Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police hunt down four fugitives for separate rape, murder cases

Police hunt down four fugitives for separate rape, murder cases

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The National Police on Monday announced the hunt for four men wanted for separate cases of rape and murder. Heng Chivoan

Police hunt down four fugitives for separate rape, murder cases

The National Police on Monday announced the hunt for four men wanted for separate cases of rape and murder, following the issuance of provincial court arrest warrants.

According to an announcement posted on the website of the Ministry of Interior, the criminal police department of the National Police had requested the public to report any sighting of the fugitives to authorities.

Two of the convicts identified as Loy Ley, 18 and Phan Phanet, 20, are residents of Chong Cheach commune, Dambe district in Tboung Khmum province. Both were sentenced to 12 years in prison for murder.

The other two were identified as Say Sorn, 52, a resident of Soutip commune, Cheung Prey district. He was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment for murder, and Pen Sieng Laen, 18, a resident of Khpoap Ta Nguon commune, Stung Trang district, in Kampong Cham province who got seven years in prison for rape.

National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun told The Post on Tuesday that the announcement was made public because the fugitives were not associated with any group under investigation.

“We announced it because the convicts are on the run and the prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for them. The individuals also did not commit the crimes as a group,” Kim Khoeun said.

He said in some cases, the police do not make public appeals because the courts did not issue arrest warrants.

However, he said, in other cases, police would refrain from releasing public appeals when a crime had been committed by a group and their accomplices are yet to be arrested.

“If we made an announcement in such a case, it would be akin to stirring the grass to startle the snake,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Research key to Kanitha’s rep for expertise

    Sok Kanitha is used to weighing in on controversial issues using a confident approach that signals expertise and authority, and a recent video she made was no exception. Her “Episode 342: The History of NATO” video went live on January 16, 2023 and immediately shot to 30,000 likes and 3,500

  • Cambodia maintains 'Kun Khmer' stance despite Thailand’s boycott threat

    Cambodia has taken the position that it will use the term "Kun Khmer" to refer to the sport of kickboxing at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and has removed the term Muay from all references to the sport. Despite strong reactions from the Thai

  • Knockout! Kun Khmer replaces ‘Muay’ for Phnom Penh Games

    Cambodia has decided to officially remove the word Muay from the programme of the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2023 in May. “Kun Khmer” will instead be used to represent the Southeast Asian sport of kickboxing, in accordance with the wishes of the Cambodian people. Vath

  • Artificial insemination takes herd from 7 to 700

    Some farms breed local cows or even import bulls from a broad for the purpose of breeding heavier livestock for meat production. One Tbong Khnum farmer has found a more efficient way. Hout Leang employs artificial insemination to fertilise local cows. Thanks to imported “straws”

  • New int’l airport nearly half complete as travel industry returns to life

    Construction of a new airport that is slated to serve the capital has passed the 43 per cent completion mark, raising prospects for a proper recovery in the civil aviation and tourism sectors as international travellers return to the Kingdom in increasingly large numbers. The figure

  • Chinese group tours return to Cambodia starting Feb 6

    Cambodia is among 20 countries selected by Beijing for a pilot programme allowing travel agencies to provide international group tours as well as flight and hotel packages to Chinese citizens, following a three-year ban. As the days tick down until the programme kicks off on February 6,