Police Blotter: 28 Oct 2008

Police Blotter: 28 Oct 2008

MAN GIVES WIFE TO COMMUNE CHIEF

Nhem Sitha has filed for divorce from her husband Thai Thul after he gave her away to Blong Bunly, the chief of Talor commune in  Bakan district, Pursat province on October 20. Thai Thul, along with 20 relatives, accused Blong Bunly of having sexual relations with his wife and presented him with a letter bearing 21 thumbprints agreeing to give him Nhem Sitha. Both Nhem Sitha and Blong Bunly said they were happy with the arrangement and would marry after the divorce is finalised. Nhem Sitha, who claims she had been in a sexual relationship with Blong Bunly for months, said Thai Thul was an irresponsible husband and could not bring peace to the family.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

POLICE ATTACK AND KIDNAP FAMILY

Ken Thina, a 48-year-old cane juice stand worker, was attacked by Battambang district police in Rum Chek 4 village, Ratanak commune, Battambang on Saturday. Witnesses said police tried to drag Ken Thina's wife and daughter into a van and beat the man until he lost consciousness when he tried to defend his family. The current whereabouts of Ken Thina's wife and daughter are unknown.
 KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING MOTO

Nuth Sophy, 24, was arrested on the suspicion of stealing a black Viva motorbike belonging to Moeun Samorn, 33, in Tuol Roka village, Chak Angre Kraorm commune, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh at 4:50pm Wednesday. The police said that Nuth Sophy is one of the four men whom they suspect of the theft. Nuth Sophy has been sent to court where he is awaiting trial.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

YOUNG PROSTITUTE ARRESTED

Yen Srors, 16, was arrested after he tried to steal a man's cell phone near Wat Phnom in Daun Penh district at 10:30pm Saturday. Police said the young man, who works as a male prostitute, tried to rob the unnamed man after he invited the boy into his car for sex.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

POLICE DETAIN 3 MEN IN GAMBLING RAID

Phnom Penh police raided an anarchic gambling den Friday morning and arrested three people while cracking down on illegal betting in Sastra village, Chbar Ampouv commune, Chamkarmon district. Vy Chanthoeun, 27, Kol Spoheakdey, 21 and Kim Kroeun, 21, were taken into custody. Area residents said they were happy with the arrests because the gambling caused disorder.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MOST VIEWED

  • Rainsy will return at ‘favourable time’

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Saturday suggested he would not return to Cambodia as he had previously promised, saying that like liberators King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Charles de Gaulle, he would only do so at a “favourable time”. “I will go back to Cambodia

  • Temi tourism project approved by the CDC

    The $500.4 million Tourism, Ecological, Marine and International (Temi) tourism project has been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), according to a notice on its Facebook page on Monday. The project is part of Chinese-owned Union City Development Group Co Ltd’s (

  • US Embassy urged to stop ‘disrespecting sovereignty’

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Saturday to respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations after it called former opposition leader Kem Sokha “an innocent man” – a move deemed to be “disrespecting Cambodia’s

  • NagaWorld casino sees net profit of more than $390M last year

    Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino posted a 53 per cent net profit increase last year at $390.6 million, a sum which is almost equal to the combined net profit of all Cambodian commercial banks in 2017. NagaWorld’s parent company, NagaCorp Ltd, is listed on the Hong Kong