Rich vs poor justice

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Rich vs poor justice

Post by Arget » Tue May 14, 2019 8:12 am

Military police officer freed on bail
Khy Sovuthy / Khmer Times Share:

Major San Sokhom with police upon his release on bail. Khmer News
Kampong Cham Provincial Court has released a Kratie provincial military officer on bail after he was charged for allegedly threatening to shoot two men at an internet cafe on March 18.

Court spokesman Chum Narann yesterday said that the son of the Kratie provincial military police commander was freed on bail at the beginning of this month, but could not remember the exact date.

Huot Vuthy, provincial court prosecutor, declined to comment yesterday, but identified the accused as Major San Sokhom, 28, who was charged on March 26 with intentional violence with aggravating circumstances, threatening to use a weapon and illegal possession of a weapon.

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Investigating Judge Nouv Yarath, who is also the Kampong Cham Provincial Court director, could not be reached for comment yesterday.

On March 23, two men filed a complaint against Maj Sokhom, claiming that he threatened and assaulted them as they were playing an online game at an Internet café in the province’s Kampong Cham city.

According to the complaint, Maj Sokhom pulled 25-year-old Vann Chan Aktichakpanha and 28-year-old Ye Chenda from their seats, took them to his car and pointed his gun at them.

The two managed to escape, and ran back to the cafe, only to be followed and assaulted by Maj Sokhom.

After the incident, Maj Sokhom fled the scene and the Kampong Cham Provincial Court issued a summons for him.
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Leng Senghan, a monitor of human rights group Adhoc, yesterday said that he had heard that Major Sokhom was released on bail, but he did not know why the court freed him.

“If he was not sentenced yet, then the investigating judge has the right to decide whether to keep him in custody or free him pending the trial,” he said.

“Rich or powerful people who are accused of crimes find it easier to be set free on bail than poor people,” he added. “I request the courts to treat everyone fairly according to the law and not discriminate between the rich and poor.”

After the two victims filed the complaint, Prime Minister HE on March 25 ordered Brigadier General San Bunthan, Kratie military police commander and father of Maj Sokhom, to tell his son to turn himself in to the authorities.

“I send a message to [Brig Gen Bunthan] to urge his son to clarify what happened to the court,” Mr HE had said. “If he loves his son so much, then he will lose his rank.”
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Brig Gen Bunthan declined to comment yesterday.

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National March 22, 2019
Man held for letting masseuses offer sex
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The accused ran a shop in Takhmao city
The accused ran a shop in Takhmao city. Post News
Kandal Provincial Court yesterday charged a man who allegedly offered sex services in his massage shop in Takhmao city.

Ly Sopheak, a court clerk, identified the accused as Kan Kady, 51, the owner of the 168 Massage Shop in Takhmao commune.

He said Mr Kady was charged with procurement of prostitution and faces up to five years in jail if convicted.
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Mr Sopheak noted that the accused is now in prison pending trial.

Colonel Ros Savin, provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department chief, said that Mr Kady was arrested at about 8.30 pm on Tuesday after anti-human trafficking police raided his shop in Takhmao city.

He said that police officers had been monitoring his shop for two weeks and tailed clients who often entered it to seek sexual services from the masseuses.

Col Savin noted that after gathering evidence, the provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department asked the provincial court prosecutor for authorisation to inspect the shop.

He said that according to police investigations, Mr Kady allowed the masseuses to have sex with their clients and charge them from $20 to $40 per session.

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Col Savin said that the accused took between $10 and $15 per client as commission from the masseuses.

“He was arrested red-handed when our police officers raided his massage shop,” he said. “During the raid, police arrested six masseuses who were having sex with clients and seized a notebook, containing a list of clients who sought sex services, and also used and unused condoms as evidence.”

Col Savin noted that the six masseuses had been sent to the provincial rehabilitation centre.


The prostitution in Sinoville is blatantly advertised and nothing is actioned against them but a small massage place in PP is investigated and closed with owner held in prison without bail.

Powerful mans powerful son threatens people with a firearm and assaults them on camera and although charged is then given bail. This case may well turn out like others where it just fades into nothing.

These cases are why the Khmer people don't trust the justice system and governing bodies.
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Re: Rich vs poor justice

Post by Duncan » Tue May 14, 2019 8:22 am

Arget wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:12 am
Military police officer freed on bail
Khy Sovuthy / Khmer Times Share:

Major San Sokhom with police upon his release on bail. Khmer News
Kampong Cham Provincial Court has released a Kratie provincial military officer on bail after he was charged for allegedly threatening to shoot two men at an internet cafe on March 18.

Court spokesman Chum Narann yesterday said that the son of the Kratie provincial military police commander was freed on bail at the beginning of this month, but could not remember the exact date.

Huot Vuthy, provincial court prosecutor, declined to comment yesterday, but identified the accused as Major San Sokhom, 28, who was charged on March 26 with intentional violence with aggravating circumstances, threatening to use a weapon and illegal possession of a weapon.

. .
Investigating Judge Nouv Yarath, who is also the Kampong Cham Provincial Court director, could not be reached for comment yesterday.

On March 23, two men filed a complaint against Maj Sokhom, claiming that he threatened and assaulted them as they were playing an online game at an Internet café in the province’s Kampong Cham city.

According to the complaint, Maj Sokhom pulled 25-year-old Vann Chan Aktichakpanha and 28-year-old Ye Chenda from their seats, took them to his car and pointed his gun at them.

QUOTE ] “During the raid, police arrested six masseuses who were having sex with clients .



The two managed to escape, and ran back to the cafe, only to be followed and assaulted by Maj Sokhom.

After the incident, Maj Sokhom fled the scene and the Kampong Cham Provincial Court issued a summons for him.
. .
Leng Senghan, a monitor of human rights group Adhoc, yesterday said that he had heard that Major Sokhom was released on bail, but he did not know why the court freed him.

“If he was not sentenced yet, then the investigating judge has the right to decide whether to keep him in custody or free him pending the trial,” he said.

“Rich or powerful people who are accused of crimes find it easier to be set free on bail than poor people,” he added. “I request the courts to treat everyone fairly according to the law and not discriminate between the rich and poor.”

After the two victims filed the complaint, Prime Minister HE on March 25 ordered Brigadier General San Bunthan, Kratie military police commander and father of Maj Sokhom, to tell his son to turn himself in to the authorities.

“I send a message to [Brig Gen Bunthan] to urge his son to clarify what happened to the court,” Mr HE had said. “If he loves his son so much, then he will lose his rank.”
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Brig Gen Bunthan declined to comment yesterday.

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Khmer Times


National March 22, 2019
Man held for letting masseuses offer sex
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
The accused ran a shop in Takhmao city
The accused ran a shop in Takhmao city. Post News
Kandal Provincial Court yesterday charged a man who allegedly offered sex services in his massage shop in Takhmao city.

Ly Sopheak, a court clerk, identified the accused as Kan Kady, 51, the owner of the 168 Massage Shop in Takhmao commune.

He said Mr Kady was charged with procurement of prostitution and faces up to five years in jail if convicted.
. .
Mr Sopheak noted that the accused is now in prison pending trial.

Colonel Ros Savin, provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department chief, said that Mr Kady was arrested at about 8.30 pm on Tuesday after anti-human trafficking police raided his shop in Takhmao city.

He said that police officers had been monitoring his shop for two weeks and tailed clients who often entered it to seek sexual services from the masseuses.

Col Savin noted that after gathering evidence, the provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department asked the provincial court prosecutor for authorisation to inspect the shop.

He said that according to police investigations, Mr Kady allowed the masseuses to have sex with their clients and charge them from $20 to $40 per session.

. .
Col Savin said that the accused took between $10 and $15 per client as commission from the masseuses.

“He was arrested red-handed when our police officers raided his massage shop,” he said. “During the raid, police arrested six masseuses who were having sex with clients and seized a notebook, containing a list of clients who sought sex services, and also used and unused condoms as evidence.”

Col Savin noted that the six masseuses had been sent to the provincial rehabilitation centre.


The prostitution in Sinoville is blatantly advertised and nothing is actioned against them but a small massage place in PP is investigated and closed with owner held in prison without bail.

Powerful mans powerful son threatens people with a firearm and assaults them on camera and although charged is then given bail. This case may well turn out like others where it just fades into nothing.

These cases are why the Khmer people don't trust the justice system and governing bodies.
Most massage places I walk past that have the $3 signs out on the footpath have no customers. Catching six in one go must be a record .
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Re: Rich vs poor justice

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Tue May 14, 2019 8:27 am

If the alleged offenders were released on bail ie a surety bond that requires a monetary deposit, then the imbalance of justice for the rich vs justice for the poor is no different in Cambodia than it is in America.

www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/10/17/1 ... inequality

http://www.hamiltonproject.org/assets/f ... 18_6PM.pdf

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 890484001/

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/incomejails.html

etc, etc.

In addition to the 1.6 million people incarcerated in federal and state prisons, there are 646,000 people locked up in more than 3,000 local jails throughout the U.S. Seventy percent of these people in local jails are being held pretrial — meaning they have not yet been convicted of a crime and are legally presumed innocent. One reason that the unconvicted population in the U.S. is so large is that our country largely has a system of money bail, in which the constitutional principle of innocent until proven guilty only really applies to the well off.

Most countries have what they call a "justice system" when in fact it is a legal system that justice occasionally is the result not the goal.
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