Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter : 20 August 2008




Police Blotter : 20 August 2008

Police Blotter : 20 August 2008

police.jpg
police.jpg

HEARTBROKEN GIRL JUMPS INTO RIVER

Chear Srey Phea, 22, a waitress at a Phnom Penh restaurant, attempted to commit suicide by jumping off a motorbike and hurling herself off the Japanese bridge at 2:30pm Monday. Chear Srey Phea said that she tried to commit suicide because her boyfriend, Voeun, a car repairman, left her for another girl about a month ago. Voeun denied that he broke up with Chear Srey Phea, saying that he loved her and that she tried to kill herself because he refused to lend her US$200, as she borrowed money from him many times and never paid him back. Chear Srey Phea was pulled from the river by police who rented a boat to rescue her.
KOH SANTEPEAP

MONK COMMITS SUICIDE WITH CLOTH

Mean Lean, 21, a monk at the Andong Tnaoth pagoda in Battambang, committed suicide with a cloth around his neck. He recently found out that his severe tuberculosis could not be healed because an X-ray showed that  his lung was broken. He was also unhappy about his mother's compulsive addiction to playing cards for money, which was costing the family a lot of money. Mean Lean's body has been sent to his family for a traditional funeral at Kandoeung pagoda in Battambang. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

ABUSIVE DRUNK KILLED BY WIFE

Eang Khum, 40, killed her abusive husband Poun Thoeun, 48, with a kitchen knife Saturday in Pursat. She stabbed him twice in the head and twice in the shoulder after enduring years of domestic violence. The neighbours said that on the night of the incident Eang Khum's husband came home drunk and asked his wife for a piece of wood which he kept in the kitchen. When Eang Khum said the wood had been taken by the son, Poun Thoeun beat her with an ax handle on the head, shoulders and face until she became unconscious. Eang Khum, who killed her husband after she regained consciousness, has been detained by police.
KOH SANTEPEAP

MAN CRUSHED BY LEXUS DRIVER

Pok Chantola, 55, a car salesman in Meanchey district, was crushed to death by a Lexus 470 while waiting for his friend in front of a beer garden in the Chamkarmon district of Phnom Penh at 10:30pm on Saturday. The driver of the Lexus, Hong Piseth, 38, was drunk at the time of the accident. He was detained by police at the scene but was released a day later after he paid $13,300 reparation to the victim's family.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. Speaking at the inauguration of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

  • Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete

    Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that

  • Local media loses a giant, and The Post a great friend

    Cheang Sokha, a gifted and streetwise reporter who rose to the highest ranks of Cambodian media and was beloved for his sharp intelligence, world-class humour and endless generosity, died on Friday in his hometown of Phnom Penh. He was 42. His wife, Sok Sophorn, said he

  • Cambodia, India agree to start direct flights, tourism exchanges

    Cambodia and India have agreed to start direct flight connections and promote closer tourism exchanges and cooperation in all areas after the Covid-19 saga comes to a close. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon and newly-minted Indian