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2 Japanese men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly killing taxi driver

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I feel a Tarantino movie in the making...

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I hope they get executed. Had four kids - poor family.

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The two admitted to killing Cambodian man Him Chan, 40, with a knife around 5 p.m. Sunday to steal his taxi which they planned to use in committing further crimes, according to Huot Sothy, deputy police chief in Siem Reap Province.

Something seems fishy about this. Why Japanese would intend to go on a "crime spree" in a third world nation? They could go on a crime spree in Japan and make 100 times more money!

Anyway, Rip to the driver.

-25 ( +6 / -31 )

First degree murder. They were willing to kill so that could obtain a vehicle? That’s it?

Death penalty.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

I definitely wonder why these two would do this. They obviously weren’t broke.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Really bizarre on all levels, why?

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Here’s a link to the English news article from Cambodia, photos and a little more detail. It seems they didn’t intend to kill the guy but things got out of hand unfortunately. https://cne.wtf/2019/03/18/japanese-pair-murder-taxi-driver-in-bungled-robbery/

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Execution would be preferable to 15-30 years in a Cambodian prison. These two are finished

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Under Cambodian law, the suspects could face somewhere between 15 and 30 years in prison if convicted.

As the saying goes ' you siem reap what you sow', or something like that.

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What a strange case...

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@gambare

Something seems fishy about this. Why Japanese would intend to go on a "crime spree" in a third world nation? They could go on a crime spree in Japan and make 100 times more money!

Anyway, Rip to the driver.

Such unique viewpoints. Fascinating.

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Here’s a link to the English news article from Cambodia, photos and a little more detail. It seems they didn’t intend to kill the guy but things got out of hand unfortunately.

The article you linked to didn't say anything about them not intending to kill the guy, nor that things got out of hand.

To be fair, Cambodia is a pretty corrupt place. We're reading news that has made it to Japan about something that happened in rural Cambodia. There's a good chance the telephone game has happened, and what we are reading is quite different from what actually happened.

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I would not like to be in there shoes, a foreigner killing an national, wow! 1: either they were desperate for some reason to steal the car, 2: dumb or totally stupid, we all know that these sort of countries dont have a nice prison cell to your self, its 30-40 in a compound and its every man or woman for them selfs, I would not like to be in shoes inside one of Cambodias prisons. as for the children that have been deprived of there farther, they should pay some sort of money to the family as compensation, that's if they live very long in the prison.

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I wonder if they really thought they could get away with it because it was a foreign country or what...?

Crazy. I hope they get the maximum punishment for their deeds.

RIP to the victim and condolences to the family left behind.

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It is strange..they go to a foreign country with such an intention to become criminals..especially for a Japanese it is incredible.They should be punished.

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Ganbare Japan!Today  04:52 pm JST

Why Japanese would intend to go on a "crime spree" in a third world nation? They could go on a crime spree in Japan and make 100 times more money!

Maybe they thought that they'd be more likely to get away with it in Cambodia than in Japan.

Maybe they thought the police wouldn't be as adept in finding them.

Maybe they thought there wouldn't be as many security cameras around, or as many people with smartphones who could catch video.

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It is strange..they go to a foreign country with such an intention to become criminals..especially for a Japanese it is incredible.

They probably thought, for whatever reasons, that they would more likely get away with the crime in a place like Cambodia, than in Japan.

People from other countries -- the U.S., Australia, the U.K., Germany, wherever -- commit crimes while abroad sometimes. There's no reason why Japanese people would be immune from it.

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innocent until proven

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Probably some real stupid flunky bosozoku / Yakuza wannabees that were just too wild and brain dead to make the cut. I'll bet the people that know these two were probably worried they'd do something stupid.

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The two admitted to killing Cambodian man Him Chan, 40, with a knife around 5 p.m. Sunday to steal his taxi which they planned to use in committing further crimes, according to Huot Sothy, deputy police chief in Siem Reap Province.

Nowhere in the article does it say they are intelligent.

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They should be executed.

But something you don't read everyday.

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Living in Phnom Phnom Penh, I once witnessed an irate mob chase down and beat the living tar out of a man for stealing a motorbike. Street justice. All I can say is that the two were lucky the police aprehended them before the locals were able to get their hands on them. Then again, a Cambodian prison is probably the last place you'd want to be. 30 years may as well be a death sentence. Apparently they did it because they "needed the money". A bizarre story. And while I would never condone such a despicaple act, if they are guilty, one has to wonder what really happened. Cambodia is known for its rampant corruption of government officials and law enforcement. If guilty then they deserve what they get. Karma

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meth is EVIL...

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I’m not sure why it’s “fishy” that a Japanese killed someone just because it took place in a third world country as if they are above that.

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The driver has 4 kids. The criminals should be made to do hard labor long term, something that would yield money to support the kids.

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I saw this on the news this morning. The victim was more like an Uber driver instead of a taxi driver because the vehicle was a regular car. And I couldn't get over the fact that these two guys murdered someone but on Japanese news they had to black out their handcuffs in every picture. Why?

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@Vince Black;

I agree. 15-30 years in a Cambodian prison, especially considering they are Japanese and the crime they committed, will be a fate potentially equal to the death penalty.

Terrible crime. The driver was working to try to support his family and is viciously murdered. Really sad.

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Something doesn't add up here. Why would these 2 punks go all the way to a 3rd world country to jack a car in the middle of nowhere, while planning heist. More likely a yakuza inside job, or maybe a drug deal gone wrong. The journos need to dig a bit deeper here as something is clearly amiss.

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but on Japanese news they had to black out their handcuffs in every picture. Why?

It’s done whenever someone is arrested regardless of nationality or location of arrest. It’s a defensive measure that news broadcasters take to avoid defamation lawsuits in case the suspect is found innocent. A couple decades ago, a lawyer (if my memory is correct) was arrested for fraud but found innocent. He later sued the TV stations and newspapers for circulating photos of him in handcuffs and tarnishing his reputation.

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Foolish. The Cambodian justice system will make an example out of these two. See them here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbzF8d0Xfik

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There is no death penalty in Cambodia (how civilised). 30 years in one of their prisons should be punishment enough.

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Something doesn't add up here. Why would these 2 punks go all the way to a 3rd world country to jack a car in the middle of nowhere, while planning heist.

Pnom Penh has some genuinely nice people, but at the end of the day it attracts a lot of weirdos that turn it into a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

It’s the only city in the world where I felt like someone was going to spike my drink and I’d wake up on the other side of town in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys missing and Hepatitis.

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detain them forbid any contact with anyone unit trial touche

0 ( +0 / -0 )

until trial...

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