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



Police Blotter: 25 Oct 2010

Police Blotter: 25 Oct 2010

High-speed boat prang causes man’s death
A 27-year-old man was killed in a high-speed boat collision in Stung Treng province’s Siem Pang district on Tuesday. Police said one boat was carrying seven people, including the victim, down the Sekong river when it collided with another, which was carrying three people in the opposite direction. Both boats were reportedly travelling “at high speeds”. Police were able to save all but one of the passengers, along with the two boats.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Karaoke girl allegedly gang-raped in parlour
A karaoke girl was gang-raped by three men in a karaoke room in Kampot province on Tuesday. The owner of the parlour said the three suspects had asked the victim to sing, but that she had said she could not. After he failed to hear from the girl, he ran into the room to find two of the men and the girl completely naked. One of the suspects allegedly gave a necklace to the owner, and said that he “loved” the victim and implored the owner not to tell police. However, police arrested the three men and sent them to court.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Bike finds back of a buffalo cart, kills driver
A man was killed instantly as he crashed his motorbike into the back of a buffalo cart in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Thursday. A witness reported that he saw the motorbike run up the back of the cart, but that he did not know the person had died. The victim’s family and the cart owner met to discuss compensation, but negotiations reached a stalemate. Police have launched a probe of the case.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Lightning claims boy after light rain turns nasty
A lightning strike in Kep’s Damnak Changauer district on Thursday left a young boy dead and his mother unconscious. The mother told police that they were tending to their rice field when rain began to fall. As they continued to work, the rain became heavier, prompting her to seek shelter at their cottage, where the lightning struck them. The woman awoke soon after being struck to find her son dead.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Corpse removed from hospital by employer
The body of a painter was removed from a hospital in Sihanoukville by his employer, and a witness claimed the removal was a tactic to escape punishment from police. The witness said the victim died from “a broken head” on Thursday, and speculated that he “fell from the house” while he was painting. The witness said the owner of the painting company had collected the body from the hospital, and that no one had seen it since.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia to waive quarantine requirements Nov 15, no PCR test required

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to lift all quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers and visitors – both Cambodians and foreign nationals – effective from November 15 onward. In a special message addressed to officials and relevant authorities on November 14, Hun Sen said this policy will enable

  • PM: No more quarantine for vaccinated travellers

    Cambodia is lifting all quarantine requirements for vaccinated inbound travellers entering Cambodia by air, waterway or land border checkpoints effective from November 15. Travellers will be required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival rather than waiting for the results of the lengthier polymerase chain

  • No payment required for travellers taking rapid Covid tests on arrival

    Ministry of Health officials said there would be no payment required for the rapid Covid-19 tests given to travellers who arrive in Cambodia from November 15 onwards after the quarantine requirement is lifted for fully vaccinated people. Health ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine told The Post on

  • General’s gun smuggling ring busted

    The Military Police sent six military officers to court on November 22 to face prosecution for possession of 105 illegal rifles and arms smuggling, while investigators say they are still hunting down additional accomplices. Sao Sokha, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of

  • More Cambodians studying in US

    The number of Cambodian students studying at US colleges and universities in 2020-21 increased by 14.3 per cent over the previous year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent US government report. The 2021 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange showed that 848 Cambodian students studied

  • Cambodia, Thailand to discuss border reopening

    Cambodian authorities from provinces along the Cambodia-Thailand border will meet with Thai counterparts to discuss reopening border checkpoints to facilitate travel, transfer of products and cross-border trade between the two countries. Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy governor Ly Sary said on November 22 that the provincial administration