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RFA ដោយ ឡេង ម៉ាលី 2012-04-27
២៧-មេសា-២០១២៖ សពលោក ឈុត វុទ្ធី ដែលគ្រួសារដឹកចេញពីខេត្តកោះកុង ឆ្ពោះមក ស្រុក កំណើត។ សាចញាតិសពបានឱ្យដឹងនៅវេលាម៉ោង ៦ ល្ងាចថ្ងៃទី ២៧ ខែមេសានេះថា រថយន្តដឹកសពកំពុងធ្វើដំណើរបានពាក់កណ្ដាលផ្លូវហើយ។
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The Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced People’s Alliance for Democracy co-leader Sondhi Limthongkul, to 20 years in jail without parole for violating the Securities and Exchange Act, reports said.
Sondhi, a 64-year-old media mogul and a leader of the yellow shirt movement, was found guilty of verifying false documents, allowing Manager Media Group, a company in which he was one of the board members and held some shares, to seek loans amounting to 1.07 billion baht from Krung Thai Bank during 1996 and 1997.
The court found him guilty on 17 counts. On each count he was sentenced to five years imprisonment.
His 85-year jail term was halved to 42 years and six months because he confessed to the charges.
His jail term was further reduced because the law carries a maximum penalty of 20 years.
After the verdict was delivered, Sondhi went to the court basement, waiting to apply for bail.
By Kristin Lynch, the Phnom Penh Post 27 April 2012
For three hours yesterday at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, Ieng Sary defence counsel Michael Karnavas meticulously dissected more than three days’ worth of testimony by Saloth Ban, attempting to prove that Pol Pot’s nephew was speculating and consequently deal a blow to the strength of his testimony.
Earlier in the week, Saloth Ban, the former secretary-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, testified that Ieng Sary, the ministry’s deputy prime minister, was the “real boss” and held “complete responsibility”, but yesterday, Karnavas attempted to disprove such claims, focusing on the role that Chhim Sam Aok, alias Pang, played in the regime.
Pang was the chairman of government office S-71, one of the two highest-level offices within the regime.
Saloth Ban’s responses to Karnavas’ interrogation painted a picture of a leader with “influence in every ministry”, who reported to no one and “could take people away as he pleased”.
Many Ministry of Foreign Affairs personnel, Saloth Ban said, were removed by Pang or his “people” and taken to re-education centres or the notorious S-21 prison, with what seemed like little oversight or challenge.
“Ieng Sary told me that when Pang arrived, I was to do whatever Pang needed”, Saloth Ban testified.
“Did Pang ever explain to you on whose authorisation he was requesting these people to be transferred out of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?” Karnavas asked.
“No, he didn’t explain to me, and I did not ask him,” Saloth Ban replied.
Through a repetitive line of questioning, Karnavas attempted to demonstrate that Saloth Ban had limited first-hand knowledge about the inner workings of the regime and its decision-making process and had been making statements about such matters based on personal conclusion.
Earlier in the week, Saloth Ban had said that Pol Pot never acted alone when making decisions.
To contac the reporter on this story: Kristin Lynch at email@example.com
the Phnom Penh Post,27 April 2012
The wife of slain environmental activist Chut Wutty today rejected early police accounts of the circumstances around his shooting death, saying she believed he had been targeted for death for his work in protecting Cambodia’s endangered forests.
Speaking to the Post by phone, 40-year-old Sam Chanthy, said that her husband had been at the exact site of his death in Koh Kong province little more than a month ago, where he had been in conflict with military police officers as he attempted to examine a cache of illegally logged timber.
“I think there were third persons involved with my husband’s killing. They prepared a plot to kill him because his work was affecting their interests.
“Those people were not happy with my husband and his work …so they planned to kill him when he went there again,” she said, referring to Veal Bei Point in Mondul Seima district’s Bak Khlang commune.
In Kong Chit, Koh Kong-based coordinator for rights group Licahdo, said that according to a copy of the police report he had seen, military police officer In Rattana shot Chut Wutty, then committed suicide by shooting himself twice with his own AK-47 rifle, first in the stomach and then the chest.
“I think this report is unbelievable. We will continue to investigate and research about it,” he said.
According to the report, when Chut Wutty attempted to drive away after refusing to turn over his camera’s memory card, In Rattana fired a single bullet, which entered the activist’s body at the knee and traveled upward into his stomach, killing him instantly.
While police say a gun was found in Chut Wutty’s possession, there was no indication it had been fired.
Thong Narong, commander of the Koh Kong provincial military police, refused to divulge details of the emerging police narrative of events, but confirmed to the Post that a medical examination had revealed a single AK-47 bullet had struck Chut Wutty in the knee, while In Rattana was wounded in the stomach and chest.
Two Cambodia Daily journalists who had accompanied Chut Wutty on the trip, Phorn Bopha and Olesia Plokhii, were released this morning following police questioning, he added.
Speaking to the Post, Phorn Bopha said that she and her colleague had been released at 9:30 a.m.
“I am safe and was not wounded,” she said by telephone. “We now are traveling back to Phnom Penh.”
Chut Wutty’s family, meanwhile, claimed his body in Koh Kong today and said that it will arrive at his birthplace – Svay Meash village, in Ksach Kandal district’s Vihear Sour commune – at about 7:30 this evening.
“I am still in shock that my husband was killed. His death is a big loss in my family and also the loss of a valuable and great person in Cambodia,” Sam Chanthy said. “To find truth and justice for my husband, I would like to ask the concerned authorities and human rights groups…especially Prime Minister Hun Sen, to take action and arrest the persons who were involved or behind my husband’s killing.”
A funeral service is planned for Sunday.