Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 22 Jul 2009



Police Blotter: 22 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 22 Jul 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

MAN WANTED IN AX KILLING STILL ON LAM
A 22-year-old rubber plantation worker was hacked to death with an ax by his co-worker Sunday in Kampong Cham province's Memot district after an ugly verbal dispute. The victim was identified as Khom Doung, of Thbong Khmom district's Tonle Bet commune. Police identified the killer as Seth Heang, 30, who resides in Prey Veng's Trapaeng Ampil village. The killer fled the scene and now remains at large. Police said that they are launching an investigation to bring the perpetrator to court.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

BRIDE-TO-BE DIES ALONG WITH NIECE
A 31-year-old teacher and her 3-year-old niece were killed in a traffic accident Sunday as they were driving a black Honda Wave motorbike to distribute wedding invitations along National Road 6 in Kampong Thom's Staung district. Ung Sophea, who planned to get married next month, and her niece, Cheing La, were struck and killed by a black Toyota Camry driven by a man whom police identified as David, a 45-year-old residing in Phnom Penh's Chamkarmon district.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING RELATIVE
A 29-year-old moto-taxi driver was sent to Kandal Province provincial court Monday after groping his 4-year-old sister-in-law's genitals behind her home in Kandal's Kampong Samnanh commune, police said, identifying the perpetrator as a resident of the province's Lvea Aem district. The victim's mother filed the complaint.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

POIPET OFFICER SHOOTS SUSPECT
A Poipet district military police officer shot a handcuffed man in the body as police arrested two groups of gangsters on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey's Pa Li Lay village. Chet Samnang shot Ieng Thy, who resides in the district's Kbal Spien village, as the arrested man attempted to steal his gun, Provincial Deputy Military Police Chief Pen Phirom said. The hospitalised Ieng Thy denied snatching the gun along with all other wrongdoing.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

COMEDIAN PREVAILS IN FRAUD LAWSUIT
A 62-year-old man was sentenced Monday by Phnom Penh Municipal Court to six months in prison and ordered to pay US$1,000 in compensation to You Sok Sothea, a comedian better known as Ka Choy, whom he was convicted of defrauding. Rainsy Chan Dara was paid $4,000 by the comedian on assurances he could get her a job in the National Assembly. His failure to do so upset You Sok Sothea, leading her to demand her money back from the con man.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh placed in two-week lockdown

    The government has decided to place Phnom Penh in lockdown for two weeks, effective April 14 midnight through April 28, as Cambodia continues to grapple with the ongoing community outbreak of Covid-19, which has seen no sign of subsiding. According to a directive signed by Prime Minister

  • Cambodia on the verge of national tragedy, WHO warns

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia warned that the country had reached another critical point amid a sudden, huge surge in community transmission cases and deaths. “We stand on the brink of a national tragedy because of Covid-19. Despite our best efforts, we are

  • Hun Sen: Stay where you are, or else

    Prime Minister Hun Sen warned that the two-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Kandal provincial town Takmao could be extended if people are not cooperative by staying home. “Now let me make this clear: stay in your home, village, and district and remain where

  • Businesses in capital told to get travel permit amid lockdown through One Window Service

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has issued guidelines on how to get travel permission for priority groups during the lockdown of Phnom Penh, directing private institutions to apply through the municipality's One Window Service and limit their staff to a mere two per cent. In

  • Vaccination open to foreigners in Cambodia

    The Ministry of Health on April 8 issued an announcement on Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners residing and working in Cambodia, directing the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and local authorities to register them. Health minister Mam Bun Heng, who is also head of the inter-ministerial

  • Ministry names types of business permitted amid lockdown

    The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training singled out 11 types of business that are permitted to operate during the lockdown of Phnom Penh and Takmao town, which run through April 28. Those include (1) food-processing enterprises and slaughterhouses; (2) providers of public services such as firefighting, utility and