Police Blotter: 29 Apr 2010

Police Blotter: 29 Apr 2010


Two men in Kandal province have been arrested after they were accused of involvement in a ducknapping gone awry while the duck farm owner was away. Witnesses in a village said they saw seven people catching ducks and stuffing them into their pockets while the owner of the duck farm was out. The villagers shouted and called the owner, who called police. Upon arriving at the scene, the cops managed to snag two of the men, but five escaped. The owner complained that he seemed to lose ducks on an almost daily basis. Now that the apparent culprits have been caught, he is very happy.

A 30-year-old man in Battambang is dead after he hanged himself in his kitchen, police said. The man’s mother said her son was “foolish”. He always wanted to kill himself, she said, but his family or neighbours rushed to prevent him from doing so at every attempt. This time, however, he hanged himself during the night, so nobody could intervene. The mother said that her son always bickered with other people and said “crazy things”.

A 28-year-old man has died after his brother beat him with a metal bar Monday, police in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district said. The family said the siblings constantly argued with other family members. On this occasion, they turned on each other while drinking wine, and the older brother attacked the younger with a bar. Family members initially did not contact police, preferring to keep the matter under wraps. But after sending the victim’s body to the pagoda, officers arrived and arrested the older brother.

A 45-year-old man dropped dead after he ate some fish in Preah Sihanouk province Monday, police reported. Officers said the Banteay Meanchey province man had travelled to Sihanoukville for construction work. On the day he died, the man took a trip to an island not far from the coast. The man apparently ate some fish and then died on his boat on the the water.


  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,

  • Gov’t continues China tilt as ties with the US slide on ‘interference’ in Kingdom’s internal affairs

    CHINA has granted some $131 million in aid to the Cambodian military. It comes as yet another sign that the Kingdom is strengthening strategic ties with its Asian neighbour to counter increasingly cold relations with the United States. The aid was announced as part of a