Police Blotter: 30 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 30 Jul 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

TEENAGER JAILED IN MOLESTATION CASE
A teenage boy was jailed after molesting a 4-year-old girl on July 23 at around 7pm in Kratie's Snuol district, police said. They identifed the boy as a 16-year-old from Svay Chreas commune. The mother of the victim told police that the boy was invited to accompany her daughter to watch TV at a neighbour's nearby home, and that he raped her on a pile of hay. He admitted his guilt upon his arrest, police said.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MONK DEFROCKED FOR PLANNED THEFT
A monk at a pagoda in Meanchey district has been defrocked after he was found guilty of having been involved in a group that was planning to steal two computers from the monastery. The monk, identified as Chan Thy, 20, has been sent to the Stung Meanchey commune police station for further questioning.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

IN-LAW HACKED TO DEATH OVER HOUSE
An intoxicated man was hacked to death with a cleaver Monday by his brother-in-law over a property dispute in Daun Penh district's Phsar Kandal I commune. Police identified the victim as Kuy Sary, 29, and the killer as Kuy Sareth, nicknamed Huout, 37. Sok Vichea, the wife of the deceased man, told police that her husband had wanted to sell a house left to him by his late father, but that his brother-in-law always visited the house and wanted to share the money resulting from any sale. The suspect remains at large.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

HOTELIER, PAKISTANI JAILED OVER DRUGS
l Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday sentenced the owner of Holiday Hotel and a Pakistani man to 20 years in jail for drug trafficking and ordered them each to pay a fine of US$1,000. Victor Chau, 55, the hotelier, and Sahan Aman Khan, 50, were arrested at the hotel in Daun Penh district's Srah Chak commune.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

'RUDE' CUSTOMER BEATEN BY GANG
Five men were sent to Kampong Cham provincial court Monday after they allegedly vandalised a restaurant and injured its owner and a customer who declined to engage in a toast with them. The incident happened on July 24 at Golden Triangle restaurant in Kampong Cham's Ponhea Krek district. Thong Chong, 22, a customer, sustained serious injuries in the head and neck after being beaten with a glass by one of the perpetrators, Sem Krem. Police said the restaurant owner, whose named was not revealed, was beaten by the gang with a chair when he tried to intervene.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

    Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism. The three distinguished monks were promoted on Thursday morning at Botum Vatey pagoda in Phnom Penh, at a

  • Facing possible sanctions, PM criticises Washington’s rights record

    While United States congressmen are discussing the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could impose more sanctions against Cambodia’s government, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday counterattacked by questioning the respect of human rights and democracy under the US-backed Lon Nol regime, and