Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Plantation supervisor shot in broad daylight

Plantation supervisor shot in broad daylight

Plantation supervisor shot in broad daylight

A 42-year-old Chinese man was shot to death in broad daylight on Friday in Pursat province’s Krakor district while driving to work, authorities said yesterday.

Deputy district police chief in Krakor Moal Sok said witnesses saw Chang Fi Yiek, the supervisor of a cassava plantation owned by Pheapimix Company, riding his motorcycle to the site that he oversaw in Kbal Trach commune’s Kralanh village. He was later found dead in the forest. Forensics placed his time of death at about 10am that morning.

“The victim was fired at four times using an AK rifle. The victim died instantly at the scene,” said Moal Sok, adding that the motorcycle was left lying near the body while the man’s wallet and money had been taken.

The motive for the killing had not been determined, said Moal Sok. Authorities are investigating the possibility that it was motivated by revenge, as 25 families were involved in a land dispute with Pheapimix Company last month. The company also caught villagers’ cattle which had strayed into the plantation, and asked for five million riel in exchange for the release of each cow.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman

  • Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

    Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism. The three distinguished monks were promoted on Thursday morning at Botum Vatey pagoda in Phnom Penh, at a