Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 6 Apr 2010




Police Blotter: 6 Apr 2010

Police Blotter: 6 Apr 2010

POLICE

MUM STANDS BY SON IN FIGHT WITH SINGER
Police in Poipet town say a man and his mother have been arrested after he heckled a village troubadour for singing like “cow dung” before starting a fist fight with the hapless singer. It happened Saturday during a village party. While the singer sang, the man shouted out, ‘Crazy! You don’t sing well. You sing like cow dung!” After the song finished, he rushed towards the man and started fighting him. His mother had his back and joined in on the melee. Police said the fight was a rare event and criticised the man and his mother. If the singer doesn’t sing well, just stop listening, they advised. Police reported that the man was drunk.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

'GANGSTER' DANCE ENDS WITH ONE DEAD
One man is dead after a “gangster” dance-off in Kampong Cham descended into violence Friday. Police said the two rival groups of “gangsters” were busting loose on the dance floor during a village party. Everything was fine, until one of the men reportedly stepped on the foot of another man while they danced together. The ensuing argument became a brawl, with rocks and staves used as weapons until a man was killed. Two others were injured. Villagers said this kind of activity happens frequently during dance parties. Police have apprehended the suspected pugilists and shaved their heads.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

AFTER RAPE ATTEMPT, MAN DROWNS SELF
A 40-year-old man has killed himself after he allegedly attempted to rape his stepdaughter, police in Pursat province said. The woman told police that her stepfather tried to rape her after she was left home alone while her mother and sister went out. She said she shouted for help, so an elderly neighbour came and called police. The stepfather allegedly pushed the lady, injuring her, before cops found his body in a nearby lake.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

WATCH YOUR KIDS, COPS TELL PARENTS
A 9-year-old boy in Banteay Meanchey province has been seriously injured after he was struck by a car while crossing a main road. The boy is alive, but suffered a broken leg. “It must be difficult to walk,” a doctor surmised. Police have urged residents to not allow children to cross roads by themselves.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

DRUG PUSHERS ARE PUSHED OUT OF TOWN
A couple from Vietnam have been arrested and accused of dealing drugs in Svay Rieng province. Police said the couple came to the province illegally to traffic in narcotics. Neighbours reported being overjoyed at the arrests, saying that the couple’s actions made Cambodian youths “like crazy people”.
DEUM AMPIL

MOST VIEWED

  • Without shoes or a helmet, a young cyclist steals the show

    Pech Theara gripped the curved handlebars of his rusty old bike, planted his bare feet on its pedals and stormed as fast as he could towards the finish line. The odds were against him as the 13-year-old faced off against kids with nicer bikes at

  • Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway on schedule

    The construction of the more than $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway has not been delayed despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 26 per cent of the project completed and expected to finish in about two years, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • PM vows to protect Hun family

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to continue his fight against opposition politicians who he said intend to smash the Hun family. Without naming the politicians but apparently referring to former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Hun Sen said there

  • Cambodia lauded for fight against Covid-19

    Cambodia has drawn global accolades for its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a new report finding that the Kingdom has controlled the pandemic better than any other country in Asia. Dr Takeshi Kasai, director of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Western Pacific region,