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Two journalists arrested for extortion

By Khmerization
Source: Koh Santepheap

Two journalists (pictured) from two unknown newspapers have been arrested by Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district police after they went to pick up $100 from a man near Sen Sok Market on Monday afternoon.

Dara, editor of Nokor Santepheap (City of Peace) newspaper and Chum
Bunheap, editor of Ponleu Sereipheap (Light of Freedom) were charged
with fraud and extortion of money from an official of an electricity company from Sen Sok district.

said that the pair posed as officials from the government’s Electricite
Du Cambodge and tried to extort $200 from an employee of a private
electricitycompany. However, the man only agreed to give $100. They were arrested when they went to pick up the money at an appointed location in Sen Sok district.

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