Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 15 Jul 2010




Police Blotter: 15 Jul 2010

Police Blotter: 15 Jul 2010

POLICE

TWO HURT IN SWORDFIGHT AT GANGSTER DANCE
Two men described as “gangsters” were seriously injured following a swordfight at a dance party in Kandal province Monday. Police said an indeterminate number of men got into an argument with each other while they were shaking loose on the dancefloor. They then fought each other with swords and rocks in a tussle that caused a great disturbance. Most of the “gangsters” managed to escape, but two seriously hurt combatants were sent to hospital. Villagers said such brawls happen frequently during dance parties. Police said they were trying to find the other brawlers so that they could “educate” them.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MAN STABS SIBLING, SELF, THEN SETS FIRE TO HOME
Police in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district said a 25-year-old man stabbed his brother and then himself before setting fire to his house Tuesday. It is believed that the violence followed a heated argument, though the subject remains unknown. Police investigating the case said the younger brother stabbed his older brother first, and then decided to stab himself. He then set fire to his house. Alert neighbours heard the ruckus, however, and quickly called police in to help. The older brother has been sent to hospital. Family members said they did not want to bring the legal system into the fracas.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

HENPECKED HUSBAND TAKES HIS OWN LIFE
A 37-year-old man took his own life after his wife criticised him for his bad habits, police in Battambang province said. The man was apparently incapable of providing for his family. His shortcomings were painfully evident over Khmer New Year, when he failed to earn enough to ensure his family had a good time. Neighbours said the man constantly went for strolls with friends and was drunk most of the time. And late at night when he came home, he would always shout loudly. On Monday, the man’s wife criticised him for his failings. So he swallowed poison and died.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

SUICIDE OR MURDER? COPS AND VILLAGERS DIFFER
Mystery and intrigue surround the death of a 35-year-old man whose body was found near a pond in Sihanoukville Tuesday. Police at first ruled the death a suicide, citing a length of rope they found near the body. But villagers said the man had been murdered. The man’s mother pointed an accusatory finger at the man’s ex-wife, who left him two months ago to marry a new man. Police pledged to investigate further.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MOST VIEWED

  • Seven positive for Covid-19, Hun Sen confirms local transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that there has been local community transmission of Covid-19. However, he urged the people not to panic even though the Ministry of Health announced the discovery of seven new cases on Sunday. Among the victims are Chhem Savuth, the director-general

  • Cambodia at ‘most critical moment’, Hun Sen warns

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the first community transmission of Covid-19 in Cambodia has led the country to the “most critical moment” that warranted urgent, large-scale operations to contain the pandemic. Hun Sen, who confirmed the first local transmission on November 28, said the source of

  • PM confirms community transmission, calls for unity

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the public to stay calm, unite and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines after the wife of a senior official tested positive for Covid-19 in the Kingdom’s first case of community transmission. The case has drawn criticism

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • PM vows to protect Hun family

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to continue his fight against opposition politicians who he said intend to smash the Hun family. Without naming the politicians but apparently referring to former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Hun Sen said there