WOMAN PASSES OFF MURDER AS SUICIDE
An owner of a karaoke parlour in Kratie's Snuol district was arrested by provincial police Sunday on suspicion of slaying her jealous husband, who slapped her while she was drinking, singing and dancing with clients the previous night. Pon Peng, 30, was found dead at around 4am, hanging from the bar of a window with a white T-shirt. Neighbours said that after killing her husband, Ke Chhanboth, 43, yelled for help and told them her husband had committed suicide. However, police said that it was a murder.
FOREIGNERS DISPUTE THEFT FROM VENDOR
Two foreigners were nabbed Monday on suspicion of stealing at least 300,000 riels (US$72) from a vendor in Kampong Chhnang's Chhnok Trou market, as they were buying a $0.50 pair of underwear. Hok Chanda, 30, told police that a 20-year-old Brazilian, Amra Ta Tak, and a 28-year-old Iranian, Abul Phul, stole the money when she was busy changing notes for them. After the arrest, the suspects, who fled the scene via their rented car before being nabbed, denied pocketing money from the seller and threatened legal action, claiming that they lost some money during the police search.
MONK DEFROCKS AND TOTALS MOTO
A young Buddhist monk from Svay Rieng's Tuol Takeo pagoda took off his loincloth and replaced it with civilian dress to take his girlfriend for a ride on a black Honda motorbike borrowed from a gullible chief monk on Monday night. Police said Meas Sok, 18, drove so speedily on his way back to the monastery that his motorbike hit a railing of a bridge at around 4am. Police said that the girlfriend, Meas Dy, 20, sustained severe injuries in the nighttime accident and that the monk's legs were broken and his right eye sustained a bruise.
JAILBIRD MAKES BID FOR NEW SENTENCE
Russei Keo district police arrested one of three armed thieves on Sunday after they robbed a civil servant, Tous Saphoeun, 37, of a Toyota Highlander at around 8pm along National Road 6A in the district's Chroy Changvar commune. Police identified the perpetrator as Ghen Pisan, 32, residing in Kampong Cham's Krouch Chhmar district. After the arrest, the suspect denied perpetrating the crime but confessed that he had just been released from prison in May after completing a five-year jail term. Police are hunting for two other suspects, whose names were not disclosed.