Police Blotter: 17 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 17 Jan 2012

•Samurai sword fight has riverside setting
Tourists and locals along Phnom Penh’s popular riverside area were shocked to see 10 men fighting each other with samurai swords on Sunday. Residents who witnessed the drama unfurl in Daun Penh district said the men were known to frequently disrupt public order and had taken out the swords and challenged each other to a fight. Some of the suspects involved in the violence  were injured and sent to hospital, witnesses said. However, all of them escaped before police could arrest them. Koh Santephap

•Driver hits and kills boy before fleeing scene
A boy, 6, was struck by a car and killed while crossing the road in Pursat town on Saturday. Police said the boy and another child were crossing the road when the accident happened. The boy died instantly. Instead of stopping, the driver of the car sped off from the scene. Residents claimed that the traffic police intervened too late, leading to the driver’s getaway. Kampuchea Thmey  

•Mystery as restaurant  worker found dead
A staff member at Mondulkiri restaurant in the capital’s Daun Penh district was found dead at his workplace on Saturday. His co-workers found him behind the restaurant and reported the case to the police. The cause of death was not clear, police said, and the case was under investigation. According to staff, the victim was not known to have any disputes with anyone. Rasmey Kampuchea

•Man stabbed five times on way to see friend
A 22-year-old man was stabbed five times while on his motorcycle in Phnom Penh’s Beong Trabek district on Sunday. The victim’s wife said he was going to visit a friend when an unknown assailant also riding a motorcycle stabbed him. Seriously injured, the man fell from his motorcycle. He was taken to hospital. Police are on the lookout for the assailant. Koh Santepheap

•Alleged drug traffickers and customers nabbed
Two alleged drug traffickers and seven drug users were sent to the Banteay Meanchey court on Saturday after they were arrested. Police said the group was detained last week after an investigation into their activities. A total of 145 packages of drugs were seized during the arrests, police said. Rasmey Kampuchea


  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release