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Tuesday’s News Briefs

Opposition Sam Rainsy party (SRP) legislator, Kuoy Bun Roeun asks the National Election Committee (NEC) Tuesday, to take legal action against communal chief Kong Salieng for threatening seven SRP’s activists in Svay Rieng.

In a letter sent to NEC's chairman Im Suosdei, Kuouy Bun Roeun stated that Kong Salieng harassed the activists for being members of the opposition party. Kong Salieng is alleged to has threatened the men to pulling out their names from the communal election registration's list. ***

Two human rights groups (Ad Hoc & Licadho) investigators Tuesday probe into a case involving NRP’s member Say Sok, who sustained a head wound allegedly by a member of the CCP.

The investigators conclude that the incident was not politically motivated, as claimed by NRP officials on Monday. Ad Hoc's investigator, Chan Soveth says that the victim had a fall out with the perpetrator. NRP spokesman Muth Chantha says that he has yet to receive the investigator’s reports. ***

Chea Mony, president of Free Trade Union of Workers for the Kingdom of Cambodia appeals to Prime Minister Hun Sen Tuesday, for garment factory’s owners to invest their profits and earnings in a Cambodian bank.

According to Mony, this will allow the government to withdraw the money, should the owners decide to close up their businesses without paying their workers.***