Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Soldier is taken after shootout

Soldier is taken after shootout

Soldier is taken after shootout

A soldier accused of slashing his superior’s throat in Banteay Meanchey province last week was arrested in Preah Vihear’s Kulen district on Tuesday after a shootout with authorities, military police said yesterday.

Suspect Te Bunthoeun is accused of slashing his commanding officer’s throat with a scythe last Friday after his commander humiliated him by slapping him across the face and chastising him for reportedly beating his wife.

Men Phearum, deputy military police chief in Banteay Meanchey, said he was unsure of what charges would be filed.

Phearum said police looked for Bunthoeun for days before finding him in a temporary shelter in the forest in Preah Vihear.

Police surrounded the shelter and demanded Bunthoeun come out, but the suspect allegedly fired at police. Police fired back, striking Bunthoeun in one of the legs, Phearum said, after which he was taken into custody and reportedly confessed.

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