Interior ministry official charged over land grab

Source : Khmer Times 

The accused Moeung Lida, 34. Pic Fresh News

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged a government official who allegedly tried to grab state land by fraudulently using Interior Minister Sar Kheng’s wife’s name to threaten a commune chief in Preah Sihanouk province.

Court documents obtained today identified the accused as Moeung Lida, 34, an Interior Ministry official living in the province’s Prey Nob district.

Mr Lida was arrested in Phnom Penh on Friday following a complaint by Mr Kheng’s wife Nhem Sakhorn on October 7.

The court documents noted that he is charged with threats and forgery of public documents and faces up to five years in prison if convicted. Mr Lida is now in prison pending trial.



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