Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 24 Jun 2010




Police Blotter: 24 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 24 Jun 2010

POLICE

FRIENDSHIP DEVOLVES INTO BRUTAL BEATING
A 25-year-old man in Koh Kong province was severely beaten by five of his associates on Monday, police said. Investigators said the victim knew his five “gangster” assailants and had described them as friends. On Monday, however, they apparently turned against him, pummelling him with a metal bar and leaving him to nurse his bruised body. The suspects managed to escape, but police said they are confident the perpetrators will be caught because the victim “knows their faces”.
DEUM AMPIL

MAN CARELESS in ENGINE FIRE: COPS
Police say a careless driver in Poipet town was at fault when his car burst into flames in the middle of the road Sunday. The man said he was driving into town when the car’s engine caught fire. Nearby villagers were at first too scared to help the man, petrified that the blazing vehicle would explode. But after he begged them for assistance, they extinguished the fire by dousing it with water. The man admitted that he had failed to keep his car’s cooling system in order. Police thus concluded that the fire was due to his carelessness.
DEUM AMPIL

THIEVES SWIPE FANCY NEW MOBILE PHONE
Two out of four accused thieves were apprehended Monday after they allegedly stole a woman’s flashy new phone not long after she bought it. Police in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district said the woman worked at a beauty shop. She bought the phone after she got out of work on Monday. While she was pacing back and forth in her home, admiring her new person-to-person communication device, four suspects burst in, threatened her with a knife and swiped the phone. The woman alerted the police immediately, who quickly apprehended two suspects and sent them to court. The other two, however, escaped with the phone.
DEUM AMPIL

MARRIAGE DENIED, DAUGHTER TAKES LIFE
A 26-year-old woman took her own life Monday because her mother refused to give her permission to marry her sweetheart, police in Kampong Chhnang said. The mother reported that she and her daughter had been out in the field that fateful day. When they returned home, the daughter announced that she would take a relaxing pre-dinner bath. But as the minutes went on, the mother grew increasingly alarmed. She walked into the room and found her daughter had hanged herself. She said her refusal to let her daughter marry was likely what prompted the suicide.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MOST VIEWED

  • Without shoes or a helmet, a young cyclist steals the show

    Pech Theara gripped the curved handlebars of his rusty old bike, planted his bare feet on its pedals and stormed as fast as he could towards the finish line. The odds were against him as the 13-year-old faced off against kids with nicer bikes at

  • Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway on schedule

    The construction of the more than $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway has not been delayed despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 26 per cent of the project completed and expected to finish in about two years, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Cambodia lauded for fight against Covid-19

    Cambodia has drawn global accolades for its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a new report finding that the Kingdom has controlled the pandemic better than any other country in Asia. Dr Takeshi Kasai, director of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Western Pacific region,

  • More than 540 deported in first nine months

    The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Immigration (GDI) deported 542 foreigners in the first nine months of this year for various offences. GDI spokesman Keo Vanthan said the deportees were a mix of 40 nationalities, most of them Chinese. Since 2014, he said the GDI had