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



Police Blotter: 6 May 2010

Police Blotter: 6 May 2010

POLICE

MARRIAGE PRESSURE LEADS TO SUICIDE
A 19-year-old high school student in Pursat province’s Kravanh district killed herself on Monday by consuming “poisonous drugs”, police said, a move that those who knew her said had probably come in response to unrelenting pressure from her mother to find a husband. Relatives and neighbours said the student was angry with her mother, who had urged her daughter to wed and also accused her of being “strange”. On the day she committed suicide, she stayed in her room alone and ingested the drugs. Her mother found her and sent her to hospital, but efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

CATCH PROVES FATAL FOR POOR FISHERMAN
A 41-year-old resident of Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district died on Monday after consuming poisonous fish, police said. The wife of the victim said he had been particularly happy that day because he had caught a large number of fish, which he hoped would lift his family out of poverty. But the catch proved to be fatal, and the wife discovered her husband’s dead body after returning from selling some of the fish at the local market. No other poisoning casualties have been reported, police said.
DEUM AMPIL

FISHERMAN VICTIM OF HIS OWN EQUIPMENT
A 23-year-old fisherman in Sen Sok district died at the hands of his illegal fishing device on Monday, police said. The man had often used the device – which had an electric charge and was meant to be plunged into water to electrocute fish – with success, but on this particular occasion he fell in after it, suffering injuries that later killed him. Other fishermen, who were also making use of illegal fishing devices, turned them off when they saw the man fall in and tried to help him, but he did not reach the hospital in time.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

CAR-SEEKING COUPLE ROBBED IN TUOL KORK
A married couple from Pailin province who had travelled to the capital in the hope of buying a new car were robbed at gunpoint by four masked boys in Tuol Kork district on Tuesday and lost US$10,000. Police said the couple had been searching for a new car for a few days but had not found anything to their liking. They were robbed while standing in front of a market.
DEUM AMPIL

DRUG ADDICTION FUELS PHONE THEFT
Two alleged drug addicts have been sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on suspicion of stealing a “modern mobile phone” to support their habit, police said. The men have admitted their crime.
DEUM AMPIL

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • SBI LY HOUR Bank Launches Cross Border Money Transfer Service between Cambodia and Vietnam on RippleNet, utilizing DLT

    SBI LY HOUR Bank Plc and Hanoi-based Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) on Friday launched the first Cambodia-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency via RippleNet, provided by SBI Ripple Asia Co Ltd to provide safe, fast and convenient services. SBI LY HOUR

  • Cambodia ready to exit LDC status

    Cambodia is well-prepared to minimise economic risks when it graduates from its Least Developed Countries status, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce on May 7. Four LDCs – Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal – met at a virtual workshop last week to explore potential

  • Nine US franchises eye Cambodia debut

    Nine famous US franchising companies are looking for business opportunities and expansion into Cambodia to build a footstep for a strong foundation in Southeast Asia. The US embassy in Phnom Penh, in partnership with the US Foreign Commercial Service and with support from the American

  • Nearly 2,000 detained for Phnom Penh curfew breach

    Nearly 2,000 people were detained in the capital for violating the curfew imposed by the government and Phnom Penh Municipal Administration. Municipal police spokesman San Sokseyha told The Post on May 16 that people were detained in two phases. In phase one, the government locked down Phnom

  • Jab drive announced for two more Phnom Penh districts

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration on May 15 announced a first-dose novel-coronavirus vaccination campaign for Boeung Keng Kang and Sen Sok districts from May 18-31, and a follow-up second-shot drive from June 1-15. Twenty vaccination sites have been set up in a combined 13 communes across both