Police Blotter: 15 Jan 2009

Police Blotter: 15 Jan 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

NO MONEY, NO HOUSE... HONEY
A 36-year-old man set fire to his house because he was angry that his wife could not give him US$10, police in Kampot province said. When she was unable to come up with the cash because she did not have it, he became enraged and set fire to the house. Neighbours rushed in to put out the flames, ensuring the house was not destroyed. Neighbours and police said the man was a construction worker who had been away for a lengthy period of time. They said he often resorted to violence against his wife and two children. The man has been referred to a local human rights NGO.
DEUM AMPIL

TIDY, HONEST TRAFFIC COP WILL BE MISSED
Policemen and villagers alike are singing the praises of a 44-year-old traffic cop who died in his sleep Wednesday. The Banteay Meanchey law enforcement officer was well-respected in his community because he reportedly never engaged in corrupt practices, endearing himself to local residents who appreciated his honesty. A police investigation ruled the man’s death was not a crime, but a heart attack. Police said there was no evidence of a struggle or that anyone tried to kill him because his home was impeccably clean and orderly. The man, police said, lived alone after separating from his wife.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

FAMILY FEUD LEAVES THREE COUSINS HURT
Three cousins were severely injured after they reportedly got drunk and began beating each other with sticks. The family feud occured Wednesday in Phnom Kravanh district after the cousins got together for a relaxing tipple of wine. A couple of tipples turned into a binge, however, and when they became drunk, an argument exploded and they beat each other with sticks. Police said all were seriously injured. The cops plan to send the trio to the local police station when they recover from their injuries. In the meantime, witnesses decried the cousin-on-cousin violence because they are all part of the same family. They said the family has already spent a lot of money to cure them of their “stupid actions”.
DEUM AMPIL

JEALOUS HUSBAND STABS WIFE TO DEATH
A 45-year-old man in Kandal province is suspected of stabbing his wife to death Wednesday after she found a new man. Villagers who said they witnessed the death said they were sorry because now the couple’s five young children will have no parents. Police said that even if the wife had done something wrong, she shouldn’t have been killed because murder is illegal.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MOST VIEWED

  • 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

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • 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

  • China-Cambodia tourism forum held

    The Cambodian tourism sector must be prepared to welcome a growing number of Chinese tourists, as they lead the globe in the number of outbound travellers and were responsible for the most visitors to the Kingdom last year, the country’s tourism minister said on