Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cop accused of threatening to kill security guard

Cop accused of threatening to kill security guard

Cop accused of threatening to kill security guard

Police arrested a fellow officer in the capital yesterday after he allegedly punched a security guard in the head, then brandished a gun, threatening to kill the guard over a perceived slight concerning the officer’s wife, Phnom Penh Military Police Deputy Commander Pou Dary said yesterday.

According to Dary, on the night in question, third lieutenant Long Sang, 29 – a police officer in the Ministry of Interior’s bodyguard department – went with his wife to a wedding at the Chhouk Tip Hotel and Guesthouse in Tuol Kork district, where victim So Sopheak, 28, worked as a security guard.

Dary said Sang’s wife decided to book a room at the hotel rather than try to get her intoxicated husband home, and went inside without telling him.

“He was angry with the victim, who said that his wife had gone into the hotel,” he said, speculating that Sang had mistaken Sopheak’s statement of fact for an allusion to a sexual indiscretion.

“We will decide what action we will take against him after receiving the victim’s complaint or the intervention from his unit,” he added.

Sang and his wife could not be reached for comment.  

Prime Minister Hun Sen said in September that powerful officials and their friends and families must be punished if they wielded weapons or fired guns in public. Such incidents, however, have continued. 

 

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at [email protected] 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all