Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ten years on, wife charged for locking up husband

Ten years on, wife charged for locking up husband

Ten years on, wife charged for locking up husband

A jealous wife in Kampong Cham province’s Batheay district was charged in the provincial court yesterday, accused of locking her cheating husband inside their house for a week some 10 years ago when she found out about his mistress.

Eak Huong, 36, was arrested on Tuesday after ignoring multiple summonses over the past decade. Her husband, Math Try, 40, first reported that she had locked him in a bedroom of their Pha’av commune home for seven days in 2005, Batheay district police chief Sam Nal said yesterday. She was charged with illegal detention of a person.

“She was angry with her husband because he did not work or make money to support his family,” Nal said of Huong, a businesswoman. “But instead, he had a mistress, and always brought her money and often stayed at her home.”

Huong is now being held in Kampong Cham provincial prison awaiting trial, Nal said yesterday.

The alleged detainment sees her facing a charge under the Kingdom’s Law on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, Nal said. Under this law, Huong could face imprisonment for three to five years, if convicted.


  • Hun Sen ready to ‘break record’, says Rainsy lost

    Caretaker prime minister Hun Sen used a meeting with 18,400 factory workers on Wednesday to predict that he would beat the record for being the world’s longest-serving non-royal leader. He also used the platform to slam political opponent Sam Rainsy who he said had lost

  • Sihanoukville land prices skyrocketing amid breakneck development

    Sihanoukville, the Kingdom’s most famous beach destination for tourists, is seemingly becoming a paradise for Chinese investors as well. The huge influx of Chinese investors has caused property values to rise, especially the price of land, which has nearly doubled in some places near

  • US names new ambassador to Cambodia

    US President Donald Trump on Friday appointed W Patrick Murphy as the new US Ambassador to Cambodia, replacing incumbent William A Heidt. A press release posted on the White House’s website said nominee W Patrick Murphy is currently acting principal deputy assistant secretary at

  • Kingdom is at a crossroads between East, West after poll

    It was dubbed a success by caretaker prime minister Hun Sen after the electoral victory of his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which is poised to take all seats in the National Assembly. But the July 29 national election has not been positively looked at by