Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 25 Nov 2010




Police Blotter: 25 Nov 2010

Police Blotter: 25 Nov 2010

Woman arrested after leisurely nude stroll
Police arrested a 30-year-old mentally ill woman who was strolling down the street naked in Kampong Chhnang city on Sunday. Police said she was sent to an NGO, and that she was a “newcomer” to the city who did not have any known relatives. Police brought her clothes on two separate occasions, but she refused to wear them. Passengers who saw her as they drove past felt pity for the woman, and came to the conclusion that she was “crazy”. Police are attempting to locate her relatives so she can be sent to a mental institution.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Neighbours nabbed eating man’s stolen cow
Four men were arrested on Sunday after they stole a villager’s cow and ate it in Siem Reap town. Police said the owner of the cow filed a complaint, and they went to search for the missing bovine. They stumbled upon the suspects eating “cow meat at a wild place” and began to question them. They admitted to stealing the cow while the villager was sleeping. The victim said they were his neighbours, and “they should not eat it”. He has demanded US$100 in compensation.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Investigation proceeds in gambling-house row
Battambang city police said the owner of a gambling den “made an argument” with one of their officers on Saturday. The officer in question said he was taking photos of the gambling house and its activities when the owner threw a bottle of water at him. It was at this time the owner allegedly “made the argument”. Police are now investigating who is at fault: the policeman, who the owner said “had no right” to take photos; or the owner, who the official said was running the gambling hub illegally.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Dusty route and no helmet kills moto driver
A 31-year-old man was killed and three people were severely injured during a collision between two motorbikes in Battambang town on Sunday. Police said the victim initiated the contact with the other motorbike and died at the scene. They said “maybe there was a lot of dust on the road”, which impaired the victim’s vision, but also said if the victim wore a helmet he may have survived.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Police at a loss over mysterious corpse
Police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district are baffled after the body of a 40-year-old man was discovered dead by a motorbike taxi driver on Monday. The taxi driver said he saw the victim drinking wine at the scene, but 30 minutes later the man was gone. He wandered a short distance to find the man dead. Police have so far concluded that the man died “with no real reason”.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • ‘Beware of WhatsApp fraudsters’

    The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications warned members of the public who use WhatsApp to vigilantly guard against a new trick employed by hackers that involves the use of six-digit codes sent to potential victims via the popular messaging app. The ministry said hackers could