Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 8 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 8 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 8 Jun 2010


A 35-year-old man in Battambang town was arrested Saturday after he allegedly swiped a villager’s cow and then tried to sell it to another person. The cow’s owner said that she often kept her cow near a field by itself, leaving it alone to chow down on grass while she ventured to the market. But when she returned after her regular shopping trip Saturday, she was shocked to find that her cow had mysteriously vanished. Police later caught the suspect allegedly trying to sell the cow to someone else in the same village. Police have sent the suspect to court and returned the cow to its rightful owner.

A man in Kandal province has been accused of shooting another man in the leg, apparently because the victim was “very rude”, police said. The incident reportedly happened on Sunday, when the victim was walking across a bridge and encountered three suspects. One suspect told police that he politely asked the victim to walk in an orderly manner on the sidewalk. But the victim refused and cursed the suspect. “He was very rude,” the suspect told police. So he decided to shoot him in the leg, police say. Police have sent the three suspects to court and the victim to hospital.

A 35-year-old traffic policeman was injured Friday when a motorist slammed into him in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. Police said the officer was standing on the pavement preparing to fine motorists caught flouting traffic regulations when a 20-year-old man – who was not wearing a helmet – came zooming along and crashed into him.The helmet-less driver said he didn’t mean to hurt the officer, but that he could not control his vehicle after the officer stepped into the road to stop him. The motorist agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to the officer as compensation.

Police in Kampong Thom province have arrested a man accused of raping a 21-year-old woman. The victim’s mother reported that she and her daughter had been out looking for firewood Sunday. They encountered a man who began fighting with the victim’s mother, then dragged the victim off deeper into the forest, where he allegedly assaulted her. The victim’s mother complained, sparking a police investigation that resulted in the arrest of the suspect. The suspect has now been sent to court for possible legal action.


  • Municipal hall releases map detailing colour coded Covid risks by commune

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng released an official map detailing the red, yellow and dark yellow zones within the city under the new lockdown orders for Phnom Penh announced on April 26. The designation of red, dark yellow and yellow corresponds to areas with high,

  • 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

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a

  • 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

  • Tottenham Hotspur to wear ISF Cambodia logo on jerseys in match against Sheffield United

    Last year, the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) – an NGO providing education to underprivileged children in Cambodia – made global headlines with its “socially distanced” football initiative. This year, a world-class football club – Tottenham Hotspur FC – will wear special edition jerseys to show their support for ISF