Cambodian tycoon Sok Bun charged over TV star’s assault

(From ABC/AFP)

Cambodian police have arrested a wanted property tycoon on his return to the kingdom after a video of his vicious assault on a popular TV host triggered widespread anger and a call from prime minister Hun Sen to give himself up.

Ek Socheata (SaSa) was attacked in a restaurant on July2

Ek Socheata (SaSa) was attacked in a Phnom Penh restaurant on July 2

Wealthy businessman Sok Bun, who had fled to Singapore in an apparent attempt to evade authorities, was arrested on his arrival at Phnom Penh airport on Saturday, before being escorted directly to court where he faced charges.

In a statement, Sok Bun admitted carrying out the attack, and pleaded for mercy from the public. Read more

 



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