Several Cambodian families missing relatives who worked at a Poipet casino engulfed in a deadly fire in late December say weeks later they have still not received information or compensation from authorities and the casino’s owners.
Candlelight party vice president Thach Setha did not complete or intend to issue the bad checks which led to his arrest, says his lawyer Sam Sokhong.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday threatened to sue the opposition Candlelight party after its leaders accused the ruling CPP of political persecution in the run-up to the July 23 national elections.
Candlelight party leadership say they are negotiating with the ruling CPP to seek the release of Candlelight’s vice president Thach Setha after he was arrested and detained in Prey Sar prison Monday for alleged bad checks issued in 2019.
Candlelight Party Vice President Thach Setha was arrested Monday after the Phnom Penh municipal court issued a warrant for his arrest, according to police and court spokespersons.
As China reopens its borders, removing quarantine and testing requirements for returning travelers, the Cambodian government said it was eager to welcome back Chinese tourists and investors while rights groups urged the government to do more to prevent transnational crime.
Families of Missing Casino Workers Seek Compensation and Closure as Authorities Remain Vague Over Possible Cambodian Deaths
Authorities have claimed no Cambodians died in the blaze which engulfed a Poipet casino in late December, but the relatives of one Khmer woman trapped in the building at the time of the fire have already held her funeral.
“Workers Blood” Rap Video Removed from NGO Licadho’s Facebook, Website After Police Threaten Legal Action
Human rights NGO Licadho removed a rap music video from its website and Facebook page after Phnom Penh police interrogated its operations director on Monday and requested several other civil society leaders appear for additional questioning this week.