SINGAPORE — A Cambodian court has convicted a man alleged to have shot three female employees at a factory that produces for German sports label Puma.
The provincial court on Tuesday sentenced Chhouk Bandith, a former town governor, to 18 months in prison and ordered him to pay his victims a total of 38 million riels, or $9,268 at current exchange, as compensation.
Bandith was found guilty of causing unintentional injury when he discharged a firearm during a protest outside Taiwanese-owned Kaoway Sports Ltd. in February 2012. One of the workers was critically wounded, and though all three have since recovered, they still require constant medical attention and cannot work overtime, which is a key source of supplementary income for Cambodian industry employees, labor rights advocates in the country said.
The case had been plagued with irregularities that led some to question the Southeast Asian kingdom’s judicial system. The provincial court had originally dropped the charges before taking them up again on order of an appeal court. Bandith had also failed to appear in court during the duration of the trial, citing technical issues with his summons, local media reported. An arrest and detention order has since been issued for the official, who was not immediately taken into custody.
In a statement released after charges were initially dropped last December, Puma said that it would work with local organizations to “assess how the company can provide help in kind to the three women affected by the random shooting to alleviate their situation.” The three women remain employed at the same factory.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)