Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 23 Jul 2009



Police Blotter: 23 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 23 Jul 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

BOTCHED ROBBERY TURNS DEADLY
A grocery seller was killed during an attempted robbery Monday by a group of unidentified men in Kratie's Changkrang commune. The victim was identified as 20-year-old Khin Sokny. Police said the the crime began at 11:50pm. The victim was tied up and stabbed several times, though the unknown perpetrators eventually fled the scene empty-handed.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

DRUNK, DISABLED MAN KILLS WIFE
A man afflicted with polio in his left arm was arrested Tuesday ni connection with the death of his wife in Pursat's Bakan district. On Monday evening, 58-year-old Mer Han punched his wife, 55-year-old Soun Ron, two times in the temple, plucked her hair, and crushed her head against a column of their home until she fell unconscious, police said. The victim was then rushed to hospital, where she died the next day. Police said Mer Han's violence stemmed from jealousy compounded by his "wine-directed feeling".
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

DRUNKEN SOLDIER MISSING IN RIVER
A drunken soldier from Brigade 52 who attempted to swim home after a party in Battambang province on Monday evening has yet to be located. Samlot district police chief Ly Bouy identified the missing man as Bun Rong, 48, a resident of Samlot commune. Local residents who attended a party with the soldier on Monday said that they drank Cambodian-made wine with the missing man from 5pm to 7pm, after which he dove into a river to swim home. He did not show up at his house on Tuesday morning.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

UNRULY WATERING HOLE SHUTTERED
Daun Penh district authorities on Tuesday ordered the temporary closure of a local beer garden, known as Thavy Rasmey 68, following numerous complaints from nearby residents who alleged that the presence of the facility affected public order and disturbed their daily living. They said that intoxicated customers from the beer garden were always fighting, shouting, hurling glasses, smashing tables and "urinating anarchically".
KOH SANTEPHEAP

GARMENT WORKER ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
A garment worker attempted to commit suicide Tuesday by throwing herself from Chroy Changvar bridge after becoming depressed by repeated mistreatment at the hands of her drunken husband, 40-year-old Khun Neang, a soldier from RCAF Unit 70, police said. A police officer standing guard near the bridge stopped the woman, 32-year-old Veth Nath of Sen Sok district, from leaping to her death. Veth Nath told police that her husband always hits her when he is drunk.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOST VIEWED

  • 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

  • Phnom Penh curfew starts today

    A two-week curfew from 8pm to 5am starts today in Phnom Penh, a day after a sub-decree detailing administrative measures to contain Covid-19 was issued by Prime Minister Hun Sen. “Travelling in Phnom Penh is temporally banned between 8pm and 5am,” said Phnom Penh governor

  • 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

  • Cambodia gears up for muted New Year festival

    The recent curfew and restrictions imposed in the capital and other Covid-19 hotspots were intended to break the chain of transmission, Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said as municipal and provincial authorities issued new directives banning certain activities during the upcoming Khmer New Year

  • Culture ministry: Take Tuol Sleng photos down, or else

    The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has told Irish photographer Matt Loughrey to take down the photos of Khmer Rouge victims at Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum which he allegedly colourised and altered to show them smiling. The ministry said Loughrey's work is unacceptable, affecting

  • Covid-19 vaccination now obligatory

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 11 issued a sub-decree making Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for individuals unless they have a medical certificate proving they have pre-existing health conditions that prevent them from doing so. «This applies to all members of the armed forces and civil servants