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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Princess Bopha Devi's Son Convicted of Polygamy

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian court has made its first conviction under its controversial monogamy law which makes adultery a criminal offense, a court official said Tuesday. Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Sok Kalyan said Cambodian Football Federation first deputy president and nephew of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Kek Ravy (pictured) , had pleaded guilty to a charge of infidelity brought by his wife, Nina You.

"This is the first time we have convicted under this law. We just fined him the minimum amount of 1 million riel (250 dollars)," Kalyan said by telephone.

The monogamy law was passed September 2006. Prince-turned-poltician Ranariddh was the first to be charged under the law, which carries maximum penalties of hefty fines and up to a year in jail, but that case has stalled.

Kalyan said the court took into account the fact that Ravy had applied for a divorce 18 months earlier but it had not yet been granted because of wrangling over division of finances. His wife had demanded 500,000 dollars in compensation for his dalliance.


Anonymous said...

Mr Khek Ravy is not the son of HRH Princess Bophadevi...Please get your facts rights before posting.

khmerization said...

Dear Ananymous,
I did not write this article. It was an AP or a Reuters article or something. I think these two news agencies are pretty reliable. Please tell us whose son is Khek Ravy and your source. If you can't prove otherwise, the original claims still stand. Khek Vandy is the husband of Princess Bopha Devi. Is Khek Ravy a son of Khek Vandy from his previous marriage of is Khek Ravy a brother or nephew of Khek Vandy. The article said that Khek Ravy is a nephew of Prince Ranariddh. That makes him to be the son of Princess Bopha Devi because she's Prince Ranariddh's sister.

Anonymous said...

Her Royal Highness married in 1959 at the age of fifteen to Kek Ravy and has five children:

HRH Princess Sisowath Moni Kossoma, born in 1960.
HRH Princess Sisowath Kalyan Tevi, born in 1961.
Keo Chinsita Forsinetti, born in 1965.
HRH Prince Sisowath Chivannariddh, born in 1968.
HRH Prince Sisowath Veakchiravuddh, born 1973.