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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by username » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:36 am

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Check point over Chroy Changvar this week. nabbed loads of bikes, no apparent reason
State visits, and if I recall correctly HE said a few days ago that the traffic in the capital was an embarrassment. Could be a way of cleaning the house for the visitors?
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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by John Bingham » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:48 am

There's been a big crackdown on driving offenses over the last few days, and many people are being a bit more careful about driving the wrong way down a street without a helmet. As for the Chinese Premier visiting I havn't noticed any more security on the streets than normal.
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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by pczz » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:30 am

John Bingham wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:48 am
There's been a big crackdown on driving offenses over the last few days, and many people are being a bit more careful about driving the wrong way down a street without a helmet. As for the Chinese Premier visiting I havn't noticed any more security on the streets than normal.
Except after dark! all the usual suspects last night. st 51, st63, st 136 and totally ignoring the lights on preah sihanouk :o
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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by Duncan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:35 am

Crossing the Sisowath road at street 110 , where they have installed lights is always a gamble with your life. Two days ago I thought I would take a video of the traffic coming towards me as I crossed, showing the traffic going through the red light..

For the first time ,,, every damn car and moto stopped. The next day [ yesterday ] the same thing happened and there were no cops about.
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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:32 pm

My bike was impounded yesterday... Driving the wrong way is three days, but no helmet (my offence) one day is what we were was told. They take the bike from the sangkat police station to the kahn, then you pick it up there. I didn't go as I tend to say stuff I shouldn't in such circumstances (I actually had this thread in mind at the time, so almost went off to the head cop about Sar Kheng and all that, but figured it would rightfully be a bad idea so better if I just shut my trap and left pronto). First time I've been stopped (or stopped on my own) in probably 6 years. They had about 8-10 guys in the trap. Two "spotters" on each side hiding (total of four), then another four in the middle to actually get you. I got past 5-6 of them (one of which did the "I'll hit you" spiel). I could have escaped on my way to the sangkat as I quickly grabbed my keys and then slowly drove to the sangkat police station, but figured we should go as I literally live a block away and they'd recognise me.

Wasn't bad though, fine for the initial offence is only 15 000r with official receipt and all. I went to the dentist as she handled it all. Weirdly enough, lying in that chair was a good way to cool down, even though I was totally in the wrong. She knew I shouldn't stay as I tend to say stuff I shouldn't under these circumstances.

It was annoying as we could have easily walked to the dentist, which is less than 100m away, but at the last minute I decided I wanted to stop by the atm first, which is three blocks away, so I took the bike. She wore her helmet, but I said I didn't need mine as we weren't going far. This was in a small side road by the riverside where the cops never stop anyone. It was totally unexpected, so they caught a lot of people by surprise... I kind of feel bad now as they took a picture of her at the kahn.
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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by Jasper » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:11 pm

Kammekor wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Jasper wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Kammekor wrote:
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Seems that the police in Kampot didn’t get the memo.

They’re just putting the barriers up now ready for their favourite rush-hour stop at the old bridge.

Ker-ching!
Yesterday the cow was relieved of its milk here (Ban Lung) as well at their usual spot at the new Tai Seng market.

Must be some communication error, I am sure it will be resolved quickly.

:popcorn:

The big boss man probably made the basic error of sending it to the lower ranks by email.
Well, since the staff of (the internet department) his security network probably read here as well I am sure the police will be packing their bags when i am ready to go home in an hour.
They must have run out of teabags already.

They’re back again today!
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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by Kammekor » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:19 pm

Yes, this morning the local policemen were back here as well. Here they don't take the bike though, and no helmet is 10k.
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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by Jasper » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:22 pm

It’s very odd how they’ve been more prolific since the ‘ban’ instructions came into force! :P
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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:26 pm

There are a lot of police out because of the delegation in town. This includes traffic cops to stop the traffic for the motorcades.

It will be interesting to see how long this keeps up after everyone leaves and HE moves onto another pet peeve (read as whatever has annoyed him on the day), whatever that may be.
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Re: Police "check-points" suspended immediately

Post by chorlton » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:44 pm

FWIW ive seen no cops/roadblocks in & around SR all week but im never out between 8-10am which is/was their popular time to hunt
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