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.
'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.
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.
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.
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”.