A tycoon stripped of position over shooting

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Tycoon Hou Chamroeun was arrested and charged with threatening to kill his wife and mother-in-law. Fresh News

Tycoon Hou Chamroeun was stripped of his title and position as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s advisor and Lieutenant General of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces after he was charged with shooting.

Mr Chamroeun was arrested and charged by Phnom Penh Municipal Court on May 17 with threatening to kill his wife and mother-in-law after he opened fire with a gun several times at his home on April 21 at his villa in Dangkao district’s Prey Sar commune.

According to Royal Decree issued last week and obtained by Khmer Times on Wednesday, King Norodom Sihamoni ordered to have Mr Chamroeun stripped of his post as Mr Hun Sen’s advisor and his lieutenant general rank was removed.

Mr Chamroeun, who was granted the Oknha title a week before the shooting, was charged by article 233 of criminal code and faces up to two years in prison and a fine of up to about $1,000 if convicted.

Mr Chamroeun was arrested by the Interior Ministry’s penal department about one month after the incident took place. Mr Chamroeun and his wife, Kea Sokeang, were given the Oknha titles last month.

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