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Suspect still at large in fatal Battambang stabbing

Battambang town police are searching for a Cambodian-American man suspected of killing his friend at about 12:30am yesterday.

Pang Heang, Battambang town police chief, said yesterday afternoon that the suspect was described by the victim in his last words as “Vong”, 31, a Cambodian-American and friend of the victim.

“The victim was stabbed with a knife in four locations: in the breastbone, under the right breast, the right [side] of the waist and the stomach. The victim died after arriving at a private clinic in Battambang province,” Heang said.

Before the incident, a witness had seen the victim and suspect entering a pub called Here be Dragons located in Battambang’s Ratanak commune.

According to the witness, an argument – the content of which the witness did not understand, as it was in English – later erupted.

The victim, Sek Savoeun, 34, was then brought out of the pub by the suspect and attempted to flee but “suddenly fell to the ground”, and the suspect “immediately disappeared”.

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