Phnom Penh Municipal Court
Victims of an alleged Korean language school scam and family members stand outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court after a hearing on January 12, 2021. (Va Sopheanut/VOD)

Training Center Directors on Trial After Falsely Promising Jobs in Korea

Two Korean language training school directors stood trial on Tuesday over charges of fraud — involving dozens of workers who each lost thousands of dollars — by falsely promising to send them to work in South Korea. Some were never sent, while others were sent to Dubai instead, the court heard.

Supporters of the outlawed opposition CNRP hold up Cambodian flags near the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 26, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Unwieldy Mass CNRP Trial Packs Phnom Penh Court

The Phnom Penh court on Thursday sought ways to streamline the mass trial of more than 130 opposition supporters in the face of missed names, crammed-in defendants and complaints that the accused had no information about what they were accused of.

Sin Chanpeou Rozeth, a former CNRP commune chief in Battambang province, holds up a small Cambodian flag outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 26, 2020.

Defendant Arriving for Mass CNRP Hearings Says ‘I’m Not Scared’

Hearings are underway at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for more than 100 supporters of the dissolved CNRP who were charged with incitement and plotting. Arriving defendants and their colleagues say the occasion is a chance for the persecuted opposition to show solidarity.