Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Malaysian killed in Bavet

Malaysian killed in Bavet

Malaysian killed in Bavet

Bavet town police arrested a man on Tuesday on suspicion of murder after the body of a Malaysian man was found dead in a night market bathroom in the early hours of Monday.

The body of 63-year-old Carsen Tion Kai Seng displayed severe injuries, leading to suspicions of homicide, a police official in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet Town said.

Bavet’s police chief, Keo Kong, told The Post that the Malaysian entered Cambodia via the Bavet-Moc Bai border with Vietnam on June 2. He was found dead at 2:32am on Monday in the night market bathroom with serious injuries on his head and eyes.

Kong said an autopsy revealed a 10cm-by-6cm wound on the head and a 6cm-by-3cm bruise around the left eye, suggesting the victim had been struck and slashed with a sharp object.

“An autopsy led the authorities to conclude that the victim’s death was the result of murder, and an investigation was immediately launched,” Kong said.

Meanwhile, Bavet Town Deputy Military Police Commander Ouk Sisen said a joint-operation launched by his officers and Bavet police ended in the arrest of a suspect who is believed to have killed Tion. The suspect was sent for interrogation.

“We have arrested a man on the suspicion of committing the murder, and he was sent to the provincial Military Police command base for interrogation,” said Sisen.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom may hire Turkish power ship

    Cambodia is considering negotiating with Turkey to hire a 200MW-capacity power ship to meet electricity demands as the country faces an ongoing electrical shortage, according to the prime minister. Speaking to garment workers in Pursat province on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Electricite du

  • Woman who scaled Cambodia’s three highest peaks eyes Everest

    One of the very few Cambodian women to have successfully reached the Kingdom’s three highest peaks is now eyeing Malaysia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu, and potentially even the world’s tallest straddling Nepal and China, Mount Everest. While in many Western countries it

  • Cheap, clean and efficient: The firm leading Cambodia’s solar revolution

    Sitting in her bright and airy 17th floor office, Rithya Menon, Okra Smart Solar’s lead firmware engineer, checks the frequently updating data telling her everything about how well their community services are operating. “I saw in the data that there was a problem with

  • PM Hun Sen: Cambodia will not die without EBA scheme

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday reiterated that he would not be overly concerned if Cambodia had its access to the EU’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) scheme withdrawn because the Kingdom would not die without it. Hun Sen was speaking to factory workers in