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The Ministry of Interior Plans to Sue Chea Mony of Providing False Testimony to the Court – Friday, 21.8.2009

Posted on 22 August 2009. Filed under: Week 626 |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 626

“Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Cambodia plans to sue the president of the Cambodian Free Trade Union of Workers, Mr. Chea Mony, for presenting an untrue testimony to the court.

“The spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Khieu Sopheak, told Kampuchea Thmey by phone in the afternoon of 20 August 2009 that the Ministry of Interior reserves all rights to sue the president of the Cambodia Free Trade Union of Workers, Mr. Chea Mony, for providing an unreal testimony and for using a court hearing he attended on 17 August 2009 to announce unreal information, leading to misunderstandings.

“Mr. Khieu Sopheak said, ‘First, we consider that it is the provision of untrue testimony, and second, it is the use of a court hearing to announce unreal information to the audience at the hearing, and to national and international journalists. Therefore, the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Cambodia reserves its right to prepare a lawsuit to be sent to the court, based on Mr. Chea Mony’s actions.

“However, Mr. Khieu Sopheak has not yet specified the date when a lawsuit against the president of the Cambodian Free Trade Union of Workers, Mr. Chea Mony, will be sent to the court.

“On 20 August 2009, Kampuchea Thmey could not ask for a comment from the president of the Cambodian Free Trade Union of Workers, Mr. Chea Mony, who is the younger brother of Mr. Chea Mony, who was gunned down in 2004, as no one picked up the phone.

“It should be remembered that on 17 August 2009, the Appeals Court opened a hearing on the murder of the president of the Cambodian Free Trade Union of Workers, Mr. Chea Vichea, who was murdered near the Wat Langka in 2004, and during the hearing, Mr. Chea Mony participated as a plaintiff. At that time, he said publicly that he thinks the government was behind the murder of his older brother.

“His words received a strong reaction from the hearing judge and prosecutors, and they even noted down the words he said during the hearing.

“It should be noted that after the murder of the president of the Cambodian Free Trade Union of Workers, Mr. Chea Vichea, two men [Boun Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun] were arrested on the accusation that they were involved in the murder, but recently, the Appeals Court had decided to release them on bail, saying that there was insufficient evidence to put the burden on them; and on 17 August 2009, the Appeals Court decided to provide them with the further freedom and to reinvestigate the case.

“After the Appeals Court had ordered Mr. Chea Vichea’s case to be reinvestigated, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Kingdom of Cambodia and the International Labor Organization (ILO) released a statement of welcome for the decision decision to reinvestigate that murder case.”Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #2028, 21.8.2009

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Friday, 21 August 2009

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #268, 21.8.2009

  • Cambodia Denied the Accusation by Siam [Thailand] that the Cambodian Navy Is Patrolling the Overlapping Sea Area
  • A French Man Was Arrested for Debauchery with an Underage Girl [Phnom Penh]
  • Within Five Hours, Two People Died in [two separate] Traffic Accidents in Meanchey District [Phnom Penh]
  • North Korea Wants Direct [bilateral] Talks with America [on nuclear issues]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #2028, 21.8.2009

  • The Ministry of Interior Plans to Sue Chea Mony of Providing False Testimony to the Court
  • The Drunken Driving Case of Mr. Chan Saroeun [a lieutenant-colonel] Killing a Person Reaches the Court [he is detained temporarily at the Phnom Penh Police Station until there is action by the Municipal Court]

Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6734, 21.8.2009

  • Worrying about A/H1N1, the Minister of Health Calls on Citizens Not to Travel to Thailand If Not Necessary
  • About 1,500 Khmer Scholars Who Returned from Foreign Countries Were Sent to the S-21 Center [Duch said that the Khmer Rouge top leader, Pol Pot, had initiated the policy to jail Khmer scholars at the Tuol Sleng prison]
  • Japan Has Helped to Construct the Telecommunications Network in Phnom Penh since the 1990s

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4978, 21.8.2009

  • Indonesia Confiscated 60 kg of Heroin Exported from a Cambodian Airport
  • A Lexus, Overtaking Another Car on Steep Road, Crashed into a Camry, Coming from the Opposite Direction, Resulting in Four Deaths [two people are Turks and two are Khmers] and Two Injured People [Kompong Cham]
  • Lightning in 2009 is the Wildest in the Last Six Years [by July 2009, there have been 100 deaths already, while in the whole year of 2008, there were only 95 deaths and in 2004, only 45 deaths – according to the Department of Meteorology]

Sereypheap Thmey, Vol.17, #1777, 21-23.8.2009

  • [Sam Rainsy Party president] Mr. Sam Rainsy: The Presence of [US Senator] Jim Webb Will Bring Political Change in Cambodia [he said that at least, America can help prevent Cambodia from getting far from democracy and the rule of law]
  • Siam [Thailand] Announced to Cancel Joint Statement [of 18 June 2008, with Cambodia] about the Listing of the Preah Vihear Temple as a World Heritage Site [as it was signed by the Thai Foreign Minister, though he would have asked first for the agreement by the Thai parliament, because a minister cannot act on matters of national sovereignty according to Thai law]

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