Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Fisheries officers killed

Fisheries officers killed

Fisheries officers killed

Three Pon Nhea Leu district fisheries officers were beaten to death on Monday night

and their bodies dumped in the river after they confiscated fishing nets and equipment

from fishermen on the Tonle Sap 15 km from Phnom Penh.

According to one of the survivers, Chum Vuthy, he and five other fisheries officers

were patrolling the river when they discovered three boats using illegally sized

nets. He said they confiscated the equipment but were then confronted by a group

of 30 people in boats who hemmed them in and started to beat the fisheries officers.

The Deputy chief of the Police Post at Prek Pnao, Van Beung, said that three bodies

- Van Sam Ath, Sok Chea and Keo Kim Soeng - were found in the river and showed signs

of being seriously beaten. One other fisheries officer survived the attack but is

suffering serious head injuries.

Police said they had arrested five people for the attack.

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh authorities ban march for Human Rights Day

    Phnom Penh authorities have banned a planned march as local NGOs and workers’ unions gear up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Monday, with a youth group leader saying they would march nonetheless. The UN

  • Government deports 235 Chinese scammers

    THE Immigration Department of the Ministry of Interior on Thursday deported 235 Chinese nationals, 35 of whom were female, via the Phnom Penh International Airport for their part in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) online money extortion scam. The deportees were arrested on November 26 over the

  • Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

    The famous Jet’s Container Night Market in central Phnom Penh has shut down due to the high cost of the land rental, company representatives claim. Jet’s Container Night Market is the largest such market in Phnom Penh. It operated for just over two

  • International buyers snap up new locally produced watch

    A Cambodian entrepreneur has launched a stylish high-end watch, hoping to promote the Khmer creative talent and increase demand for the Kingdom’s products abroad. Designer Seth Pitu launched his brand PU a mere 60 days ago, and hopes to combine traditional Khmer art with sleek