Murder Suspected In Israeli’s DeathNovember 21, 2012
Phnom Penh, Wednesday 21st November – An Israeli citizen wearing combat color pants cropped at the knees, a red sleeveless t-shirt and a (disposable dust/germ) mask over his mouth ពាក់ម៉ាស់, plunged to his death from the fifth floor of the Soriya Mall, located in Psar Tmey 1 Commune, Daun Penh District.
The incident occurred at 6:30 of the evening of the 20th of November, 2012, causing pandemonium and prompting the general public to immediately surmise that this was a case of murder.
A police official stated that the dead foreigner has been identified as ‘TENNE BINJAMIN,’ a 57 year old male Israeli national. He was holding a passport, #10919353, with a 28 July, 2017 expiry date.
According to the statement of a female witness who did not wish to be identified, she had first seen the male victim riding up the escalator in the company of a Cambodian woman. She appeared to be about 30 years of age, with a soybean (probably buff-colored or sallow-hued) complexion សំបុរសណ្តែកបាយ and shoulder length hair. She was wearing blue-colored blue jeans ខោខូវប៊ូយពណ៌ខៀវ and a black long sleeved t-shirt. Once they had arrived at the fifth floor, the pair were seen standing about watching the children as they skated.
A little later, the male foreigner had come up and was seen standing alone smoking a cigarette. Suddenly, without understanding what was happening, the female witness heard a noise like an object falling to the ground floor below.
Immediately, she went to take a look. Only then did she draw a connection with the foreigner who had been standing and smoking a cigarette. He had fallen to his death below. As for his female companion, she had disappeared without a trace.
Khmer news from the Koh Santepheap translated by Porky Pig
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