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Drunken wedding argument leads to arrest of farmer

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
The suspect as Long Kim, 50-year-old, a farmer. Koh Santepheap

A farmer in Takeo province was jailed today after he allegedly assaulted a commune clerk at a wedding party who he accused of being corrupt.

Major Ven Sokhon, deputy chief of Samrong district police, identified the suspect as 50-year-old Long Kim, a farmer who lived in the district’s Sing commune.

Maj Sokhon identified the commune clerk as 39-year-old Sok Saroeun, who works for Boeung Kranh Khang Tboung commune and lives in Ta Sar village.

Maj Sokhon said that according to police investigation, on April 25, Mr Kim approached Mr Saroeun at the Boeung Kranh Khang Tbong commune office to have his land title attested.

He said Mr Saroeun refused to do so without receiving a bribe from Mr Kim, who did not have the money to have his document processed.

Mr Kim and Mr Saroeun then started arguing at the commune office. Moments later, Mr Kim left the commune office.

Full story in Tuesday’s paper

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