Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 1 Nov 2010



Police Blotter: 1 Nov 2010

Police Blotter: 1 Nov 2010

Woman’s corpse found under guesthouse bed
A woman was killed and hidden under a bed in a guesthouse in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, police said. The victim’s body “was smelly”, and a waiter at the guesthouse followed the scent to the bed that concealed the corpse on Friday. Police said the victim had not been identified, and that they were working on the case. The guesthouse owner said several couples had come to stay at the guesthouse on Wednesday, but police had not determined when the victim was murdered.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Husband confronts wife’s lesbian lover
A man fought with his maid on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district after he discovered she was having a sexual relationship with his wife. A source revealed that the wife and her maid had been seeing each other, but her husband was unaware because she kept telling him she went “to visit friends or relatives”. When he discovered that they were staying at a guesthouse on Friday night, he went and confronted them outside the establishment. Police took the trio to the station for questioning.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Gang of eight beat up student outside school
A group of eight “spoiled” teenagers beat a 20-year-old student as he left school in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Friday. A witness said the victim was beaten with a belt and a rock, and suffered injuries to his arms, body and head. The teenagers managed to escape because a police officer who was present was not armed. Police said the beating was motivated by revenge because the gang was jealous of the victim.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Motorbike-car collision kills three, injures two
Three people died and two were seriously injured when a motorbike crashed into a car coming in the opposite direction in Pursat’s Bakan district last week. Police said the driver of the motorbike, who was carrying a passenger, was drunk. A witness added that the motorbike was driving without headlights when it hurtled into the car coming the other way, causing the car to flip over. Police impounded both the bike and the car.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Bus hits turning bike; pregnant woman hurt
A girl was killed when a bus crashed into a motorbike in Kratie province last week. Police said the bus and motorbike, carrying two people, were travelling in the same direction when the motorbike driver made a sharp left turn without checking behind her. A witness said the passenger was pregnant, and was sent to hospital for treatment. The motorbike and the bus were confiscated by police.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh placed in two-week lockdown

    The government has decided to place Phnom Penh in lockdown for two weeks, effective April 14 midnight through April 28, as Cambodia continues to grapple with the ongoing community outbreak of Covid-19, which has seen no sign of subsiding. According to a directive signed by Prime Minister

  • Cambodia on the verge of national tragedy, WHO warns

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia warned that the country had reached another critical point amid a sudden, huge surge in community transmission cases and deaths. “We stand on the brink of a national tragedy because of Covid-19. Despite our best efforts, we are

  • Hun Sen: Stay where you are, or else

    Prime Minister Hun Sen warned that the two-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Kandal provincial town Takmao could be extended if people are not cooperative by staying home. “Now let me make this clear: stay in your home, village, and district and remain where

  • Vaccination open to foreigners in Cambodia

    The Ministry of Health on April 8 issued an announcement on Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners residing and working in Cambodia, directing the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and local authorities to register them. Health minister Mam Bun Heng, who is also head of the inter-ministerial

  • Culture ministry: Take Tuol Sleng photos down, or else

    The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has told Irish photographer Matt Loughrey to take down the photos of Khmer Rouge victims at Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum which he allegedly colourised and altered to show them smiling. The ministry said Loughrey's work is unacceptable, affecting

  • Cambodia gears up for muted New Year festival

    The recent curfew and restrictions imposed in the capital and other Covid-19 hotspots were intended to break the chain of transmission, Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said as municipal and provincial authorities issued new directives banning certain activities during the upcoming Khmer New Year