MAN HELD AFTER KARAOKE BUST-UP
Eng Kuon, 35, was arrested by police March 22 after a drunken dispute erupted in violence when the accused's parents-in-law refused to let him sing karaoke in Prampi village, Battambang province. Police said that Yang Prasedh, 63, was struck in the nose and that his wife, Kyao Kong, was punched twice by Eng Kuon when she attempted to help her husband.
ARREST IN KOH KONG $10K CASH ROBBERY
Koh Kong police arrested, Khae Theim, 22 on a warrant issued as a result of a US$10,000 robbery. Khae Theim is accused of stealing the money from Reach Chantha, 42, and then fleeing to Koh Kong, where he spent 14 million riels between March 17 and 21.
ASPIRING POLYGAMIST RUMBLED BY WIFE
A soldier from Mondulkiri province, Chin Bunrong, 39, had his second marriage foiled by his first and still current wife on March 21. Police said Chin Bunrong faked his personal history in order to marry Kim Chanratana, 27. But his day was ruined when his first wife, Chea Sokha, arrived at the wedding ceremony with their three children, putting an end to the festivities. He has now returned to Mondulkiri province with his family to face the monogamy law.
MAN SHOT DEAD AS HE WATCHES TV
Thoang Dara, 38, was shot dead by four men who stormed his house in Kwean village, Siem Reap province. The gunmen, who police said are not known to them, raided the house demanding drugs from Thoang Dara while he was watching television and shot him.
MAN STOLE CASH ‘TO FIX HIS TEETH'
Villagers captured and handed over to police an alleged thief, Horm Veasna, 25. Horm Veasna is accused of stealing 100,000 riels from a gold shop in Sangkat Dangkum village, Siem Reap province, on March 25. Horm Veasna told police that he used a wine bottle to break into the showcase and then grabbed the money because he wanted to "fix his teeth".
WEDDING GUEST INJURED IN CRASH
Chhot Chhean, 48, was severely injured after his motorbike hit a tractor in Dang Kor Kramang village, Battambang province. Chhot Chhean, who police said was drunk, ended up colliding with the tractor after he had left a wedding reception on March 24.