Mar19: Mek Vin, 23, committed suicide by drinking poison near Mittapheap
Primary School, Phnom Penh. Her husband Maim,said "we only had a bit of an argument.
I did not believe she would kill herself."
Mar 20: Chei Savoeun, 15, was shot and wounded in front of Toek Thla's
Garment Factory in Phnom Penh while climbing a wall to give food to his aunt who
worked in the factory. Witnesses said a security guard fired many times at another
man - a thief - but mistakenly shot Savoeun twice in the arm. Savoeun's parents asked
that the security guard pay $1,000 in damages, but he offered only $400. This quarrel
will be settled in court. The thief disappeared.
Mar 20: A Japanese tourist, Tino Tetsuicui, 30, was robbed of ¥450,000,
$400, HK$130, a passport, and an airticket by two men with a rifle on a motorbike,
at Martinis at 1:45 am.
Mar 20: A farmer, Neang Kan Van, was bitten on her mouth by a thiefwho
then took her two gold earrings.
Mar 21: Dy Un, 28, shot and killed himself after killing his pregnant wife,
Syma, 24, two of his young daughters, and four others in his family in Kompong Cham.
People said Un always pointed his gun at his wife when he was drunk.
Mar 21: A cyclo driver, Meas Sokun, 29, was killed by a grenade in Poprak
village, Phnom Penh. Sokun had had an argument with four pedestrians while he urinated
on the grass prior to the explosion.
Mar 23: A palm wine dealer, Yem Yet, 18, was seriously injured when he
fell from a tree after having been attacked by ants. The incident took place in Kampong
Mar 23: Two robbers were shot and killed by Russey Keo district police
when they tried to flee a robbery.
Mar 24: A soldier, Phoso Phara, fired his AK 47 three times during a quarrel
with his brother. The bullets struck neighbor Pon Pen, 40, while he was combing his
hair. Pen was seriously injured. The incident took place in Kandal province at 8
Mar 25: A grenade thrown by an unidentified person killed a police officer,
Un Rith, 28, and injured his neighbor, Sun Phallin, 28, in Boengkeng Kang III.
Mar 25: Tep Chea, 53, was arrested by Banteay Meanchey Police after the
parents of a 14-year-old girl complained their daughter had been raped on Jan 20.
After the arrest, Tep Chea confessed that he raped the girl.
Mar 26: An unknown Chinese woman, around 35, drowned when she inadvertently
slid into the Mekong while washing in front of the Royal Palace.
Mar 27: Two unidentified robbers and a policeman were killed in a gun battle.
Three others were wounded in the fighting which included the use of three smoke grenades.
The fighting erupted in Dong Kor district, Kandal province.
Mar 28: Om Eang Sun, 67, of Prey Veng province, died when struck by a train.
The victim had come to Phnom Penh to meet his son coming from Canada to visit. The
accident took place as Sun walked on the tracks behind Phnom Penh University at 6:30
Mar 29: Var Vibol, 25, detonated a grenade intending to kill himself and
his estranged wife Prom Sokhom, 21, in her house in Phnom Penh. Vibol succeeded with
killing himself, and seriously wounded his young wife.
- (Translated from Khmer papers by Ly Chhiv Rong, Soly Vannpok, Lor Saly and