DRUNKEN DRIVER DIES CRASHING INTO SHOP
A 35-year-old man died after crashing his motorbike into a shop in Kandal province Tuesday. Police say the man was drunk when the crash occurred. Officers appealed to residents to not drive if they get drunk because they would be sorry if they saw someone dying in a traffic accident. Neighbours said they had often seen the man driving after drinking. The man’s wife reported that she last heard from her husband before a meeting with friends that lasted the entire day. Then she heard the news of his fatal crash.
COP HANGS HIMSELF AFTER ROW WITH WIFE
A 41-year-old policeman hanged himself Thursday in Banteay Meanchey province after an angry confrontation with his wife, police said. The wife reported that her husband often drank with his colleagues. On Thursday, she confronted her husband, telling him: “Every day when you arrive home, you are always drunk. You are a policeman.” This appeared to anger the husband. He threatened to hang himself, but his wife did not believe him, she said. But when she awoke, she saw her husband had hanged himself from a tree behind their house.
SIEM REAP OFFICIALS NET FISHY FIVESOME
Five people in Siem Reap province have been detained after authorities accused them of illegal fishing. Local police said they seized illegal fishing equipment. Authorities warned that illegal fishing jeopardises the precious fish resources in the lake and threatens future livelihoods. Police said it was the first time this group had been caught illegally fishing.
VILLAGE FIRE LEAVES DAMAGED HOMES
Villagers in Battambang province are cleaning up after a fire swept through four houses and a treehouse in Svay Pak district Tuesday. Witnesses said they saw flames leaping from the treehouse and spreading to nearby residents’ homes. Nine fire trucks arrived and put an end to the blaze, but the firefighters’ actions didn’t prevent everything in the houses from being damaged. Police are now questioning the owner of the treehouse, who has reportedly fled.
MORALITY LESSON FOR DAUN PENH CROOKS
Daun Penh district police detained eight “gangsters” accused of stealing and using drugs. Residents reported that the eight accused have tormented the neighbourhood, walking around while brandishing swords. Now the residents are calling on police to arrest every gangster. The eight in question have been sent to a local rights group to receive “an education”. Police warned that general social morality will slide with gangster-like behaviour.