Kong Korm Faces Land Claim Investigation

Candlelight Party adviser Kong Koam has been sued for up to $500,000 by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). Photo: Kong Koam's Facebook

PHNOM PENH – Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate documents seeking title to a house and land sought by Candlelight Party adviser Kong Korm. 

He gave Korm a month from Jan. 11 to give back the property and said the Anti-Corruption Unit would take legal action based on its findings.

He said Kong Korm had prepared fraudulent documents to become the owner of the house and land which belonged to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"The land and the house will not be lost and must be reclaimed by all means in accordance with the legal procedures in force," he said.

Kong Korm, a senior adviser to the Candlelight Party, said he would be more careful after Hun Sen's warning.

He also has faced a lawsuit for up to $500,000 by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.

Kong Korm, a former senior officer of the Cambodian People's Party, former president of the Sam Rainsy Party, and former honorary president of his son Monika’s Khmer Will Party, was appointed as the supreme adviser of the Candlelight Party in October 2022 after his political rehabilitation January 2019.

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