Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 4 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 4 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 4 Mar 2010

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

A 31-year-old man set his own house on fire because he was angry that his mother refused to let him marry the woman of his dreams, police in Kampot province said. Police said the man was in love with a woman in his village and wanted his mother to arrange a wedding party, but the mother said she didn’t have enough money to throw a large bash. The man set the house on fire, and neighbours had to rush to extinguish the blaze. The mother told investigators her son had demanded US$1,000 for the wedding party.

A gold vendor in Preah Vihear town is down one golden necklace after he fell victim to a customer’s sleight of hand. The vendor complained that he allowed a customer to handle a US$500-necklace. But while she wasn’t looking, the customer managed to switch the jewellery for a fake necklace. The vendor noticed the fake necklace after a while, but by then, the customer was long gone.

A 26-year-old charcoal seller has died after he fell asleep in a hammock in the capital’s Dangkor district Tuesday. The man’s family said he went to sleep after selling charcoal in the market. Family members began to wonder why the man was sleeping for so long after he failed to awake. But when they went to check on him, they understood: He was dead. Police are speculating that the man had an accident. A local doctor reported that the man had a heart attack three years ago. The family said they are so poor.

A 45-year-old man in Battambang province has been arrested after he allegedly struck both his mother-in-law and father-in-law with an axe. Police said the man first attacked his father-in-law, seriously injuring him, but that his wife did not complain. But the woman apparently had enough when the man struck his mother-in-law, sending her to hospital, police said.

One man has been arrested and police in Pursat province are on the lookout for another after a 17-year-old woman said she was the victim of an attempted rape. It happened Monday in Pursat town, as the woman accompanied the suspect to watch a movie. The man allegedly tried to rape her on the way, but neighbours rushed to her aid when she screamed for help. The victim said there were actually two men involved, but that one escaped. However, the woman appeared to be afraid to talk to police because the escapee allegedly threatened to kill her.


  • Kingdom's Covid cluster cases jump to 194

    The Ministry of Health on February 25 confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19, with 58 linked to the February 20 community transmission. The latest cluster cases include nine Vietnamese nationals, five Cambodians, one each from Korea, Singapore and Japan, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total number

  • Locations shut, dozens more Covid-19 positive

    The Ministry of Health has closed 23 locations in connection with the February 20 community transmission of Covid-19 and summoned for testing anyone who had direct contact with affected people and places. The number of discovered related infections has risen to 76, including 39 women. In a press release,

  • Cambodia's Covid cluster cases rise to 137

    The Ministry of Health on February 24 recorded 40 more cases of Covid-19, with 38 linked to the February 20 community transmission. Of the 40, two are imported cases involving Chinese passengers. The 38 include two Vietnamese nationals and one Cambodian, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total cases

  • Covid cluster raises alarm, health bodies urge vigilance

    The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia have expressed great concern over the February 20 cluster transmission of Covid-19 in the community. Both entities appealed for vigilance and cooperation in curbing further spread of the virus. Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said

  • PM confirms third Covid-19 community transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 20 announced the Kingdom's third outbreak of Covid-19 community transmission after 32 people tested positive in just over 10 hours. Addressing the public from his residence after an emergency meeting, Hun Sen said: "I dub it February 20 Community Event, in which 32 cases

  • Cambodia to make auto-rickshaws

    Locally-assembled electric auto-rickshaws could hit the Cambodian market as soon as early in May after the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) gave the greenlight to an investment project at the weekend. According to a CDC press release, it will issue a final registration