Police Blotter: 29 May 2009

Police Blotter: 29 May 2009

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Ngaet Nob, 31, from Kandal province, was shot and killed Tuesday in his rented house in Samraong Kachaoch village, Russei Lork commune, Chikraeng district, Siem Reap province. Police said who shot him and why remains unknown but that no property was taken and robbery did not seem to be a motive for the killing. Villagers said he had lived in the area for only about three months and never experienced any problems with his neighbours.

Woman arrested for moto taxi theft

Heng Channath, 27, was arrested by police on suspicion of robbing 32-year-old motorbike taxi driver Sorn Chantha on Monday night along National Road 5 in Por Mungkul village, Prek Tataen commune, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal province. Police suspect that the woman, from Kruos village in Ponhea Leu district, and her husband, who managed to evade arrest, hired the driver to take them from Phnom Penh to their home and then robbed him when they arrived.

Taiwanese man takes too many drugs

A Taiwanese man was taken to Calmette Hospital Tuesday after collapsing in a park in Chaktomuk commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. Hospital officials said the man, identified as Lee Fuy Van, 41, had suffered an overdose of illegal drugs, but that they expected him to recover. He entered Cambodia in January 2008, officials said, citing information in his passport.


A driver for the Kin Tay garment factory on National Road 2 in Phnom Penh, was electrocuted Tuesday after touching a frayed electrical cable. The driver,  which police identified as Phal Vandeth, 19, from Kandal Stung district in Kandal province, died on arrival at Calmette Hospital.


A 49-year-old Malaysian man died Tuesday at NagaWorld Casino. The deceased, identified as Lee Chooteong, worked for a company that recruits Cambodian labourers for foreign countries. Police examined the body and said they suspect the man died of a heart attack while sitting at one of the gaming tables.


  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • 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

  • Bun Heang mocks US, threatens its citizens in scathing open letter

    After being hit with sanctions from the US Department of Treasury, Cambodian General Hing Bun Heang said he would retaliate against any US national who does not respect his country’s sovereignty, has ambitions to invade Cambodia or incites “traitors” in the Kingdom to do

  • 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,