Rubber firm guard sought over shooting

Military police in Mondolkiri province say they are searching for a guard working for a local rubber company who allegedly injured three villagers Saturday when he fired a bullet in their direction that ricocheted off a rock, prompting questions about the firm’s use of armed security.

Prum Saven, military police chief for Mondolkiri’s Pech Chreada district, said a group of villagers had strayed onto a plantation owned by the Khmer Rubber company when a security guard patrolling the property fired toward them, hitting 28-year-old Tek Ngiem with a bullet that ricocheted off the ground. …

Aun Pheap