No Warrant For Officer in Murder Case

A Ministry of Interior officer who witnesses say gunned down a karaoke waitress who refused his sexual advances is still at large and the Municipal Court has not issued a warrant for his arrest, police said Thurs­day.

Sin Kimsan, an officer in the  Economic Police, disappeared shortly after the Feb 2 death of Cheng Srey Pao, 19, according to Phnom Penh’s penal police chief, Khuon Sophon.

The penal police requested an arrest warrant for Sin Kimsan two days after the shooting. But Kho­an Sophoan said that the police have not received the warrant.

Court officials could not be reached by telephone Thursday.

Cheng Srey Pao was working at Mondial Karaoke Club when Sin Kimsan propositioned her. She refused, and Sin Kimsan allegedly pulled out his gun and shot her through the forehead.

The shooting prompted police to close down all the karaoke clubs on Street 154 in the central part of the capital.




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