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The Gecko: 14 July, 1995


July 3: Sam Yang Vo, 46, a gold seller at the Orussei market, and his

wife are kidnapped by three armed offenders while returning home to street 161,

Phnom Penh, at 4:40pm. The victims are later released after being robbed of 40

dumlungs of gold, US$2,000 and 200z,000 riels.


July 4: Three men are arrested in Kompong Chhnang by military police

after they tried to poison a moto-taxi driver to rob his motorcycle at a drink

shop at midnight.

July 4: Yim Vuthy, 44, working for the Water Transportation Company,

is shot and killed by his younger brother, Yim Pros, at the instigation of their

other brothers and sisters in Sangkat Chroy Changva, Russeikeo district, Phnom

Penh. It was a long running dispute in the family in which Vuthy had three wives

and this was said to have created a lot of problems. While Pros escaped, police

arrested two involved in the dispute - Yim Pich, Vuthy's sister, and her


July 4: One of two armed robbers is shot and killed by a moto-taxi

driver after they tried to rob his motorcycle near the Faculty of Law on

Monivong Blvd, Sangkat Beong Trabek, Phnom Penh, at 11pm. Policeman Meas Kosal,

43, working for the Protection Unit, says he was giving a ride to the two men

when one pulled out a hand gun and pushed him off his motorcycle. Kosal took out

his own gun and shot and wounded the robber. The other offender escaped. The

wounded offender is then beaten to death by pedestrians and people nearby.

July 4: A gang of seven armed men dressed in military uniform rob a

gold shop in Svaypo district, Battambang town. They steal 40 dumlungs of gold [1

dumlung=US$460], 20 dumlungs of platinum, US$20,000, 4 million riels, 10,000

baht, a motorcycle and an AK rifle.

July 5: Gecko hunters find the body of a girl aged about 20 in a cave

on the Kon Khlar mountain near Banteay Meanchey town. The body is believed to

have been there for two other three months. No other details were available.

July 6: The Korean manager at the Asia Town Massage Club is shot and

killed by unidentified armed man believed to be one of his staff while sitting

in his office on Monivong Blvd at 10:20pm. Witnesses say the incident occurs

after the club's security guards were told off by the Korean manager for some

wrong-doings in the club. Police are continuing their investigation.

July 6: Three armed offenders rob policeman Ith Vibol, 32, of his

Honda 50cc. motorcycle in Russeikeo district while he is taking his mother to

Phnom Penh at 6am.

July 8: Cambodian anti-drugs police arrest Nigerian national Peter

Brown, 35, and Zairian national Elommat Lontagha, 38, for the trafficking of

heroin in Phnom Penh at 11:30pm. No more details are available.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.



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