S'ville: drug-trafficker accuses reporter of defamation

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S'ville: drug-trafficker accuses reporter of defamation

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue May 19, 2015 2:13 am

More weirdness from Sihanoukville: A Vietnamese woman, just out of prison for drug-trafficking, has filed a complaint for defamation against a reporter who named her as a drug-trafficker. And so he gets summoned to the police station.( For what ? Offending her sensibilities, ruining her reputation? ) WTF :shock:
Or "subtle" intimidation attempt orchestrated by the police ?
A Cambodian media organization and rights group are investigating a police summons issued to a reporter in response to a defamation complaint filed against him after he wrote an article about drug trafficking in a southwestern Cambodian coastal province.

Chhum Pearum, a reporter for Doeun Ampil newspaper and online media Fresh News, was summoned by Sihanoukville provincial deputy police chief Kol Phaly to appear at the police station on Monday after Phok Chan, a woman charged in the drug-trafficking case, accused him of defamation and filed a complaint.
Phok Chan, who is Vietnamese, has been imprisoned twice in Cambodia on drug charges.
Sihanoukville provincial police chief Chhoun Narin said police had summoned Chhum Pearum because there was a complaint against him, and police had an obligation to look into it...
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