Timber trader’s son freed on bail in Prey Veng

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Vy Channa was arrested for claiming the Prime Minister backed his business. Rasmei News

The son of a Prey Veng province timber broker who was detained in December last year for claiming his business was backed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and Interior Minister Sar Kheng has been freed from jail.

Vy Channa, 22, son of trader Vy Dy, made the claim when one of his vehicles carrying timber was stopped by authorities. He was charged by Prey Veng Provincial Court with irregular use of a title.

Sok Bunrith, a police officer with the provincial criminal investigation department, said that Mr Channa was freed on bail.

“He has been released from prison on bail by the provincial court’s investigating judge,” he said.

Mr Channa was freed on Monday, he added.

Provincial court spokesman Nhek Vanny confirmed yesterday that Mr Channa was freed after Investigating Judge Klouk Piseth finished his investigation on the case.

He added that the accused was put under the control of the court and would be summoned for trial.

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