RACING RIVALS INJURED IN TAKEO
Rival gang members were arrested for fighting in Takeo province's Daun Keo district. According to the police, three members of one gang - Mao Sophal, 32, Mao Sdok, 22, and Sun Pros, 25 - and four members of another gang - Ouk Kim Srorn, 36, Ork Sam Ath, 24, Sy Vibol, 28, and Seim Piseth, 28 - were taken to the police station, educated and released. The fight occurred following a street race.
FIRESIDE FRATRICIDE LEAVES ONE DEAD
Pouy Leuk, 19, murdered his brother Pouy Mao, 25, by repeatedly stabbing him in the head on December 22 in Som Thom commune in Ratanakkiri province. Pouy Mao, Pouy Leuk, Pouy Phlol and a neighbour started a fire adjacent to the Pouy household. The neighbour said that if the smoke touched any part of the Pouys' house, then the Pouy family would be poor forever. This angered Pouy Mao, who then took a chain and tried to pull the neighbour's house down. Pouy Phlol tried to stop him and was hit and injured seriously by Pouy Mao. Upon seeing this, Pouy Leuk grabbed a knife and sliced Pouy Mao's skull repeatedly. Pouy Leuk was arrested and taken to the provincial court, Pouy Phlol was taken to O'Yadao referral hospital, and Pouy Mao died on the spot.
FOUR-YEAR-OLD KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE
Thoeun Thea, 4, was killed in a fire in O'Taseik village in Kampong Cham's Steng Trorng district on Saturday. His father, Taem Thoeun, 45, was seriously burned and taken to the provincial hospital. A kerosene lamp sparked the fire. The two older children escaped the flames and ran to their father, who then went into the house to try and save his sleeping son. He sustained serious burns and nearly died.
PRISONER ESCAPES FROM HOSPITAL
Nuon Ngin, a prisoner from Battambang, is on the loose after escaping from a provincial hospital where he was receiving treatment. He had served only five years of his 15-year sentence for robbery. It is not known what he was being treated for at the hospital.
PPENH'S DOOR THIEVES NABBED
Two suspects, Phoeuk Makara, 20, and Mao Tauch, 20, were arrested while carrying stolen iron door shields from newly built flats in Phnom Penh on Saturday. They were trying to sell the doors at Phsar Tauch.