarang, 46, constructed the alleged ruse in order to defraud military official Ork Sophan out of money by claiming that she would secure for him the governorship of Poipet town.

Sophan has also been detained for questioning, he added, to determine whether he was involved in the scheme. “Now the two suspects are being interrogated,” he said. Borith’s deputy, Born Bin, said that Sophan had said under questioning that Nakbarang told him that he had been selected as the new town governor, but he maintained that he hadn’t “bribed even a single riel”.

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