Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Heavy price: Seven years for stealing three motos

Heavy price: Seven years for stealing three motos

Heavy price: Seven years for stealing three motos

Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced two motorbike thieves to seven years in prison yesterday, while charges against their two alleged accomplices were dropped.

Judge Heng Kesaror said that 19-year-old Soeung Thona and 24-year-old Kong Rana were found guilty of stealing three motorbikes from a warehouse in Tuol Kork district’s Teuk La’ak III commune last December. They were convicted of “stealing with aggravating circumstances and drug use”, Kesaror said. “The court sentenced [them] to seven years each in prison.”

Charges against two other men, 26-year-old Seng Pov and 27-year-old Bun Sith, were dropped.

“There was not enough evidence to show that Seng Pov and Bun Sith were linked to this case,” Kesaror said.

Colonel Huoth Chan Yarann, Tuol Kork district police chief, said Thona and Rana were found to be in possession of just two of the motorbikes, while the third was sold to Pov and Sith.


  • 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

  • Malaysian MP calls on his government to take stand on Cambodian elections

    A Malaysian parliamentarian raised concerns in his country on Wednesday about Cambodia’s July 29 national elections and urged his government to clarify its position on the subject, the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said on Thursday. Wong Chen, a member of the People’s

  • 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