FEBRUARY 13: A Vietnamese, Phang Yinh Teang, 25, was knifed to death during
an argument at 10:20 pm in Psar Doeum Kor commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Teang
was stabbed in the throat by his brother, Phang Voeunghinh, 20, who was arrested
on the scene. Voeunghinh became angry after his brother punched him on the face while
drinking wine at a funeral ceremony for their mother.
FEBRUARY 14: Khun Kimheang, 72, a Khmer-Australian national, was murdered
in a robbery at 9 pm while visiting his house in Speu Kor village, Kampong Cham province.
Police said Kimheang was shot in the stomach with an AK-47 after trying to stop a
gunman who aimed at his wife and demanded money. The robber escaped after stealing
FEBRUARY 14: Police arrested Puot Map, 35, after he was accused of rape in
O'Sarai commune, Tramkak district, Takeo. Police said Map raped an 8-year-old girl.
The girl told police Map gave her 1000 riel then brought her to a nearby ricefield
and raped her while she was returning from selling sugar cane sticks at a neighbor's
wedding party the previous night.
FEBRUARY 15: Pich Sarom, 25, was robbed of his motorbike at 4 pm in Psar Dek
village, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal. Police said two gunmen blocked the path of
Sarom, shot him in the right ear with a K-54 handgun and then struck him on the forehead
with the butt. They tried to escape on the stolen motorbike. Passersby arrested one
of the robbers, Ou Thoeun, 22, and handed him to the police after beating him nearly
FEBRUARY 15: Touch Mei, 24, and her husband, Bou Vandy, 22, were knifed and
severely injured during an argument at around 9 pm in Borei Keilla precinct, Phnom
Penh. Police said the victims were chopped several times each after arguing with
two gangsters, Khan Sunlin, 23, and Mam Dou, 32. Police arrested the assailants,
who had been creating problems for their neighbors while they were drunk.
FEBRUARY 16: Thlak Sroy, 24, died at Preah Song hospital after he was shot
during a night-time argument in Boeng Chram village, Kampong Speu province. Police
said Sroy was shot in the stomach with an AK-47 after arguing with a group of soldiers
while dancing at a harvesting ceremony. The soldiers escaped to their unit, Division
70, located in Prey Pring village, Dangkor district, Phnom Penh.
FEBRUARY 16: Police arrested two men after they committed rape in Pang Teuk
village, Ang Snoul district, Kandal. Police said Poeu Vutha, 43, and Tim Sok, 40,
confessed to police that they raped a widow while she was returning from Thnal Tateung
market. Police said the rapists would be freed if they paid the victim two million
riel for damages.
FEBRUARY 17: A French national, Jacques Philippe, 62, was arrested and later
sent to court after eight boys and one girl were found at his guest house in Chey
Chumnas commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the man detained the teenagers aged between
12 and 14 years, for having oral and anal sex. They told police the man paid them
FEBRUARY 17: The body of Chhun Ny, 36, was found hanging at 10 pm at a guest
house in Meanchey village, Phnom Penh. Oeun Ny told police her husband was angry
and hanged himself after he argued with her in the early evening. But police said
Ny was probably murdered and his body hanged there. Oeun Ny and her two brothers
were arrested for investigation.
FEBRUARY 18: In Prich, 30, was sent to the provincial hospital for treatment
after being knifed during family violence at 8:30 pm in Laury village, Takeo province.
Police said the man was slashed in the throat with a broken glass by his wife, Sek
Srey, 34, who was arrested. They fought after she knocked him on the head with a
FEBRUARY 18: A teacher, Sok Hengphirom, 38, was found hanged at his house
in the early morning in Prey Tahou village, Kampong Thom province. Police said the
teacher committed suicide the previous night because he thought his wife had betrayed
him and left him for another man.
FEBRUARY 20: Sin Sovannara, 24, was shot dead after committing a robbery at
10:30 am in Teuk Thla commune, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Police said Sovannara and his two accomplices robbed a motorcyclist and exchanged
fire with police while trying to get away. The two other robbers, Ma Vannak, 25,
and Hang Daram were arrested.
FEBRUARY 20: Kong Voeun, 43, an activist for the Sam Rainsy Party, was fatally
gunned down at 8:30 pm in Trapaing Thlak village, Kampong Speu province. Police said
Voeun was shot in the back with an AK-47 while drinking palm wine with neighbors.
The gunman escaped after the shooting. Police suspect revenge was the motive because
some people were not happy with Voeun as he was a sorcerer.
FEBRUARY 22: The body of Chan Sokha, 10, was found at a pond at 8:30 am in
Piem village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Sokha
was murdered after being raped and her body dumped there while she was returning
home from watching television at a nearby coffee shop the previous night.
FEBRUARY 22: Sok Chea, 53, a waste recycling vendor, was knifed to death at
midnight in Boeng Kak commune, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. Police said Chea was
struck twice in the back of the head and died after going out to look when a rock
was thrown on the roof of his house. The assailant was not known.
FEBRUARY 23: Ly, 32, was murdered during a robbery at midnight while guarding
a construction site in Tumnop Teuk commune, Phnom Penh. Khy Bun, 58, who was knocked
down and severely injured at the robbery, told police a group of people entered the
site and killed Ly with a stick after he tried to stop them stealing construction
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun