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Police blotter: 07 august 1998


July 27: Seven men and two women were seriously injured in a grenade attack near

Pursat town's train station. A security guard at the station said he heard a group

of people arguing with another group at a nearby brothel. One person then threw a

grenade at his rivals to end the conflict. All the suspects escaped.

July 27: Dy Sein, a 45-year-old construction worker, was shot with an AK-47

by three unidentified men in Nisoth precinct, Meanchey district.

July 30: Phan Samy, 30, and his friend died instantly after their motorbike

hit a truck parked on Route 4 in Kantouk commune, Kandal. The truck driver escaped,

leaving the truck behind. Police are trying to find him to take responsibility over

the negligence of his parking.

July 30: A couple - Nha and Ky - were shot dead with an AK-47 by their nephew,

Eng Chhon, 36, in Boeung Prol commune, Tbaung Khmum district, Kampong Cham. Police

said that Chhon had quarrelled with his aunt, Nha, over the border of their land

just before the incident. Chhon escaped after the shooting.

July 31: Two soldiers - Keo Chhin, 36, and In Siphea, 32 - were arrested by

military police in O'Raing Oev district, Kampong Cham for helping seven Chinese people

to illegally enter Cambodia. All of the offenders are being detained at the provincial

military police headquarters.

July 31: Yon Rom, 25, and an unidentified man died instantly and eight other

people were injured in an accident when the rear tire of a pickup truck on which

they were traveling blew out in Sromor commune, Kampong Cham.

July 31: Four robbers - Nou Sam Earn, 25, Ros Leat, 15, Chan Rotana, 27, and

Lang Sidet, 31 - were arrested by military police after they ambushed a pickup truck

and robbed 14,860 baht from its four occupants, all of whom were butchers, in Serei

Sophoan district, Banteay Meanchey. The police said that UNDP and CMAC officials

in Banteay Meanchey reported the robbery to them through ICOM radio.

Aug 1: Chhrek Thoeun, 38, was stabbed in the neck with an arrow and seriously

injured by Sim Heng in Phsar Chhnang commune, Kampong Chhnang district, Kampong Chhnang.

The victim's wife, Kong Kin, 46, said that during the election campaign, Sim Heng

had quarrelled with other villagers over his favorite political party and Thoeung

stopped Heng from quarrelling, which made the latter upset. Heng escaped after the


Aug 2: A motor taxi driver, Kim Sankosal, 27, was shot and seriously injured

by two robbers who stole his motorbike in Boeung Keng Kang 1 precinct, Chamkarmon


Aug 2: The body of an unidentified man was found in Koki Thom commune, Kien

Svay district, Kandal. A newspaper reported that the victim had been killed and dumped

at the site within the past few days because the body was very swollen. Investigations

were continuing.

Aug 3: An unidentified man was found dead in Tek Thla precinct, Russei Keo

district. An inspection of the body found that the victim was beaten up and shot

in his ear. Witnesses at the scene said that they saw a motorbike driving from the

spot after the shooting was heard. Police are investigating this crime.

Aug 4: An unidentified man was beaten to death by a violent mob in Choeung

Ek precinct, Dangkor district after he snatched a necklace from Sar Chansovannary,


- Summarized from Khmer-language newspapwers Rasmei Kampuchea and Koh Santepheap

by Pok Sokundara.



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