Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Phnom Penh police impound 165 vehicles, detain 12 curfew violators

Phnom Penh police impound 165 vehicles, detain 12 curfew violators

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Police officers enforce curfew in Phnom Penh on Saturday. Hean Rangsey

Phnom Penh police impound 165 vehicles, detain 12 curfew violators

Phnom Penh municipal police had impounded 165 vehicles and detained 12 people as of April 4 for violating the two-week, 8pm-5am curfew, imposed on April 2 in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Por Sen Chey district governor Hem Darith told The Post on March 5 that authorities had raided and closed a massage parlour in Chaom Chao commune’s Trapeang Thleung Bei village and arrested the 12 curfew violators.

He said the 12 had been sent to the district police headquarters for questioning and further legal procedures.

“Medical workers will take samples from them for Covid-19 testing and then they will be sent to the Prek Pnov quarantine centre on the outskirts of the capital.

“After 14 days of quarantine and if they test negative for Covid-19, they will be sent to court,” he said.

But Darith noted that only the people who have used the massage services and came into contact with shop owners will be sent to court. The staff will be educated and sent home.

According to Darith, local authorities have instructed shop owners regarding Covid-19 preventive measures, including the curfew, but some ignored the regulations, prompting the temporary closure of their businesses.

Phnom Penh municipal police spokesman San Sok Seiha said that on the night of April 4 alone, authorities confiscated 10 vehicles – six cars and four motorcycles.

Sok Seiha said in case of impoundment, the vehicle owners can contact their relatives to pick them up, but they are advised to inform the authorities beforehand as to who will do so because they could be stopped for breaking the curfew.

“Authorities have made an exception. The owners can make arrangements with authorities for their relatives to pick them up,” he said.


  • Bareknuckle champion wants Kun Khmer fighter

    Dave Leduc, who is the current openweight Lethwei boxing champion in Myanmar, has announced that he will travel to Cambodia this year to challenge SEA Games gold medallist Prum Samnang any time that is convenient, after their planned match later this month in Slovakia was

  • Five-year-old Hanuman dances his way into hearts of Cambodia

    A young talent from a new-established settlement has emerged, captivating the online world with his mesmerising performances of the traditional Cambodian monkey dance. Roeun Kakada is a five-year-old prodigy who has taken the social media sphere by storm with his exceptional dance skills and dedication

  • Fresh Covid warnings as Thai hospital fills

    A senior health official reminds the public to remain vigilant, as neighbouring countries experience an increase in Covid-19 cases, with the latest surge appearing to be a result of the Omicron XBB.1.5 sub-variant. Or Vandine, secretary of state and spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health,

  • Honda shutters Siem Reap football club

    Japanese football legend Keisuke Honda, the owner of Siem Reap football club Soltilo Angkor FC, has been forced to shut the club down, after it failed to attract sponsorship for the upcoming season. Honda, the former manager of the Cambodia men's national football team, said

  • PM declares ASEAN Para Games open

    The 12th ASEAN Para Games officially kicked off on the evening of June 3 at Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh, with a spectacular opening ceremony featuring fireworks and performances by some of the Kingdom’s most accomplished talents. Tens of thousands of sports fans

  • Hun Sen warns of regional tensions

    ASIA is becoming a dangerous geopolitical hotspot, with several countries announcing that they intend to send naval vessels towards Southeast Asia and on to the South China Sea, warned Prime Minister Hun Sen. “Heated geopolitical issues can easily escalate, namely to war. I am not