Moto thieves’ offer of girls leads to court date

Moto thieves’ offer of girls leads to court date

A gang of moto thieves didn’t get very far when they failed to realise four men squeezed on to a bike might raise suspicions.

The group was arrested on Saturday after they beat a 20-year-old man in Phnom Penh’s Chamkamon district out of his wheels.

Police said the victim had stopped to talk to his cousin when the thieves butted in offering prostitutes.

When the victim declined, the men punched and kicked him, and then took off on the moto. Police apprehended the suspects later the same night and sent them off to court. Deum Ampil


  • Phnom Penh authorities ban march for Human Rights Day

    Phnom Penh authorities have banned a planned march as local NGOs and workers’ unions gear up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Monday, with a youth group leader saying they would march nonetheless. The UN

  • Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

    The famous Jet’s Container Night Market in central Phnom Penh has shut down due to the high cost of the land rental, company representatives claim. Jet’s Container Night Market is the largest such market in Phnom Penh. It operated for just over two

  • Hun Sen rejects ‘rift’ rumours spread by ‘stupid gangsters’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday denied a “rift” among top leaders of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), and rejected claims that Senate president Say Chhum and Interior Minister Sar Kheng were set to be removed from their positions as rumours spread by “gangsters”.

  • EU ambassador to Cambodia: Rights a ‘work in progress’

    The EU ambassador to Cambodia has called human rights “a work in progress” and said the 28-nation bloc has “carefully” noted last week’s statement by the government on taking further steps to strengthen democracy and the political sphere in the Kingdom. The EU marked