Brigadier charged for murder threat

Source : Khmer Times

Brig Gen Sor Heam.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged a Defense Ministry official with threatening to kill his neighbor during an argument over a land border.

Ly Sothy, an officer with the Interior Ministry’s penal police department, identified the accused as Brigadier General Sor Heam.

He has been temporarily detained at the Interior Ministry.

Mr Sothy said the accused was arrested on Friday, after a legal complaint from Un Veasna, 53, a villager and neighbor to the accused in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district.

Mr Veasna said that on the night of November 4, Brig Gen Heam kicked his front door open and fired two bullets into his house.

As he left after the incident, the accused fired more bullets over his head.

No one was injured.

Following the shooting, Mr Veasna filed a legal complaint against the officer, leading to his arrest last week.

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