Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Fisheries officers killed

Fisheries officers killed

Three Pon Nhea Leu district fisheries officers were beaten to death on Monday night

and their bodies dumped in the river after they confiscated fishing nets and equipment

from fishermen on the Tonle Sap 15 km from Phnom Penh.

According to one of the survivers, Chum Vuthy, he and five other fisheries officers

were patrolling the river when they discovered three boats using illegally sized

nets. He said they confiscated the equipment but were then confronted by a group

of 30 people in boats who hemmed them in and started to beat the fisheries officers.

The Deputy chief of the Police Post at Prek Pnao, Van Beung, said that three bodies

- Van Sam Ath, Sok Chea and Keo Kim Soeng - were found in the river and showed signs

of being seriously beaten. One other fisheries officer survived the attack but is

suffering serious head injuries.

Police said they had arrested five people for the attack.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Explore the durian and rubber farms of Kampong Cham

Take a drive north of Kampong Cham, past the dirt roads and the dense greenery.

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking