Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 9 Oct 2009

Police Blotter: 9 Oct 2009

Police Blotter: 9 Oct 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Police say they didn’t step in when bar patrons allegedly beat on a group of karaoke parlour employees in Kandal province Tuesday because no officer dared to intervene at the establishment known for fighting and shootouts. The three karaoke girls were injured when one client, angry after falling off a sofa, started hitting the girls. Police say they feared the girls would be threatened if they filed a complaint against the men. The police, from Takhmao town, said their policy of dealing with violence at this particular karaoke bar is to wait by the fence outside the parlour.

Police say a man in Pursat province hanged himself Tuesday after his parents blamed him for the loss of 5kg of cable wires meant to be installed at a pagoda. The family had been in charge of constructing the Baksei Chamkrong pagoda in Pursat’s Phnom Kravanh district. Police said the 24-year-old man took the blame when the wires went missing. His body was found Wednesday.

The Appeal Court has affirmed a lower court decision sentencing a motorbike taxi driver to nine years in prison after he was convicted of dealing in prostitution in August. Phnom Penh resident Chheng Chhoeun had insisted he was just a regular motodop. However, a Phnom Penh court ruled the man lured three girls to live with him as house workers on promises of a US$100 salary. Instead, the girls were forced to have sex with other men for cash.

Police in Battambang province are blaming “the power of wine” after a man was seriously injured when his friend allegedly beat him with a wooden stick. It happened Tuesday in Battambang’s Sampov Loun district when one man asked his friend, the eventual victim, to take him home. The victim refused, however, saying he was busy watching boxing, before cursing the suspect’s mother. The suspect grew angry and beat the fan of televised pugilism with a stick.


  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. Speaking at the inauguration of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

  • PM asks India for vaccine help

    Prime Minister Hun Sen is seeking assistance from India for the provision of Covid-19 vaccines as the country has produced its own vaccine which is scheduled to be rolled out to more than 300 million Indians this year. The request was made during his meeting with

  • Local media loses a giant, and The Post a great friend

    Cheang Sokha, a gifted and streetwise reporter who rose to the highest ranks of Cambodian media and was beloved for his sharp intelligence, world-class humour and endless generosity, died on Friday in his hometown of Phnom Penh. He was 42. His wife, Sok Sophorn, said he