More than 100 teachers from five separate schools
demonstrated in front of a Bantey Meanchey provincial administration office
Monday, calling for the arrest of the perpetrators who beat a teacher last
Demonstrators say one student who had been chastised in
class drove by his teacher, Muth Bunthoeun, 38, with an unidentified man on the
back of a motorcycle, who allegedly hit the teacher in the head with a brick.
Provincial Police Chief Hun Heang said his officers were
seeking two suspects in the assault, student Oeun Tikea and the unidentified
Muth Bunthoeun, who has no money to be treated in the
hospital, is still recovering at home, but he participated in Monday's protest
for five minutes before his injuries forced him to leave.
"Until now, the family of Oeun Tikea has not
compensated me, so I have no money to continue treatment of my injuries,"
Muth Bunthoeun told VOA Khmer by phone.
The protest was a warning for other students not to commit
such crimes, he said, adding that this was the first time he'd seen such
Demonstrating teacher Ing Nara said she wanted the criminals
arrested and compensation for Muth Bunthoeun paid so that he can return to