Aug 19: A Korean man, Koo Jahoon, 30, was attacked and injured by seven
men in his room at the Royal Palace Hotel because he owed money. The seven said they
had asked Koo for their money but he would not pay. Police, who took Koo to hospital,
said he owed the Plaza Hotel $600, the JM Company $4,800 and his boxing teacher $1,000.
Aug 19: A gold seller, Sam Rady, 40, was shot three times and killed by
a robber at the Samaky Market. Witnesses said the robber tried to steal 80 Damleng
of gold from the victim and then shot at a crowd which had gathered before escaping
on a moto driven by an accomplice.
Aug 19: A manager of a brothel in Psar Thmei III district was shot and
seriously injured in the face by one of her customers, one of six uniformed men who
arrived in a Corolla car. One of prostitutes said the gang came to drink and sleep
with the prostitutes but quarreled with the victim about money.
Aug 20: Dop Mab, 29, a soldier in a bodyguard company, was arrested in
his military zone after he shot and killed Sam Art, a security guard at the Neark
Pean hotel and an unidentified military policeman. Mab confessed he wanted to meet
a female friend but she was not in, and he became angry with the victim who spoke
to him impolitely on the phone.
Aug 21: A suspected thief, Vong Pros, 32, was shot in his left leg while
trying to escape from local militia investigators in Chompouvorn village, Phnom Penh.
Pros was taken to Kosamak hospital where he confessed that he stole some clothes
from a woman.
Aug 21: Two boys, who often came to swim, drowned in the Tonle Sap river
near Wat Phnom at noon. Gru Touch, 9, was lifted out of the water by his father and
was cremated in Ounnalorm pagoda. The second boy, also 9, was found a day later.
Aug 22: Ly Sopeak and three of his teenage friends disappeared after they
robbed and killed two persons, Ly Yarn and Ly Tognar, and injured two other girls.
Witnesses said that the robbers took a diamond ring, and other jewelry after they
had lunch at the victim's house in Kakap village, Phnom Penh.
Aug 22: A boy, Heng Sok, 13, who was already arrested and held in the Youth
Rehabilitation Center in Phnom Penh three times, was arrested again for stealing
20 bicycles. Heng Sok confessed that after he was freed he and his friend stole the
bicycles over one month, but they were later robbed by two policemen who had earlier
Aug 23: Five Chinese men were arrested in a boarding house in Tomnop Teuk
district, Phnom Penh, during a check by Foreign and Municipal Police. Vong Hasin
Sing and Sen Minh had no passports, Huoy You Shan's passport had no visa and the
other two had expired passports.
Aug 26: A grenade, fixed as a booby trap to a door, exploded and injured
Leu Moy Chhy, 33, and her 5 year-old son after the victim opened the door. Police
said the crime was revenge for killing Sreng Sroeun, 35, a police officer in Kandal
province who was Sroeun's husband. The incident took place near Takhmao.
Aug 27: Moto taxi driver, Sang Sovath, 41, was poisoned and had his moto
stolen by two customers in front of the railway station. One of the thieves, Toeur
Sek, 24, was arrested by police as he tried to kidnap Savath while the other was
driving the victim's moto away.
Aug 27: Daun Penh police arrested a Chinese man, Chaing Huijong, 27, who
illegally entered Cambodia two years ago through the Baveth post on the Vietnam border.
Aug 28: Vich Pov, 34, a moto taxi driver and militiaman from Chamkar Mon,
was knocked over and killed by one of ten trucks just north of the French Embassy.
The trucks continued down Monivong Blvd and disappeared.
Aug 28: A Russian-made Jeep was hit by another car outside the Monkolborey
Pagoda on Russia Blvd. Both cars were broken, an electrical pole fell down and one
passenger in the jeep was seriously injured on the head. Traffic police said the
accident was caused by the careless driver of the other car which drove straight
out of the pagoda.
- (Complied by Soly Vannpok and Chhun Phaveng from Khmer newspapers Koh Santapheap,
Raksmei Kampuchea and Chakraval.)