Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Beach town brawl Ten held in kidnapping attempt

Beach town brawl Ten held in kidnapping attempt

Beach town brawl Ten held in kidnapping attempt

Preah Sihanouk police on Thursday sent 10 Chinese nationals to pretrial detention after they reportedly beat up two of their countrymen unconscious and tried to kidnap them.

Soth Sam Un, chief of the provincial minor crime bureau, said the suspects were online staff at Di Hao Casino in Sihanoukville. They were arrested on Tuesday afternoon after beating two other Chinese men, who were online staff at New Golden Wealth casino, and trying to kidnap them.

The suspects drove to the victims’ place of work in a van, and upon arrival targeted the two men, beat them and bundled them into their van. After seeing the incident, security guards phoned the police, who gave chase and pulled them over.

“After we received information from the security guards, our forces went there right away. We . . . finally we stopped them. Then we took the unconscious victims to hospital.

“We don’t know the reason for the violence because they have not answered our questions . . . We asked them where they were going to take the victims to, but they did not answer,” Sam Un said.

Police said the court has not yet charged the suspects, but the police’s preliminary charge is “violence with aggravating circumstances”.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said

  • CPP: ‘Behave or Sokha suffers’

    The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman warned Kem Monovithya on Thursday that her attempt to damage “national reputation and prestige” would lead to her father, Kem Sokha, receiving even harsher punishment. Sok Eysan issued the warning as Monovithya, who is the court dissolved

  • Preah Sihanouk beach developments halted

    After receiving an order from Hun Sen, Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara led a team of experts and relevant officials to Sihanoukville to call a halt to the illegal development of a beach. The prime minister ordered the Prek Treng beach in Otres commune

  • Protests planned in New York as Hun Sen to attend the UN

    Prime Minister Hun Sen will speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. But US-based supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) plan to throw eggs at his car as part of a series of protests to coincide