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(10-March-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Parents of alleged acid attackers to remain supervised The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a decision to maintain a supervision order on two suspects allegedly involved in a horrific acid attack on a pregnant woman and her daughter during a business dispute in Takeo province more than a year ago.

Nhe Deng, 63, and Seng Kimleng, 55, are alleged to have ordered their children Leakhena and Beng Meas to carry out the attack in November 2014. The siblings remain at large after fleeing to Vietnam.

(03-March-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Acid attackers’ parents want restrictions lifted Two suspects in an acid attack in Takeo province yesterday appealed to the Supreme Court to lift a court-mandated supervision order.

Nhe Deng, 63, and Seng Kimleng, 55, were accused of ordering their children Beng Leakhena and Beng Meas to douse a woman and her 2-year-old daughter with acid during a November 2014 business dispute.

(10-February-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district saw the first acid attack of 2016 on Monday night, with police currently hunting a husband accused of assaulting his wife with what is believed to be motorbike battery acid after a marital dispute.

According to victim Sum Sokny, 23, she and her husband Nget Phally, 27, had been in the process of getting a divorce. However, when Phally sought to end the proceedings, said district police chief Teng Sino, Sokny “did not agree, therefore an argument started, and he threw the acid and ran away”.

(10-February-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Man Douses Wife With Battery Acid in First Attack of Year Police in Phnom Penh are search­­­ing for a man who splashed his wife with battery acid in a fit of jealous rage on Monday night, causing her to suffer severe burns to the face and neck, police said on Tuesday.

(30-November-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

‘Old and Gentle’ Village Chief Doused in Latest Acid Attack A village chief in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district was doused with battery acid by two men on a motorbike on Friday morning, according to police.

(30-November-2015 / PPP)

Acid attack hospitalises local chief A local official was seriously injured in an acid attack in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Saturday, with those accused of carrying out the attack still at large, police said yesterday.

The chief of Russey Keo district police, Colonel Teang Chansam, said that 67-year-old Nhim Sophath, who has been chief of Boeung Salang village since 1985, was attacked while he was exercising in front of his house early on Saturday morning. According to Chansam, reports from the victim and his wife indicate that the perpetrators were two unidentified young men who drove by on a motorcycle.

(01-October-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Women at Large After Alleged Acid Attack on Boyfriend The suspect in the country’s latest acid attack is at large after allegedly pouring acid over her boyfriend in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to police.

Leng Socheata, 21, was driving his motorbike in Prampi Makara district and his girlfriend, Chin Likim, also 21, was riding pillion when she poured the acid over his head and neck at about 2:30 p.m., said Mok Borunchhorsak, chief of police in Veal Vong commune.

“The girlfriend attacked the man with acid,” he said Wednesday. “The man was seriously injured on his head and neck and his family has sent him to Vietnam for treatment.”

(25-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Factory Worker Gets Life for Fatal Acid Attack A 40-year-old garment worker was sentenced to life in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for killing a 20-year-old woman by dousing her with acid after she learned her husband had been having an affair with the victim.

(24-August-2015 / iafrica)

A Cambodian court on Monday sentenced a garment factory worker to life in prison for killing another woman in an acid attack motivated by jealous rage over an alleged love affair.

Sroeun Nann was arrested in March after splashing the acid on Meas Vanny, a female security guard.

Meas Vanny, 20, suffered severe burns to her face and body in the attack and died two weeks later at a hospital.

During her trial, Sroeun Nann, 40, confessed to the attack because she was "angry that the woman had a love affair with her husband."

Nou Veasna, presiding judge at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, jailed Sroeun Nann for life for "intentional killing (Meas Vanny) with acid".

(30-July-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Acid murder trial under way The trial of a woman accused of using acid to murder a teenager she suspected of having an affair with her husband began in Phnom Penh yesterday, almost five months after the attack.

Sroeun Nann, 40, was arrested on March 6, the same day she threw acid over the face and body of 15-year-old Meas Vanny.

Nann accused the girl of romantic involvement with her husband, who worked at the same garment factory where Vanny was a security guard.

After more than two weeks of agony, the teenager – who was previously reported as being aged 20 – died of her injuries on March 21.

While Nann has admitted to the attack, she denies meaning to murder Vanny.

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