Written by DAP NEWS -- Saturday, 31 October 2009
(Posted by CAAI News Media)
Hang Mong Heng, husband of the increasingly infamous Khe Dara, on Friday sent an apology letter to Phnom Penh Governor and police, local authority, journalists, and victims of Khe Dara’s threats and curses on September 28, 2009.
His letter comes after a letter to the governor, Kep Chuktema, to defend his wife as “a good and gentle woman.”
The letter her husband apologises for all his wife’s mistakes. In the letter, Mr. Hang Mong Heng refuted remarks made in his previous letter alleging that two journalists demanded US$7,000 to keep the story out of the media. in the letter, he confessed that he sent a letter to the governor before as she believed other without deep thinking.
Hang Mong Heng wrote that he was willing to follow the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s sentence of 18 months in prison and a fine of CR1 Million. After Phnom Penh Appeal Court on Wednesday upheld the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s ruling in the case of Khe Dara, a woman who illegally fired a pistol and threatened police and journalists on September 28, more than 2,000 local citizens expressed their support for Cambo- dian Prime Minister on Tuesday in Phnom Penh, according to a local official.
“Following the premier’s remarks related to Khe Dara, more than 2,000 residents of Boeung Tompon Com-mune thumbprinted a statement of support for the premier’s good decision ,” Sous Sarin, Boeung Tompon commune chief, told DAP News Cambodia on Thursday.
On 28 September, 2009, Khe Dara, 30, fired several times and angrily cursed police and journalists in front of Sonsom Kosal pagoda, in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey District. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted only on the charge of illegal gun usage, so the premier recommended more charges.