Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Chinese man in court over fatal stabbing

Chinese man in court over fatal stabbing

Chinese man in court over fatal stabbing

A Chinese national was charged at the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court with murder on Monday, after he stabbed a man to death on Sunday.

Li Ruming, 24, works for a company in Cambodia, said Preah Sihanouk province deputy police chief, Kol Phally. He told The Post that the victim was a restaurant worker named Wa Rong, also a Chinese national.

The attack occurred in commune 4, Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province, with Li Ruming stabbing the victim multiple times in his head and body. Wa Rong died of his injuries on the way to hospital.

“We are uncertain about the motive behind the killing. But based on the police report, we believe the attack occurred following a disagreement over a business partnership,” said Kol Phally

The suspect was immediately detained and questioned following the attack, with police confiscating a knife believed to be the murder weapon.

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court prosecutor, Lim Bunheng, will prepare the case against Li Ruming.

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince Norodom Ranariddh passes away at 77

    Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the second son of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and former First Prime Minister of Cambodia, has passed away in France at the age of 77. “Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh has passed away this morning in France just after 9am Paris-time,”

  • General’s gun smuggling ring busted

    The Military Police sent six military officers to court on November 22 to face prosecution for possession of 105 illegal rifles and arms smuggling, while investigators say they are still hunting down additional accomplices. Sao Sokha, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of

  • Cambodia, Thailand to discuss border reopening

    Cambodian authorities from provinces along the Cambodia-Thailand border will meet with Thai counterparts to discuss reopening border checkpoints to facilitate travel, transfer of products and cross-border trade between the two countries. Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy governor Ly Sary said on November 22 that the provincial administration

  • More Cambodians studying in US

    The number of Cambodian students studying at US colleges and universities in 2020-21 increased by 14.3 per cent over the previous year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent US government report. The 2021 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange showed that 848 Cambodian students studied

  • Banteay Meanchey gunfight sees 15 Thais arrested, three officers injured

    The Banteay Meanchey Military Police have arrested 15 Thai suspects and their accomplices after a gun battle between two Thai groups caused injuries to three police officers in the early hours of November 21, local authorities said. National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy said that according to

  • PM: Do not defile Tonle Sap swamp forest or else

    Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered police to arrest anyone – including government officials – involved with the deforestation of the flooded forests surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake because it is an area important to the spawning of many species of fish, among other reasons. Speaking in a