JUNE 17: Hin Lon, 57, was shot dead instantly during a robbery at 8:15 pm
in Por Snai village, Prey Veng province. Long Yeng, 64, told police a robber killed
his wife with an AK-47 then escaped empty-handed after authorities arrived. Lon was
shot three times while trying to shut the door on the robber while he attempted to
enter the house to steal property.
JUNE 17: Police are looking for San Phoeun, 39, after he committed a murder
at around 5 pm in Thnoat Roling village, Kampot province. Police said Phoeun killed
a neighbor, Lin Yao, 45, with a knife and then cut his head off because Yao had built
a dike to keep water for his rice field. Police said Phoeun was angry because Yao's
dike flooded his seedlings.
JUNE 18: A motodop driver, Sum Siev, 25, was found dead at a rice field in
Changkran Dek village, Kampong Speu province. Police said his arms and legs were
tied and his body dumped there after being strangled elsewhere while carrying two
passengers two days earlier. His bike was stolen.
JUNE 18: Bun Hurt, 30, a motodop driver, was found naked and dead in Kauk
Thnoat village, Siem Reap province. Police said he was drugged with sleeping pills
and killed with a stick by two robbers who were later arrested.
JUNE 18: A 45-year-old widow, Chum Ouk, was murdered and her body dumped at
a canal in Boeng Andeng village, Svay Rieng province. Police said she was killed
with a knife and her head cut off while bicycling home from a market where she worked.
Police suspect robbery because two damleung of her gold was stolen.
JUNE 19: Two gunmen escaped after committing a multiple murder at 2:40 pm
in Prey Koh village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Iem Khon, 57, was shot dead
with an M16 rifle while trying to escape from the attack behind his house. His two
sons, Surn Noeun, 24, and Surn Saut, 15, were fatally gunned down during the attack.
Police said Khon had been accused of sorcery.
JUNE 19: Khim Sokhom, 54, was attacked with a hatchet while watching television
at 7:30 pm at his house in Chrey Thom village, Kandal province. The victim's family
told police an unknown man entered the house and chopped Sokhom four times then escaped
on foot. Police said revenge was a reason. Sokhom was sent to a hospital in Vietnam
JUNE 20: Sar Ron, 37, was sent to the provincial hospital for medical treatment
after being knifed during an argument at around 1 pm in Laak village, Kampong Thom
province. Police said the woman was struck in the neck by her brother-in-law, Lanch
Sok, 37, who escaped. Sok was angry as Ron owed his son 7,000 riel for plowing a
JUNE 22: Kim Ol, 37, was arrested for a murder he committed the previous night
in Sbek Preal village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Ol killed his wife's lover,
a farmer, Pich Phirom, 24, then he hanged the body from the roof of a cottage at
his farm. Phirom was strangled with a rope while asleep on a bed with Ol's wife,
Khim Laim, 35, with whom he had been having a love affair for two years, during which
a child was produced.
JUNE 22: Ward Pov, 36, was shot dead while asleep downstairs at his house
in Rokar Bos village, Battambang province. Police said Pov was shot in the chest
and the stomach with an AK-47 by an unknown man.
JUNE 23: Som Narong, 45, a military medical doctor, was sent to Preah Kossamak
hospital after being found unconscious at 10 pm in Tuol Kork village, Russei Keo
district, Phnom Penh. Narong said he had been drugged with sleeping pills by two
unknown men while drinking wine at a local shop in the early evening. They stole
his motorbike and more than $100 in cash.
JUNE 25: Police are looking for Savy, 25, after he murdered a young girl at
7:20 pm in Trea village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said Savy probably
escaped to Prey Veng province where he had been living before he came to stay for
two days with a married couple. Moeun Leakhena, 9, was strangled while she was staying
alone at her house. Police suspect Savy was hired to kill the girl for someone who
wanted to take revenge on her family.
JUNE 25: At least eight people died instantly and seven others were sent to
a hospital in Phnom Penh after an accident at 10:20 am while they were in a small
truck on National Road 4 in Trapaing Kang village, Kampong Speu province. Police
said the truck overturned after colliding with a Pajero car driven by Chum Sopheap
who was severely injured.,
JUNE 25: An accident killed four Khmer traditional musicians and injured another
18 when their truck overturned on Road 6 in So Yaung village, Kampong Thom province.
Police said the truck rolled five times into a rice field after the front tire exploded
at speed while travelling from Kampong Cham to Siem Reap where they were to perform
at a wedding party.
JUNE 26: A policeman, Samrith Thai, 29, died at Calmette Hospital after being
shot in a robbery while riding a motorbike on the way to a park where he exercised
every early morning on Sisowath Quay in Chatomuk commune, Phnom Penh. A witness said
three robbers blocked the path of Thai and shot him in the chest with a K-59 handgun
then escaped on his bike.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun