Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Monk arrested in case of murdered abbot

Monk arrested in case of murdered abbot

Monk arrested in case of murdered abbot

POLICE in Banteay Meanchey province on Thursday arrested a monk suspected of murdering an abbot from the Yaram Rainsy pagoda in Mangkol Borei district.

Sing Vuon, 38, died on Sunday after he was apparently strangled with a yellow towel and hit in the temple with a blunt object, police said.

Banteay Meanchey provincial police Chief Hun Hean said the suspect had been defrocked and was being held at the station for further interrogation. “We have not charged him with the killing yet,” he said. “We arrested him following the testimony of three monks from the pagoda.”

Deputy provincial military police chief Or Borin said police were looking into the possibility that the case was a revenge killing.

MOST VIEWED

  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not

  • IPU slams government claim

    The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, has refuted a claim by the National Assembly that she “highly appreciated the achievements of Cambodia” in its July national elections with a tweet saying “Of course not!” before adding “No congratulations”. A delegation from

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release

  • Conflict lingers on Paris Accords

    As the Kingdom prepares to commemorate on October 23 the 27th anniversary of the signing of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, which ushered in an end to nearly two decades of civil war, there is political conflict on whether the tenets of the agreement are still being