Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Charges for group after hit-and-run

Charges for group after hit-and-run

Charges for group after hit-and-run

Military police in Mondulkiri province plan to send five men to the provincial court today on charges of intentional, planned murder after a Lexus carrying them allegedly rammed a motorbike early on Sunday, killing the bike’s driver and passenger, both military police officers.

Chheav Samnang and Oub Sopheaktra, both in their 20s, were hit and killed in Sen Monorom’s Spean Meanchey commune at 1:30am on Sunday after an argument with a group of men, according to police. Five of the men that police say were in the Lexus were arrested the same day.

Vong Rachana, penalty office director of the provincial military police, identified the five as Khim Samnang, 23; Oeurn Sam Oun, 22; Pheap Pros, 23; Ly Thou, 20; and Sreng Panha, 24.

“The problem was just caused by a minor argument at an entertainment club,” said Rachana, who told the Post that the men were from Kandal province and worked in timber transportation. Police are still looking for the driver.


  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,