Police Blotter: 4 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 4 Jan 2012

•Killed trying to feed ducks
A 27-year-old man was killed by an unknown gunman on Monday in Kampong Cham province’s O’Raing Ov district. According to eyewitnesses, the victim was shot in the chest while feeding his ducks and died instantly. The assailant fled immediately after. Police said the incident was likely motivated by spite and are remaining on the lookout for the shooter.
Koh Santepheap

•Sausage vendor robbed after sauce bottle attack
A young vendor was assaulted and robbed of 180,000 riel on Monday in the capital’s Chamkarmorn district.  The victim, 22, said the two thieves stopped him on the pretext of buying sausages. They then grabbed his waist pouch and hit his head with a bottle of sauce when he refused to let go, to the point of his being badly bloodied. The victim has since been hospitalised.
Rasmei Kampuchea

•Man sets own brother ablaze during fight
A 25-year-old man suffered severe burns on Monday when his older brother, 30, threw a bottle of petroleum at him, during an argument in Ou Chrov province’s Banteay Meanchey district. The victim, who was smoking at the time, sustained burns to his whole body, while his brother fled the scene.Neighbours said the siblings quarreled on a nearly daily basis.
Rasmei Kampuchea

•Karaoke bride shot by husband in jealous rage
A jealous husband fired five shots at his 26-year-old wife on Monday in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Khsan district, hitting her once and putting her in hospital. Eyewitnesses said the victim worked at a karaoke lounge in the evenings and her husband shot her out of suspicions that she was having an affair. Police are on the lookout for the husband, who fled after the shooting.
Kampuchea Thmei

•Drunken late-night visit fulfills long vendetta
Two men were apprehended on Monday for assaulting a 23-year-old while drunk in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Eyewitnesses said the two men, 20 and 21, arrived at the victim’s house drunk and knocked on his door repeatedly, then punched and beat him with a belt when he came out. The victim sustained serious head wounds as a result. According to the suspects, they were fulfilling a long-held vendetta against the victim. They are now in jail awaiting trial.
Nokor Wat 


  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release