The Phnom Penh Post
Written by Lim Phalla
Tuesday, 02 June 2009
TRAFFIC POLICE NAB ‘RUDE' SOLDIER
A conflict between traffic police and a soldier broke out in Dangkzor district, Phnom Penh on Saturday. After an armed struggle, Sreang Theara, 31, a first lieutenant from the personnel department of the Ministry of Defence, was arrested and taken to a local police station. According to the police, the altercation was caused by Sreang Theara who did not respect the traffic law and acted in a rude manner towards the traffic police.
Robbers pistol whip 25-year-old
Five armed robbers seized three damlung of gold, $US300 and 7 million riels from jewelry sellers in Kantuot market, Kandal province on Sunday night. The robbers shot four times before they escaped.One victim, Lim Chhaypang, 25, suffered a blow to the head from a gun that fractured his skull.
Phone card thief caught red handed
One of two suspected thieves was arrested by the police for stealing phone cards on Friday afternoon. The thieves posed as customers before stealing a bucket of phone cards worth $1,000 and fleeing. After the store owner shouted for help, the police chased the thieves and arrested one of them about 20km away from the scene. The phone cards were found and were returned to the victim. The arrested thief was a 26-year-old-male, Pov Chumnith.
LONG-HAIRED PUPILS SHORN BY POLICE
On Tuesday morning the police in Battambang province called two seventh-grade students aged 15 and 16 at Netr Yang High School who were standing in front the police station to come in and cut their hair, which police said was too long. The police said they could not stand seeing students looking so bad. Teachers said they did not dare say anything to the students even though they also disapproved of their hair length because they were afraid they would be attacked by the students and that they might be forced to jump out of the classroom through the window.