Motodops and tuk-tuk drivers denounce assault

Khouth Sophak Chakrya, The Phnom Penh Post, Nov. 7 2012

A group of motodops and tuk-tuk drivers locked in a dispute with Boeung Kak evictees over an alleged assault of two motodops, have now taken their side of the dispute next to the US embassy as their opponents did the day before.

More than 100 of them gathered outside the US Embassy yesterday to hand officials a petition arguing Boeung Kak activist Yorm Bopha has been rightly charged with the vicious beating of two motodops and is not just the target of politically motivated judicial action.

E. Sophors, president of the Cambodia Confederation Development Association, reminded embassy officials through a loudspeaker that Bopha’s case was “not a land dispute” but a vicious attack on two of his members.

Nget Chet and Vath Thaiseng were attacked last month. Vath’s father, Vath Sarath, said he had enough eyewitnesses willing to testify for the assault and convict Bopha.

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