Faulty wiring strikes yet again as help too late

Publication date 21 March 2018 | 12:01 | ICT

The race to fight a Kandal province fire was, unfortunately, chalked up as a loss when a blaze took out two houses and a car in Ang Snuol district on Monday. Villagers say they saw smoke coming out of one house before the flames erupted



  • Unwanted hotel guests booked in by the police

    Publication date 21 March 2018 | 12:01 | ICT

    It wasn't late-night room service, but a drug bust that had the halls of a Phnom Penh guesthouse buzzing on Monday night.

  • Language proves no barrier for theft victim

    Publication date 21 March 2018 | 16:42 | ICT

    By standers in the capital’s Daun Penh district didn’t have to know the Portuguese word for “thief” to know a tourist was being robbed on Monday night.

  • A wannabe wheeler dealer caught by cops

    Publication date 21 March 2018 | 16:42 | ICT

    It's apparently a buyer’s market in the world of stolen motorbikes, as evidenced by a man who was arrested for stealing one in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city and taking it all the way to Battambang to try selling it.

  • Faulty wiring blamed in beach town blaze

    Publication date 15 March 2018 | 07:51 | ICT

    Officers say another fire – this one responsible for burning two homes – was unintentional and was lit by some faulty wiring in Sihanoukville.

  • Lots of foul fowl lands transporters in stewpot

    Publication date 15 March 2018 | 07:52 | ICT

    It wasn’t poor seasoning that left a bad taste in authorities’ mouths, but rather a load of bad chicken meat they found and confiscated in Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district.

  • Pooch-poisoning punks on crime spree in Battambang

    Publication date 15 March 2018 | 07:53 | ICT

    The house pets were, unfortunately, the ones who suffered when thieves paid a visit to a home in Battambang province early on Wednesday.

  • The family business lands three in prison

    Publication date 15 March 2018 | 07:53 | ICT

    Family sticks with you through thick and thin, and apparently also moto thefts, as a Takeo province trio illustrated on Wednesday.

  • Two in capital arrested for running a numbers game

    Publication date 15 March 2018 | 07:54 | ICT

    Taking their inspiration from the Kingdom’s neighbour to the east, two women were arrested for organising a lottery in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Tuesday.

  • Driver takes his medicine after drugstore robbery

    Publication date 14 March 2018 | 11:26 | ICT

    A casino chauffeur in Preah Sihanouk province evidently didn’t have enough forms of transportation at his disposal and stole a motorbike from in front of a pharmacy on Monday.

  • Girl burns down house filling up petrol bottles

    Publication date 14 March 2018 | 11:27 | ICT

    It wasn’t, unfortunately, in a controlled environment where a 13-year-old got a harsh chemistry lesson about the power of flammable liquids in Svay Rieng province.