Man confesses to cooking and eating HE nephew's peacock.

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Man confesses to cooking and eating HE nephew's peacock.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:38 pm

Local shoots peacock thought to be Hun To’s
Tue, 17 January 2017
Mech Dara

A 65-year-old man has been detained after killing and eating an escaped peacock believed to belong to Prime Minister HE’s nephew Hun To.

Fearing repercussions after news of the bird’s fate spread, the man confessed to police yesterday that he had poached one of four peacocks that landed on the roof of his Stung Meanchey home.

“He came to confess that he had shot and killed one of the peacocks,” Stung Meanchey commune police chief Mao Savoeun said yesterday.

“He ate the peacock last night at about 6pm. He had used a slingshot to shoot the peacock before cooking it. He came to confess because he learned authorities would take action.”

According to Savoeun, the man will be “fined and educated” as he had been warned beforehand by local authorities not to kill the birds, which appeared in his neighbourhood over the weekend.

Municipal agriculture department director Sieng Borin said the man would be released from custody after signing an agreement not to kill peacocks again. The remaining three birds had been taken by an animal conservation group, he said...
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/l ... be-hun-tos
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