Chheoun Bunchhi, 52, a reporter of Kampuchea Daily news, was summoned by the provincial court of Oddar Meanchey province for allegedly publishing fake news on social media on 25 July 2021. The summons was made after he published news on the land dispute between the community and the district Forestry Administration. During the hearing on January 31, the provincial court of Oddar Meanchey ordered Chheoun Bunchhi to pay four million riels, or about 1,000 USD, to the plaintiff. Bunchhi appealed the case
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Criminal lawsuit/charge: Fake-news