Ministry of Health v. Kong Heng & Viniton Group Co.
Ministry of Health v. Kong Heng, Viniton Group Co., Criminal Case No. 2434 (Phnom Penh Munic. Court, 2022).
- Aug 8, 2022
- Phnom Penh Municipal Court
Plaintiff Ministry of Health
- Kong Heng
- Viniton Group Co., Ltd.
Type of Litigation
Government Enforcement Action
Government, through its agencies and officials including prosecutors, may seek to enforce its health laws. For example, the government may revoke the license of a retailer that sells tobacco products to minors. These cases may also directly involve the tobacco industry, for example, a government might impound and destroy improperly labeled cigarette packs.
Tobacco Control Topics
Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship
Measures restricting any form of direct or indirect tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. (See FCTC Art. 13)
A claim of an infringement of any criminal law.
Tobacco Control Law Violation
A claim of a violation of a tobacco control law or statute.
Type of Tobacco Product
The Viniton Group Company and Kong Heng were found guilty of violating the advertising and promotion provisions of the Law on Tobacco Control. The challenged promotional activities occurred during 2019 and 2020. The defendants were fined Riel 30,000,000 and ordered to reimburse the government in the amount of Riel 20,000,000.