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Police Blotter: 28 Dec 2010

Malaysian tourist found dead in guesthouse
A 47-year-old Malaysian man was found dead in a guesthouse in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Monday. The man’s body was found by a cleaner working at the guesthouse. Police said they suspected the man died of a drug overdose. The Malaysian Embassy had collected the body which would be soon be repatriated, police said.

Man arrested for killing dogs in Preah Sihanouk
A 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of killing dogs and selling their meat in Preah Sihanouk province. Police said the suspect was arrested after he and an accomplice returned to collect the carcasses of two dogs that they had allegedly poisoned. The suspect was taken to the provincial police station for questioning, and officials said they were seeking to arrest his accomplice.

CMAC  collects 2 mines from Battambang farm
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre has collected two mines from a farm in Battambang province’s Thma Koul district, months after the property owner reported the discovery of the mines to local officials. A CMAC official said it was “lucky” that the farmer had reported the mines to the authorities because they “could have exploded at any time”. The farmer said he reported the mines to CMAC after months of inactivity from local authorities.

Policeman’s son attacked by ‘gangsters’
A 19-year-old policeman’s son was seriously injured after “gangsters” attacked him with a knife during a concert in Pursat province. The victim said he had never seen his assailants before and suspected that the attack was related to his father’s work. The suspects fled after the attack, evading arrest. The victim was sent to the provincial hospital with five stab wounds to his body and limbs.

Suspected drug dealer arrested in Prey Veng
A 29-year-old man was arrested and sent to court accused of dealing drugs in Prey Veng province’s Prey Veng district on Monday. Police said local residents had tipped them off, complaining that the suspect had been dealing in the area “for years”.

Motorcyclists injured in collision with lorry
Two men were seriously injured when a lorry crashed into their motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Monday. The lorry’s driver, who had been speeding and was also injured in the crash, was detained by police. The two victims were sent to hospital.



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