DOG DAYS FOR CLASSY FELINE’S OWNERS
A French man and his Cambodian wife filed a complaint to police after their neighbour’s dog attacked and killed their cat in Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville town on Tuesday. The cat’s owners said that the cat was purchased in France for US$700 and had only been in Cambodia for 20 days before it was killed. Police turned down the couple’s request for compensation.
AK-47S LEAD POLICE TO PROLIFIC ROBBER
A man was arrested after police found two AK-47 assault rifles at his home in Kandal province on Tuesday. The suspect, 51-year-old Leab Sokha, is a prolific robber who has operated across the country and was once imprisoned for five years for armed robbery, police said, adding that they were investigating his current activities when they searched his house and found the weapons. He will be sent to court in Kampong Chhnang province because he was involved in a robbery there.
HOODLUMS BEAT UP, ROB BLIND BEGGAR
Two men were arrested for beating up a blind beggar in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Monday. The victim, Uk Pisith, said he had collected 11,500 riels that day and was going to use it to buy food and drinks. The suspects, a 24-year-old and a 19-year old, approached the victim and started to kick him. A bystander who tried to intervene was injured in the head when the suspects threw a stone at him.
SUICIDE LINKED TO CONFUSION OVER OX
l A 27-year-old man hanged himself in Kampong Speu province on Sunday after it was revealed the ox his mother gave him was not a gift, as he had previously thought. The victim’s mother had given him an ox that he thought was a gift until she told him that he was only supposed to take care of it temporarily. Several days after his mother reclaimed the ox, he committed suicide in a ricefield. Police confirmed that it was a suicide and no foul play was involved.
MALAYSIAN CITIZEN ARRESTED OVER DEBT
A Malaysian man who was trying to run away from a US$8,000 debt was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Sunday. His Cambodian business partner said the suspect had borrowed the money on April 5 to open a massage parlour and had agreed to pay it back on May 4 with $1,200 interest, which he failed to do. The suspect admitted to borrowing the money for his business ventures and was detained pending further investigations, police said.