Cambodia asks to see Pongpat trove

18 Dec 2014 10:09 AM | Anonymous

Cambodia asks to see Pongpat trove

The Cambodian government has asked to inspect the huge trove of antiques and art seized from the network of suspects linked to disgraced former Central Investigation Bureau chief Pongpat Chayapan after learning it may contain dozens of ancient Khmer sculptures, a media report said Wednesday. 

The Phnom Penh Post reported that the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok wrote a letter nearly early this month to Thai government officials requesting access to the nearly two billion baht in assets seized from Pol Lt Gen Pongpat and a ring of aides and subordinates charged with him on a number of serious offenses.

The paper quoted Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Koy Kuong saying Thai officials have not yet replied to the request. L
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