Police Blotter: 12 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 12 Jan 2012

•Two thieves crash in aftermath of robbery
The Phnom Penh municipal court charged two men with robbery on Tuesday after they were arrested for attempting to steal a tourist’s phone in the Chamkarmon district. Police said the suspects snatched the phone from a tourist as he was walking down the street and fled the scene on a motorbike. However, during their escape, the suspects crashed into another motorbike and were detained by people in the area until police could arrive. Rasmei Kampuchea

•Couple questioned over neighbour’s deadily fire
An elderly man burned to death and two women were severely burned when their cottage caught fire on Monday night in Rattanakiri’s Koun Mom district. A neighbour in the area said they woke up and saw the cottage burning, but did not think there was anyone inside. Police said a 66-year-old man, who was thought to be drunk, perished in the blaze, while two women managed to escape and were hospitalised with serious burns. The cause of the fire remains unknown, but police said they arrested a couple in the area for questioning in connection with the blaze. Nokor Wat

•Drug trafficking trio jailed; yama seized
Three men were arrested for allegedly trafficking drugs in Pursat town on Saturday.  Police said the men had long been suspected of using and selling drugs to town residents. In a nighttime operation, police arrested the men, but some accomplices escaped. Police seized 100 yama drug packages. The suspects have been sent to court. Rasmei  Kampuchea

•Drunk husband attacks wife with meat cleaver
A domestic dispute resulted in the arrest of one man after he allegedly hacked his wife several times with a meat cleaver on Tuesday night in Siem Reap’s Svay Leu district. Police said the suspect, who was drunk, was involved in a heated argument with his wife when he took a cleaver and hacked his wife until she was unconscious. The victim was hospitalised with serious injuries. Her husband was arrested at the scene and awaits trial. Kampuchea Thmei

•Complaint leads to arrest of alleged rapist
A man was arrested on Tuesday in Kandal province’s Takhmao town after he was accused of attempting to rape a woman on Sunday night. The mother of the alleged victim said she found the man sleeping with her daughter after they had attended a wedding party. The suspect told police that he did not rape the girl, but rather he was just sleeping because he was drunk. He said he woke up when the alleged victim’s parents began to beat him and fled the scene. Nokor Wat 


  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Bun Heang mocks US, threatens its citizens in scathing open letter

    After being hit with sanctions from the US Department of Treasury, Cambodian General Hing Bun Heang said he would retaliate against any US national who does not respect his country’s sovereignty, has ambitions to invade Cambodia or incites “traitors” in the Kingdom to do

  • Ranariddh 'seriously injured', his wife dies in accident in Preah Sihanouk

    THE wife of former first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has died. Ouk Phalla succumbed to injuries sustained in a traffic accident on National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk’s Prey Nub district this morning. She and the prince were immediately rushed to the Preah Sihanouk

  • US slammed over BGU head as Foreign Ministry says sanctions violate international principles

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) has condemned the US Department of Treasury for its sanctions, announced on Tuesday, against Cambodian General Hing Bun Heang for his alleged role in infringing human rights. In a statement, the ministry said it is disturbing