Police Blotter: 20 May 2009

Police Blotter: 20 May 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

WOMAN TAKES POISON TO AVOID MARRIAGE

Naem Phalla, 20, from Ang village in Kampong Chhnang province, was admitted to hospital on Monday after she ingested poison. Her parents said she ate the unidentified poison because she wanted to escape marrying a man to whom she was engaged but she did not like.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY   

GANG OF GAMBLERS BUSTED IN KANDAL

Several men were arrested Sunday by Ang Snuol police in Lech Wat village, Kandal province for gambling on fighting cocks. Police arrested nine men and confiscated five cocks. The men were later released after being educated by police to mend their evil ways.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MAN BUSTED FOR DEALING, USING DRUGS

Prampi Makara district police on Saturday arrested Hea Siemmeng, 31, on a warrant issued by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of dealing and using drugs. Police found eight plastic bags of unidentified powder in the suspect's home in Prolit commune. Hea Siemmeng was to appear in court on Monday.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

WOMEN BRAWL IN DAUN PENH

A fight between two women in Daun Penh district near Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh on Saturday resulted in severe head wounds for one and the arrest of the other. The injured was identified by police as Lean Thavy, 20, from Sreah Chak commune, and the detained was identified as Duk Sreymom, 28. Witnesses said the two women were cursing each other prior to the fight, but the cause of the conflict remains unknown.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MAN RUNS INTO RADIO, POLICE SAY

Eung Huort, 27, from Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh, was paid US$300 in compensation after sustaining head wounds on Monday from the radio of a traffic police officer on Nehru Boulevard in Tuol Kork district. The victim said one of the officers beat him with the radio, but the officer said the man was injured when he tried to evade traffic police because he was speeding on his motorbike and not wearing a helmet, and injured himself by running into the radio.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

    Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism. The three distinguished monks were promoted on Thursday morning at Botum Vatey pagoda in Phnom Penh, at a

  • Facing possible sanctions, PM criticises Washington’s rights record

    While United States congressmen are discussing the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could impose more sanctions against Cambodia’s government, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday counterattacked by questioning the respect of human rights and democracy under the US-backed Lon Nol regime, and