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One More Co. Ltd., a firm directed by the Pheapimex CEO's daughter Choeng Sokuntheavy, received 221.9 hectares of land at the center of Kirirom National Park, according to maps published in late December. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Kirirom National Park, Bati District Land Granted to Elites

Relatives of infamous Pheapimex CEO Choeung Sopheap received forest land in the center of Kirirom National Park, while a minister, tycoons and an apparent relative of first lady Bun Rany all received state land, according to official documents published in late December.

Representatives from the NGO World Vision donate Mee Chiet instant noodles and other food to the Pur Senchey district office for distribution in a photo posted to the district's Facebook page on May 14, 2021.

Noodle and Water Tycoon Attains Higher Oknha Rank

Choeung Sokuntheavy, the tycoon overseeing Vital water and Mee Chiet noodles, gained the title of “neak oknha” earlier this year, a step up from the unembellished “oknha” title that has attracted controversy this year.