Men Arrested for Repossession Attempt Without Court Approval

Kampong Chhnang province’s military police commander said companies must first go through the courts before confiscating any debtors’ possessions, after authorities arrested four leasing company officers for breaking a lock as they tried to take away a motorbike with overdue payments.

Dum Sakhorn, chief of Cholsa commune’s Kampong Ba Srov Tboung village in Cholkiri district, said he was helping other villagers with their debt problems on Tuesday when he heard shouting outside.

He said he climbed down from his house to find that leasing company officers had broken the lock securing a villager’s motorbike and were attempting to take it away.

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