Cambodia orders homes of Aust teacher sold

A Cambodian court has ordered two homes owned by a former Adelaide school teacher to be seized and used as a security for $A1.2 million in fines, following his defamation conviction for criticising local elections in June.

Son Chhay, a dual Australian and Cambodian citizen who was awarded an Order of Australia in 2010, said he was not represented in court and had first heard of the seizure on Monday morning via a Facebook post, prompting calls from pro-government media.

“There are only two properties I have, as one is a house I am living in now and the other is a unit in Siem Reap,” he said referring to the northwest provincial city.

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