POLICE ARREST TAIWANESE MAN
A 20-year-old Taiwanese national, Hsiao Kuo Liang, was arrested on Thursday on suspecion of drug trafficking. He was apprehended by police in the parking lot of the Phnom Penh Hotel with two shotguns, 1.8kg of unspecified drugs and equipment for producing drugs in his car. The police are now searching for other members of what they believe is a gang of drug traffickers.
CHILD WORKER BURIED ALIVE
A 13-year-old boy died after he was buried alive in a work accident in Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh, on Wednesday. Men Chanpong was working for Electricite du Cambodge removing stones from holes dug for cables when his co-workers failed to notice he was still in the hole that they had started to refill with dirt. His body was found the next morning. Authorities in the company have offered the victim's parents US$1,000 to withdraw their complaint against the company.
MAN COMMITS SUICIDE IN HOSTEL
The body of Haong Phalla, 35, was found Thursday in Leang Chhay Hong guesthouse in Siem Reap. According to police, the Siem Reap native had shot himself in the head. Neighbours and family described the man as peaceful, and police are still trying to find out what caused him to commit suicide.
DRUNKEN MAN HITS SON WITH AX
Yaun Yon, 44, from Kampong Siem district in Kampong Cham province was arrested Friday after hitting his son in the head with an ax. The man was drunk and threw the ax at his wife during an argument but instead the ax hit his son, Yon Vean, 19, in the head, causing a large gash. The father said he was also angry with his son, as he did not do what he told him to do.
THAI FAMILY ROBBED BY FAKE SOLDIERS
l Six robbers got away with 100,000 baht after robbing the house of Thai nationals Sun Sanghab, 42, and Sam Mean, 38, Wednesday in Thmor Puok district, Banteay Meanchey province. According to witnesses, the robbers were armed and wearing army uniforms. The police believe they have got some trace of the robbers but have not made any arrests yet.