Alleged drug addict’s bad temper burns hot

Alleged drug addict’s bad temper burns hot

Kandal province police said a reputed drug addict had asked his mother for 30,000 riel (about $8.50) on Sunday, presumably to go score some drugs.

When she rebuffed him, however, he flew into a rage and threatened to burn the house down.

The woman’s son proved to have more follow-through than your typical drug addict, taking a half-litre of gas and tossing it on a lit stove. The woman escaped, but there was nothing bystanders could do to save the house. The son was quickly arrested. DEUM AMPIL

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

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • 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