Oknha’s Bodyguard Shot Dead in Boeng Keng Kang I

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Police investigate a crime scene where the bodyguard of oknha Lim Bun Sour was shot dead in Boeng Keng Kang I on July 5, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

A security officer guarding the villa of ING Holdings’ oknha Lim Bun Sour was shot dead after lunch on Phnom Penh’s Street 322.

At the scene around 2 p.m., the 37-year-old wife of the bodyguard spoke about her late husband through tears.

“My child is 5 years old. Speaking frankly, I have nothing. He was a quiet person. People called me and told me my husband had died,” said the woman, giving her name only as Heang. “I was working at the factory when I learned that he was dead.”

Heang added that her husband, Kong Soth, 44, came home to Takeo only once a month, though he often called her.

Phnom Penh police spokesman San Sokseyha said the shooter was on the run. Police believed there could have been a verbal altercation before the guard was shot, he said.

“Now we’re investigating the case,” Sokseyha said. “We cannot make any conclusion yet. … The suspect fired many times.”

Phnom Penh police chief Sar Thet added that the bodyguard worked for oknha Bun Sour.

Bun Sour, the chairman of ING Holdings and several other companies, was an initial backer of the controversial Boeng Tompun development in southern Phnom Penh, gradually filling up the lake and wetland since 2004.

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