Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cow strikes again

Cow strikes again

Cow strikes again

Police in Banteay Meanchey province briefly confiscated a dead cow that was killed in a traffic accident that also left two cars destroyed in Sisophon town’s Kampong Svay commune on Sunday.

Chhoeum Sophun, chief of the provincial traffic police, said the dead cow was held at the police station following the accident on Sunday in the hope that the owner would come to claim it and pay compensation to the aggrieved motorists.

“We announced the confiscation to find out who owned the cow, to help solve the problem that the cow caused,” he said.

He said the corpse was detained for two hours at the station, but the owner failed to appear and the owners of the cars decided not to wait any longer and negotiated to pay for the damage themselves.

“They took the dead cow with them,” he said. “I don’t know what they will do with that cow.”

He said the owners “dared not appear” at the station because they would have to pay “millions of riels” in compensation to the two drivers.

The latest incident continues a series of bovine “arrests” made by police officials this year. In September, police in the capital’s Dangkor district captured 12 cows that were roaming “anarchically” and disrupting traffic. The cows were taken to the My Chance Centre, a drug-rehabilitation facility in Sen Sok district.

Ean Sokhim, director of the facility, said the cows were still being held at the centre. “The cow owners have not come to take them, and I have been feeding them up to now,” he said.

Earlier, in March, police in Dangkor detained 15 cows and bulls after a spate of incidents in which lustful bulls had pursued potential mates, disrupting traffic and endangering passersby.

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