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IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED

AND

IN THE MATTER OF RODNEY INTERNATIONAL,
CHOEUN CHHEAN (ALSO KNOWN AS PAULETTE C. CHHEAN) AND
MICHAEL A. GITTENS (ALSO KNOWN AS ALEXANDER M. GITTENS)

ORDER
(Section 127(7) of the Securities Act)



      WHEREAS on June 4, 2008, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) made an order pursuant to subsections 127(1) and (5) of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended, in respect of Rodney International (“Rodney”), Choeun Chhean (also known as Paulette C. Chhean) (“Chhean”) and Michael A. Gittens (also known as Alexander M. Gittens) (“Gittens”) (collectively, the “Respondents”) that all trading by the Respondents shall cease and that the exemptions contained in Ontario securities law do not apply to the Respondents (the “Temporary Order”);

      AND WHEREAS on June 5, 2008, the Commission issued a Notice of Hearing to consider, among other things, the extension of the Temporary Order to be held on June 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.;

      AND WHEREAS on June 5, 2008, the Commission issued a Statement of Allegations with respect to the Respondents in this matter;

      AND WHEREAS Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) attended before the Commission on June 17, 2008 and made submissions, no one appearing for the Respondents;

      AND WHEREAS Staff made reasonable effort to serve Gittens with a certified copy of the Temporary Order and the Notice of Hearing at his last known address;

      AND WHEREAS Staff delivered a certified copy of the Temporary Order and the Notice of Hearing to the mailing address of Rodney, thereby effecting service on Rodney and Chhean;

      AND WHEREAS on June 17, 2008 the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be continued until August 6, 2008 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to August 5, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.;

      AND WHEREAS Staff attended before the Commission on August 5, 2008 and made submissions, no one appearing for the Respondents;

      AND WHEREAS on August 5, 2008 the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be continued until September 5, 2008 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to September 4, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.;

      AND WHEREAS Staff served Gittens with a certified copy of the Notice of Hearing, the Statement of Allegations, and the Order dated August 5, 2008;

      AND WHEREAS Staff attended before the Commission on September 4, 2008 and made submissions, no one appearing for the Respondents;

      AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this order;

      IT IS ORDERED that:
  1. the Temporary Order is continued until September 19, 2008; and
  2. the hearing of this matter is adjourned to September 18, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. for a hearing on the merits.
DATED at Toronto this 5th day of September, 2008


“Wendell S. Wigle”
Wendell S. Wigle, QC
“Suresh Thakrar”
Suresh Thakrar, FICB