Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday tried a former government official with forging vehicle number plates and driving licenses to sell to foreigners for $20 to $30 each between 2012 and this year.
Presiding Judge Ke Manera identified the accused as Suon Savun, a former Public Works and Transport Ministry official.
Judge Manera said the accused was charged with forgery of public documents and faces up to ten years in jail if convicted.
He noted that Mr Savun was arrested on February 25 following a complaint by a ministry representative.
Judge Manera said that between 2012 and 2018, the accused was with the ministry’s workshop department in charge of making vehicle number plates and driving licenses.
He noted that Mr Savun forged vehicle number plates and driving licenses and sold them to many foreigners, especially Chinese nationals, living in Cambodia.
“He was a veteran government official who was an expert at making vehicle number plates and driving licenses for the ministry,” Judge Manera said. “But he forged public documents and produced fake number plates and other driving licenses to sell to foreigners in the country.”
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