Murder suspected revenge for fishing reports

The Cambodia Daily
4 February 2014

Suon Chan, 44, who worked for the little-known and infrequently published Meakea newspaper, died from his injuries after he was attacked by two men with bamboo poles on Friday night in Kompong Chhnang province’s Cholkiri district, his employer said Monday.

Sieng Seng, who published Meakea infrequently, said that Suon Chan was likely the target of the attack following stories on illegal fishing in the area.

Prak Vuthy, deputy provincial police chief, on Monday said police were still investigating the case and the possible motive for the attack.

“Penal police are working to find the suspects,” he said.

Read more