Subscribe Search

Search form

Police Blotter: 9 Nov 2010

Police Blotter: 9 Nov 2010

Woman beaten up by jealous ex-husband
A woman was beaten up by her ex-husband after returning from Thailand to visit relatives on Saturday. Police said the couple divorced a year ago, and that the woman had since remarried in Thailand. She returned with her new husband to visit her relatives in Poipet City, and the ex became enraged when he spotted them walking together. He then proceeded to beat her up. Police detained the ex-husband, who said the rage came from

Careful parker loses his motorbike anyway
A 60-year-old man filed a complaint with police after his motorbike went missing in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district last week. He told police that he left the bike outside his house as he went for an afternoon nap. When he arose, the bike was gone. He said he was “very careful” when locking the bike up. A witness reported that an unknown man was standing in front of the victim’s house, but that he thought it was just a family member and did not warn the victim.

Drunken driver slams into bovines, kills three
 A drunken driver crashed into five cows and an electricity pole on Saturday, killing three bovines instantly. Police said the man had been drinking wine in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district before taking to the road. However, he shortly lost control, killing three cows and seriously injuring two more. The owner of one of the dead cows demanded US$1,000 in compensation, and offered the dead cow to the driver. However, the driver refused, and instead paid $450 and declined to take the cow’s corpse.

Mentally ill man denies treatment, hangs self
A 27-year-old man hanged himself at his house in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Saturday. The victim’s family said the man had suffered from mental illness since he was 8 years old, and that they had wanted him to go to hospital to receive treatment for his condition. However, the man refused and tried to complain to police, who wouldn’t accept the complaint because he was mentally ill. The family said he had attempted suicide many times, and police said that, on this occasion, the man “really hanged himself”.

Bike rider dies after running into back of car
A man died after driving his motorbike into the back of a car on Saturday. Police said the man was driving the moto in Siem Reap town, when he clipped the back bumper of the car and fell off, killing him instantly. The car driver escaped, but the victim’s mother declined to file a complaint because her son was driving “very fast and did not wear his helmet”.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which