Locals Fed Up with Police Turning a Blind Eye to Cockfights

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 39143
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 2243
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Locals Fed Up with Police Turning a Blind Eye to Cockfights

Post by CEOCambodiaNews »

Image
Cambodia Breaking News, (Prey Veng): On the afternoon of February 23, 2020, local people reported seeing a group of cock-fight addicts arriving on motorbikes, carrying chicken baskets into the cockfight pit located in the rear of Prum Sokha's villa in the village of Prasat Khnach Phnom commune, Ba Phnom district, Prey Veng province, for a day of gambling on cockfights. Mr. Sokha's father is Prey Veng provincial police commissioner.
Image
The neighbors have strongly criticized Colonel Mom Sarom, the police chief of Ba Phnom district, for his inability to crack down on local gambling and cockfights, which they say are more and more numerous. The afficionados make no secret of what they are doing, and all day long during the cockfights they are shouting and yelling so loudly that everyone in the village can hear them.
Image
Image
This leaves the local people wondering why the cops don't crack down, and they have asked Brigadier General of Police in Prey Veng to take action.As a result of this complaint, Brigadier General Pao Chivy, deputy commissioner of crime for the Prey Veng provincial police commission, told the press that he has ordered a police inspector of Ba Phnom district to crack down.

All types of gambling are illegal for Cambodian nationals, and the police often raid village women's card games and slot machine arcades that attract teenagers, so it is not surprizing that ordinary people are upset that this cockfighting is going on openly without police intervention.
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
fazur
Expatriate
Posts: 994
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:03 am
Reputation: 358
Norway

Re: Locals Fed Up with Police Turning a Blind Eye to Cockfights

Post by fazur »

wait, noise offends local people? weddings? funerals?
User avatar
Kammekor
Expatriate
Posts: 2967
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:50 pm
Reputation: 1111
Cambodia

Re: Locals Fed Up with Police Turning a Blind Eye to Cockfights

Post by Kammekor »

fazur wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:55 am wait, noise offends local people? weddings? funerals?
Are you sure weddings and funerals offend the locals? Maybe it's just you?
User avatar
timmydownawell
Expatriate
Posts: 2591
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:50 pm
Reputation: 726
Location: Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Re: Locals Fed Up with Police Turning a Blind Eye to Cockfights

Post by timmydownawell »

"All types of gambling are illegal for Cambodian nationals"

Tell that to the kids who gamble on that game where they kick flip flops around. And, um, what about scratch & win cards?
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
User avatar
fazur
Expatriate
Posts: 994
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:03 am
Reputation: 358
Norway

Re: Locals Fed Up with Police Turning a Blind Eye to Cockfights

Post by fazur »

Kammekor wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:03 pm
fazur wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:55 am wait, noise offends local people? weddings? funerals?
Are you sure weddings and funerals offend the locals? Maybe it's just you?
its a question not statement. hence this : ?

asking IF the noise bugs them not saying it does
User avatar
Kammekor
Expatriate
Posts: 2967
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:50 pm
Reputation: 1111
Cambodia

Re: Locals Fed Up with Police Turning a Blind Eye to Cockfights

Post by Kammekor »

fazur wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:38 pm
Kammekor wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:03 pm
fazur wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:55 am wait, noise offends local people? weddings? funerals?
Are you sure weddings and funerals offend the locals? Maybe it's just you?
its a question not statement. hence this : ?

asking IF the noise bugs them not saying it does
My answer would be 'mostly not'.
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 3950
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2323
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: Locals Fed Up with Police Turning a Blind Eye to Cockfights

Post by SternAAlbifrons »

Kick-back by the collective citizenry directed at the district police chief.
A good sign.

Possibly has little to do with the actual cock fighting.
As previous posts have pointed out, gambling and noisy gatherings do not usually attract communal finger-pointing and people speaking out like this. The colonel is probably unpopular for other reasons.

They do look like tawdry "cock fighting addicts", as the report charmingly describes them.
It appears to be a very low-rent operation.
The only cock fight i went to - the local Saturday afternoon card in a quiet part of Bali - had two thousand over-exited guys of all ages and stations dressed up in their Sunday best.
User avatar
cptrelentless
Expatriate
Posts: 3013
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:49 am
Reputation: 548
Location: Sihanoukville
Korea North

Re: Locals Fed Up with Police Turning a Blind Eye to Cockfights

Post by cptrelentless »

Those aren't prize winning birds, anyhow. My neighbour is a cock-fighting addict, so I'm becoming quite the expert.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post