Top Siem Reap Agr. Official in alleged fishing/shooting incident.

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Top Siem Reap Agr. Official in alleged fishing/shooting incident.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:14 pm

Top provincial ag official implicated in gunplay in Siem Reap
Tue, 25 April 2017
Local police and members of a tourism community in Siem Reap province have accused an agricultural department officer of being involved in a holiday excursion on the Tonle Sap lake during which an unknown member of his group fired a gun seven times in the air in anger.

An April 18 police report from the province’s Chreav commune police accuses Team Kimsoth, head of Siem Reap’s provincial agriculture department, of being part of a group of 20 people on a trip to the Tonle Sap lake during the recently concluded Khmer New Year holiday.

According to the report, the group, carrying bottles of whiskey and nets, stopped at a small island in the lake and started fishing. When a representative of the local tourism community asked them to stop, an argument broke out.

On the way back from the island, one of the boaters allegedly shot seven bullets in the air. Police, who found six empty bullet casings in the boat, said they are on the lookout for the man who did the shooting and have called Kimsoth – the senior-most official on the trip – in for questioning.

Reached yesterday, Kimsoth denied having any involvement with the shooting...
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/t ... -siem-reap
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