KANDAL MAN SHOT DEAD IN SIEM REAP
Ngaet Nob, 31, from Kandal province, was shot and killed Tuesday in his rented house in Samraong Kachaoch village, Russei Lork commune, Chikraeng district, Siem Reap province. Police said who shot him and why remains unknown but that no property was taken and robbery did not seem to be a motive for the killing. Villagers said he had lived in the area for only about three months and never experienced any problems with his neighbours.
Woman arrested for moto taxi theft
Heng Channath, 27, was arrested by police on suspicion of robbing 32-year-old motorbike taxi driver Sorn Chantha on Monday night along National Road 5 in Por Mungkul village, Prek Tataen commune, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal province. Police suspect that the woman, from Kruos village in Ponhea Leu district, and her husband, who managed to evade arrest, hired the driver to take them from Phnom Penh to their home and then robbed him when they arrived.
Taiwanese man takes too many drugs
A Taiwanese man was taken to Calmette Hospital Tuesday after collapsing in a park in Chaktomuk commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. Hospital officials said the man, identified as Lee Fuy Van, 41, had suffered an overdose of illegal drugs, but that they expected him to recover. He entered Cambodia in January 2008, officials said, citing information in his passport.
GARMENT FACTORY DRIVER ELECTROCUTED
A driver for the Kin Tay garment factory on National Road 2 in Phnom Penh, was electrocuted Tuesday after touching a frayed electrical cable. The driver, which police identified as Phal Vandeth, 19, from Kandal Stung district in Kandal province, died on arrival at Calmette Hospital.
MALAYSIAN GAMBLER DIES AT TABLES
A 49-year-old Malaysian man died Tuesday at NagaWorld Casino. The deceased, identified as Lee Chooteong, worked for a company that recruits Cambodian labourers for foreign countries. Police examined the body and said they suspect the man died of a heart attack while sitting at one of the gaming tables.