Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Missing logger believed dead

Missing logger believed dead

Missing logger believed dead

A missing villager from O’Smach commune on the Thai border in Oddar Meanchey province is believed to have been killed after Thai soldiers fired on him and five other loggers on Monday, village residents said. O’Smach resident Chan Tha said that 21-year-old Chhoeun Ron was one of six local men who were logging in a border area of the Cardamom mountains on Monday morning when they were fired on by Thai soldiers. Five of the men fled back to their village, but Chhoeun Ron never returned. “Villagers went to look for the missing man at the shooting site and found blood, but did not see the victim,” Chan Tha said. “We’ve already tried to find him for four days. We even went to a hospital in Surin province in Thailand, but we still haven’t found him,” he said. San Sinary, deputy chief of O’Smach commune, said that the villagers had asked a Cambodia-Thailand relations official to intervene in the case, and that Thailand had not yet responded to inquiries about the missing man.

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