Huawei Backs Away From Crash Involving Executive

Chinese technology giant Huawei publicly distanced itself on Wednesday from a crash involving a senior executive accused of plowing his sports car into three tuk-tuks and a motorcycle in Phnom Penh last week and fleeing the scene.

In response to a query on the incident involving Kevin Weng, which was notable for the disappearance of news coverage posted by Khmer-language media outlets following the November 23 wreck, Huawei Technologies (Cambodia) issued a brief statement: “Alleged traffic incidents involving our staff outside work hours are a matter for the staff, and not an issue for Huawei to comment on. If approached, we will cooperate with any official queries.”

Mr. Weng, Huawei’s deputy managing director in Cambodia and Laos, had been driving under the influence when he crashed his BMW i8 at about 3:30 a.m., injuring three men, said Chim Dyna, a traffic police officer in Chamkar Mon district, on Monday.

Mr. Weng, questioned through a Chinese translator, has since compensated the men for their injuries and was released without charge, Mr. Dyna added.

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