Cambodian Government Lawyer Will Appear in Court to Defend His Client's Corruption
- From: "Chim" <ChimS1@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 1 Sep 2006 13:27:11 -0700
Cambodian Government Lawyer Will Appear in Court to Defend His Client's
The Cambodian government lawyer Friday agrees to appear in the Phnom
Penh Municipal Court to defend his client of corruption charges
involved in a number of the World Bank's projects.
The World Bank and the Cambodian government recently had tension after
the bank found irregularities in its $11.9 millions loans for 8
projects implemented by a number of ministries.
The World Bank threatened to freeze 3 development projects worth over
$64 millions, and asked the government to pay back $7.6 millions.
Cambodian authorities on July 18, detained former Department of Rural
Development's technological affairs, deputy director Mu Kim San, based
on government lawyer's suit, and Phnom Penh Municipal Court's
co-prosecutor's charges on embezzling one million dollars in this
Government lawyer, Suong Chanthan says that this if the first time that
he appears in court to defend his client's suit against the defendant
Mu Kim San, with Phnom Penh Court's vice president, Mr. Chiv Keng as
investigative judge for the case. He declines to cite any evidence or
documents based on the suit.