Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Fatal end to brothers’ argument in Svay Rieng

Fatal end to brothers’ argument in Svay Rieng

Fatal end to brothers’ argument in Svay Rieng

A man allegedly fatally attacked his step-brother with a machete in Svay Rieng province on Saturday after an argument over a fishing spot had turned violent.

Pin An, district chief of police in Svay Chrum, said Nev Malat, 52, tried to flee the scene scene but was arrested after attacking his step-brother, Prom Som Oeun, 47, who was sent to hospital in Vietnam. Som Oeun succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

Malat claimed that he was merely acting in self-defence after his step-brother destroyed his fishing net and began attacking him with a stick.

“We are as close to each other as brothers, but he became bad, and he did not allow me to deploy the fishing net . . . I needed to defend myself by using the machete,” he said, according to a police report.

But So Oeun’s daughter Prom Bopha, 21, denied Malat’s version of events and is demanding $10,000 in compensation.

Malat was charged at the Svay Rieng Provincial Court with intentional violence causing death and is being detained awaiting trial.

MOST VIEWED

  • Serious flooding across country

    The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding. In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition

  • Actress’s NGO takes heat for promoting the ruling party

    An actress’s NGO which participated in an election campaign event contrary to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango) has been slammed. Chorn Chanleakena, a celebrity and the president of the Association of Artists Volunteering to Help Society, allegedly led its members in

  • Troop moves ‘won’t worry people’

    Senior officials at the Ministry of Defence and National Police said on Tuesday that riot training provided to the country’s police forces were aimed at preventing unexpected demonstrations and strikes before and after the July 29 national elections. The troop mobilisation, they said, would not