Female Student Killed in Range Rover Hit and Run in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (VIDEO)

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Re: Female Student Killed in Range Rover Hit and Run in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (VIDEO)

Post by RickyBobby » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:47 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:22 pm
I doubt kids who are blind drunk, underage, and racing who then runs over grandma on the way to Sunday dinner in front of all the townsfolk gets released ‘scot free’ in the West.

At least not in little town, Texas. Tried as an adult, maybe, for starters.

As to the posters saying that that it was just a dumb mistake and that spoiled rich girl shouldn’t have to suffer her entire life over it, well ... does the university girl get her life back, too?

One problem I don’t like about justice in the West, there is a lack of justice. All about hand wringing for the plight of the criminals. As for the victims, the snowflakes keep telling us they they are already dead, so no need to waste their breath on it,

Does anyone think spoiled rich girl is doing hard time in Prey Sar? Nope. She’ll be at the rich VIPs prison. No gang rapes, no eating moldy worm filled rice, no overcrowded cells. Not for her.
The answers will be divided between the two trains of thought on Justice.

Punitive vs: Rehabilitative.
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Re: Female Student Killed in Range Rover Hit and Run in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (VIDEO)

Post by Big'n » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 am

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RickyBobby wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:47 am
newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:22 pm
I doubt kids who are blind drunk, underage, and racing who then runs over grandma on the way to Sunday dinner in front of all the townsfolk gets released ‘scot free’ in the West.

At least not in little town, Texas. Tried as an adult, maybe, for starters.

As to the posters saying that that it was just a dumb mistake and that spoiled rich girl shouldn’t have to suffer her entire life over it, well ... does the university girl get her life back, too?

One problem I don’t like about justice in the West, there is a lack of justice. All about hand wringing for the plight of the criminals. As for the victims, the snowflakes keep telling us they they are already dead, so no need to waste their breath on it,

Does anyone think spoiled rich girl is doing hard time in Prey Sar? Nope. She’ll be at the rich VIPs prison. No gang rapes, no eating moldy worm filled rice, no overcrowded cells. Not for her.
The answers will be divided between the two trains of thought on Justice.

Punitive vs: Rehabilitative.
:voilent1:

What about the victim's mother and father?

The justice needed is for them as much as it is for the poor girl who was slaughtered!

Its stuff like this that gets buried in people's minds and ends up being fodder for REVENGE and Revolution!

History is full of stupid rich running roughshod over the poor until the poor have had enough!
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Re: Female Student Killed in Range Rover Hit and Run in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (VIDEO)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:28 pm

Loss of Life as Traffic Deaths Mount Prompts Renewed Debate Over Safety, Access to Justice
Traffic accidents cost Cambodia $350 million a year, according to officials.
20 April 2019
Phat Pov had a dream.

Growing up in an impoverished village northeast of Phnom Penh in the 1980s, her education did not last long. When making a family with her husband Dum Vuth, Pov was committed to making sure all her four children could be successful.

“I really, really wanted to [study],” Pov, 50, told VOA Khmer at her home in Kandal province. “I told my children to study hard because I do not have anything to inherit to them, but [access to] education.”

They all listened and followed with her dream, including the third child, Rida.

Born in 1996, Rida was an obedient daughter and hard-working student, who worked tirelessly despite her modest background to be an academic success, according to Pov.

Rida won an award for her Khmer language work in high school and won a scholarship at one of the priciest private universities in Phnom Penh.

She was due to graduate with a bachelor degree in political sciences in July. But a tragic event in the early afternoon of March 26 changed everything.

Pov was busy – as usual – preparing pumpkins for sale at her home in Prek Tamak when she received a call from Rida’s landlord in Phnom Penh: Rida was involved in a serious traffic accident.

Rida was driving slowly on her Honda Cub motorbike when she reached a crossroads in the busy Tuol Kork district of Phnom Penh – not far from her university – and was hit by a speeding SUV.

Rida died at the scene.

Rida was among 513 people killed in traffic accidents in the first quarter of this year, according to Interior Ministry figures, which recorded 1,761 casualties in the traffic accidents across the country last year. Accidents cost Cambodia $350 million a year, officials say.

Kong Ratanak, acting director of Cambodia’s Institute for Road Safety, said Cambodia may not be able to meet the United Nations’ goal – set in 2011 -- to halve traffic casualties by 2020.

“We always urge to the public for more attention, spotlighting the problem and more discussions of the issues ... as it seems likely that the public and the media appear to take it [road safety] for granted,” he said.

But, he adds, it is an uphill battle.

For families losing members in traffic accidents, the losses cost them more than the figures tell, Ratanak said.

At school, a teacher who saw Rida’s academic promise during her secondary school years said she remembered her former student as curious, savvy and a near-perfect student.

“She had a very good personality,” said Lay Sovanny, Rida’s former Khmer language teacher.

“That is what I can remember about her; a girl from a poor family, but very diligent, perseverant, and humble. She asked lots of questions that made me very happy to answer,” Sovanny told VOA Khmer by phone.

“I was so shocked and feel very sympathetic to her and the family. We lost a great human resource for the future. I feel such sorrow.”

https://www.voacambodia.com/a/loss-of-l ... 83315.html
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Re: Female Student Killed in Range Rover Hit and Run in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (VIDEO)

Post by Yerg » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:39 pm

Any update on when the driver may appear in court? She had bail application denied a week or so ago.
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