MAY 20: A cremator at a pagoda, Yim Heng, 83, died from head injuries in an
accident at 11 am in Kampong Chin village, Kampong Thom province. A witness said
a truck hit the man and rolled over his head while he was riding a bicycle to Preah
Neang pagoda where he was to cremate a corpse.
MAY 20: A 15-year-old girl complained to police that she was raped in Prasard
village, Kandal province. She said a neighbor, Man Long, 20, grabbed her from behind
and raped her while walking home the previous night. The girl said Long threatened
to kill her if she told her parents about the rape. Police filed a complaint to arrest
Long, but he escaped.
MAY 23: A motodop driver Larch Chhin, 64, was found dead at a forest in Takeo
village, Krakor district, Pursat province. Police said Chhin was probably killed
two days previously by two passengers who stole his motorbike.
MAY 24: Four gunmen escaped on their two motorbikes after they killed a man
around 5 am on National Road 2 in Doeum Kor village, Kandal province. Police said
the gunmen blocked the motorbike of Um Songkhim, 25, and shot him once in the back
with a K-54 handgun then escaped empty-handed as the police arrived.
MAY 24: A jewelry shop owner, Kong Mao, 26, was robbed at 10:40 am at Cheav
market where he worked every day in Routhanak Mondul district, Battambang province.
Mao told police three gunmen entered his shop and fired twice into the air then escaped
after taking his gold worth 460,000 baht ($11,500).
MAY 24: Oun Vanna, 49, was arrested for a rape he is alleged to have committed
the previous week in Ampil Pram Doeum village, Battambang province. Police said Vanna
raped his 14-year-old step-daughter. The girl said she had been raped twice during
the week. Vanna denied the rape, and said she took revenge on him because he told
her mother she spent a week staying with her friend while her mother was away.
MAY 25: A karaoke singer, Yin Sokheng, 21, was found dead at 7:30 am at a
rice field near her house in Salla Kamroeuk village, Siem Reap province. Police said
Sokheng was raped and strangled while returning home by motodop from Madona Karaoke
shop where she worked every night. Police said her three-chi gold necklace was also
MAY 26: Siv Vantha, 40, was murdered at 9:20 pm at a construction site in
Olympic commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Vantha, a construction manager from Chhoeu
Teal village, Svay Rieng province, was probably killed by his three workers because
they fled from the scene after the murder. Police said Vantha had recently argued
with the suspects over their work.
MAY 26: Kun Bunna, 45, was arrested in Techor Village, Kandal province, accused
of killing his wife, Eng Mach, 44, . Police said Bunna confessed that he was angry
and killed his wife with a stick because she argued with him.
MAY 26: A motodop driver, Routh Pom, 45, was sent to Sihanouk Hospital after
being axed during a robbery at 7:30 pm in K'bal Damrey village, Dangkor district,
Phnom Penh. The victim told police his three passengers ordered him to stop and paid
him for a fee but one of them chopped him eight times, then they escaped after stealing
MAY 26: Than Vuthy, 33, a motodop driver, was shot dead in a robbery at around
3 pm in O'Tapook Loeu village, Pailin. A witness reported to police that a passenger
ordered Vuthy to stop and shot him in the back of the head then escaped on the stolen
motorbike. The witness said Vuthy died about seven meters from the scene while trying
to run away.
MAY 27: Bun Heang, 53, an official at the Ministry of Industry Mines and Energy,
was found dead at a chicken cage at 6 am in Lor Kambor village, Russei Keo district,
on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Heang was electrocuted while opening
the cage to check his valuable fighting cocks. Police said Heang had fixed an electric
wire to the steel cage to protect the cocks from being stolen. He went out in the
morning to check his flock, touched the cage and was electrocuted.
MAY 27: Eang Kosal, 16, was shot dead at around 4 pm while cutting firewood
at a forest in T'beng village, Svay Rieng province. A witness, who escaped from the
shooting, said Kosal was grabbed and killed with an AK-47 by two forestry administration
officials who left a shoe behind. They escaped in a car towards Phnom Penh.
MAY 28: Y Try, 44, was arrested and handed to the provincial police headquarters
accused of committing a murder at 6 pm in Chrey Thmey village, Prey Veng province.
Police said the man killed his brother, Y Sokhan, 46, who was struck on the neck
with a steel bar during an argument.
MAY 28: Two gunmen escaped after robbing a motorbike rider at 10:20 am in
O'Russei 4 commune, Phnom Penh. Toeu Ton, 24, a car mechanic repairer, told police
the gunmen shot him in the thigh then escaped on his motorbike after he was leaving
a phone shop. The victim was sent to Calmette Hospital.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun