Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 29 Jan 2010




Police Blotter: 29 Jan 2010

Police Blotter: 29 Jan 2010

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF ARSONIST
A man set fire to his house in Kampong Speu’s Samroang Tong district on Wednesday because he was angry that his wife wasn’t attractive, police said. The wife said her husband blamed her for not being as cute as his new girlfriend before setting his house ablaze. Neighbours rushed in to put out the flames and managed to save the house. The man fled the scene but was apprehended soon after and sent to a local human rights NGO.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN KILLED BABY OVER RICE, POLICE REPORT
A 20-year-old man stands accused of killing his year-old nephew in Battambang on Tuesday because he was angry that the victim’s mother would not cook rice for him. The mother said she left her son in a crib while she sold cakes in front of her house and returned to find him in the bathroom. He was not breathing. She complained to police about her brother, claiming he was angry at her for not cooking for him. Police arrested the man and sent him to court.
DEUM AMPIL

POLICE OFFICER HANGS HIMSELF
A police officer hanged himself in his home in Srah Chork commune in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Wednesday. Police said the man was taken to hospital immediately after the house servant found him hanging in an upstairs room. He was pronounced dead on arrival. Police said the reason for the suicide was unknown, but his father noted that his son had been “out of control”.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

CARELESS COOKERY DESTROYS HOUSE
A fire gutted one home and threatened others in Siem Reap province’s Soth Nikum district on Wednesday after a woman left her rice cooking while she visited the market. The woman said she returned from the market to find her house destroyed. Neighbours stopped the blaze before it spread to other homes. The woman said the fire was started because of her carelessness. Police said no one was injured and urged residents to take extra precautions before leaving their homes.
DEUM AMPIL

MAN ACCUSED OF REPEATED RAPE
Police have arrested a man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl while she was home alone in Pursat province’s Bakan district on Wednesday. The victim’s mother claims to have returned from a field to find her daughter being raped by a 20-year-old man. The two women fought and overtook the man before turning him over to local police. Police said the man had assaulted the girl before.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MOST VIEWED

  • Would you like fries with that? US burger chain makes Phnom Penh debut

    California-based The Habit Burger Grill restaurant chain is all set to serve up a delicious array of charbroiled burgers and sides at its newest international location in the centre of Phnom Penh. The Habit is “renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame,

  • Woman seeks answers after arrest of American partner

    Filipina Lalaine de Guzman, 48, is demanding answers for the detention of her American partner by Cambodian immigration officers after he was arrested at their home almost 90 days ago. She said without an arrest warrant or proffering any criminal charges, Stephen Sidney Greatsinger, 56, is being detained

  • ‘No chance Cambodia booted out of ASEAN’

    A group of former and current Cambodian diplomats on Tuesday fired back at retired Singaporean diplomat Bihalari Kausikan after he proposed that ASEAN dismiss Cambodia and Laos from the bloc. In an open letter, the Cambodian diplomats said Kausikan’s remarks were made from a

  • Phnom Penh underpass opens to ease traffic

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced a temporary opening of the 488m underpass at the Chaom Chao roundabout in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district, which was recently completed to connect traffic from National Road 4 to Russian Federation Blvd. The move is to reduce

  • Banteay Meanchey flood victims receive aid

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday provided aid to more than 10,000 families affected by flooding in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district and offered his condolences to the 18 victims who drowned in the province over the past week. He said flooding had occured in

  • PM urges caution as Polish man tests positive for Covid

    The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported that a 47-year-old Polish man tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Cambodia on Monday. There are a total of six Covid-19 patients currently in the country, all of whom are being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital