Two more arrested over murder

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Police apprehend two over the shooting of a Chinese national in Sihanoukville. Huy Bunleng

Preah Sihanouk provincial police on Friday arrested two more Chinese nationals over the fatal shooting of their countryman in Sihanoukville on October 6.

Brigadier General Kol Phally, provincial deputy police chief, yesterday said that police arrested the duo in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune.

“After days of investigation, we managed to arrest two Chinese suspects in connection with the fatal shooting,” he said without naming the suspects or the victim. “We will send them to the provincial court tomorrow for further action.”

Brig Gen Phally noted that the shooting occurred at about 8.30am on October 6 in Sihanoukville’s Bei commune and police immediately arrested two Chinese suspects.

He said the suspects shot the victim and threw the body from their vehicle in the commune before driving off from the scene.

Colonel Phul Phorsda, Sihanoukville police chief, yesterday confirmed that city police cooperated with provincial police to arrest the two Chinese suspects on Friday and said Provincial Governor Kuoch Chamroeun had rewarded the officers over the arrests.

“The Preah Sihanouk provincial governor provided about $2,440 to the police officers as a form of encouragement,” he said.

Earlier this month, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court charged a 29-year-old Chinese national over the gruesome killing of a countryman during a robbery in Sihanoukville on September 30.

Deputy prosecutor Huot Vichet had identified the accused as Zhou Ya Yun and noted that he was charged with murder accompanied by torture and cruelty under article 205 of the Criminal Code.

He identified the victim as Wu Cheng Hui, 24, a Chinese national who ran a money exchange business in the city and whose body was dismembered after the murder.

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