Newspaper to reopen
Thursday, 09 December 2010 15:01 Chhay Channyda
THE publisher of the suspended Deum Ampil Newspaper said it would resume publication on December 21 under his own financing. Soy Sopheap said the four-page paper would be published three days per week. He said the paper “would keep on printing stories from all sides, both opposition and government sides”. The media centre – which included a paper, radio station and magazine – suspended its operations in July due to financial losses.
Three jailed for kidnap
Thursday, 09 December 2010 15:01 Chrann Chamroeun
PHNOM Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced three men to 15 years jail for kidnapping and detaining a 5-year-old boy last year, according to a verdict read out by Judge Duch Kimsorn. The three men, who demanded US$4,000 ransom for the return of the child, were arrested in November last year in Kampong Cham province. During hearings the men denied the charges. The trio’s defence lawyer Uk Vandeth yesterday decribed the verdict as “unacceptable”, and said he hoped his clients would appeal.