Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Hun To, Hun Sen's nephew, is suing Sralanh Khmer newspaper

Monday, June 26, 2006

By Ky Soklim
Cambodge Soir

Translated from French by KI-Media

Hun To, the son of Hun Neng, the governor of Kompong Cham, brought a lawsuit last Friday against the director of the Sralanh Khmer newspaper for publishing in its 15 to 17 June, an article titled: “Echo: the son of Hun Neng and Kun Kim ceased thousands of hectares of lands belonging to the people and the State in the province of Mondolkiri.” According to Hun To, these articles are not only aiming at accusing him but also have political underlines. “It is not negotiable,” Hun To declared when contacted by phone. Ouk Sroeun, his lawyer confirmed that the newspaper director should respond to the disinformation accusation. “The articles do not bring forth the proof nor the truth,” the lawyer explained. You Saravuth, the newspaper director, affirmed having met in vain Hun To at the latter’s home on 19 June, to settle the differences. “I proposed him to write a clarification article, but he refused,” the [newspaper] director claimed while indicating that he received two days later a fax showing his photo surrounded with skulls. “I do not accuse Hun To of sending it to me, but that’s how things happen,” the paper director explained. Hun To denied the knowledge of this gruesome photo.

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