Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Alleged attack: General said to hit man with glass

Alleged attack: General said to hit man with glass

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Khun Sarath, an Cambodian-American tourist is treated after he was brutally beaten up by military generals in Kampong Speu province on Wednesday. TROLL KHMER NEWS

Alleged attack: General said to hit man with glass

A two-star military police general allegedly assaulted a Cambodian-American with a drinking glass during an altercation at a wedding ceremony in Kampong Speu province, police said yesterday, but local authorities had taken no legal action against the officer as of yesterday.

Baset district deputy police chief Khun Sophal said that Phan Vannareth, a major general with the military police, had hit the victim on the back of his head on Sunday after the victim unintentionally “impacted” on him when opening a wine bottle.

“When [the victim] opened the wine, it spilled on [the general] . . . He ran to get a glass to hit the back of his head . . . Before [the general] hit him, he asked his bodyguard to get the car ready. He went to hit [the victim] and walked to his car and drove away,” he said.

Sophal added that the district authorities lack the authority to arrest the general.“Who would dare do anything? It is only the military who can arrest him,” he said.

According to Sophal, the district police intend to close the case with Vannareth’s apology. National military police spokesman Eng Hy declined to comment.

MOST VIEWED

  • PM imposes nationwide Covid restrictions, curfew over Delta scare

    Prime Minister Hun Sen late on July 28 instructed the municipal and provincial authorities nationwide to strictly enforce Covid-19 measures including curfew for two weeks from July 29 midnight through August 12 to stem the new coronavirus Delta variant. The instruction came shortly after he issued a directive

  • Two luxury hotels latest quarantine options for inbound travellers

    The Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat Covid-19 has designated two luxury hotels as alternative quarantine options for travellers who wish to enter Cambodia through Phnom Penh International Airport – Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence and the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh. In a notice detailing guidelines issued

  • Provinces on Thai borders put in lockdown amid Delta fears

    The government has decided to place several border provinces in lockdown for two weeks in a bid to prevent the new coronavirus Delta variant spreading further into community. According a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen late on July 28, the provinces include Koh Kong,

  • China denies Mekong hacking

    As the US and its allies joined hands last week to expose what they allege to be China’s Ministry of State Security’s malicious cyber activities around the world, the attention also turned to Cambodia with the US Department of Justice claiming that four

  • US' Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines arrive

    The first batch of 455,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine donated by the US touched down in Phnom Penh on the morning of July 30. They are part of the total 1,060,100 doses the US has pledged to provide to Cambodia through the World Health Organisation-led (

  • Governor: Covid subsides in capital

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said the Covid-19 situation in the capital’s 14 districts has eased, with only two districts still recording a high number of infections. “Transmission cases in all districts are dropping, though they are relatively higher Meanchey and Por Sen Chey.