A Korean national was taken to Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning about his alleged attempt to assault his former employer with a knife.
According to the police report, over a month ago Youn Tackyoun was accused by the chairman of the company he worked for of embezzling funds, and was fired.
On Monday, Oct.9, Mr Youn asked Kim Dong Kyu, chairman of company, for reinstatement but was refused – whereupon he threatened to kill Mr Kim.
Mr Youn armed himself with a knife and proceeded to Mr Kim’s house in Chbar Ampov district. He found the house locked and apparently empty. Suspecting Mr Kim to be inside the house he then broke in and searched the place.
Angered at not finding his intended victim, he threw the knife into an empty room and left the house.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, Mr Kim’s wife brought the suspect to the police station and raised charges against him.