Phnom Penh: Kim Santepheap, undersecretary of state and spokesman of the Ministry of Justice, said that a group of inspectors of the Ministry of Justice finished the investigation on Men Vannak, Vice-President of the Kompong Speu Provincial Court since yesterday [Friday] evening and the ministry has been working on the case.
“The investigation has not produced any result yet. This is a personal problem between both individuals but the ministry still continues working on it,” Kim Santepheap said that the Justice Minister will decide to take action if the inspectors of the Ministry of Justice find out the mistake.
“Since this is related to an ethical issue of prosecutors and judges, His Excellency Justice Minister [Ang Vong Vathana] pays attention to strengthen the ethics,” Kim Santepheap said.
According to the complaint submitted by Chhiev Kimhak, clerk of the Provincial Court, on March 9, he requests the Ministry of Justice to intervene and find justice for him because Men Vannak, Vice-President of the Kompong Speu Provincial Court, threatened and degraded him as a disabled person in public.
Keo Sothea, prosecutor of the Kompong Speu Provincial Court, talked on the phone with Swift News on Saturday that he did not know what happened clearly because maybe they [the Vice-President and the clerk] went to drink together and they had a quarrel with each other and the clerk submitted the complaint to him, so he signed and sent it to the Ministry of Justice.
“It is the privacy issue between both of them,” Keo Sothea said that “it does not involve with any internal problem of the unit.”
Keo Sothea said, “They apologized to each other, so maybe they made a mistake. They already said their sorry since yesterday [Friday].”
on Saturday, Men Vannak, Vice-President of the Kompong Speu Provincial Court, did not pick up his phone.