Feb 19: Four people died and three were seriously injured when their Toyota
smashed into a tree at more than 100 km/h on Highway 4 in Kompong Speu province.
They were driving to Kampot on the first day of the Chinese New Year, police said.
The injured people were being treated at Kosamak and Calmette hospitals in Phnom
Feb 21: A grenade landed in the middle of the dinner a family was eating
in a harvested rice field in Steung Slout village, Preyveng province, killing the
mother, father and one child and injuring two other children. Police are searching
for the unknown grenade tosser who killed Seung Chheang, Neang Sokhom and one child,
and orphaned the other two.
Feb 21: An army lieutenant colonel was attacked by three men who shot him
in the head and killed him as he drove his moto along Monivong Boulevard.
Feb 21: A 39-year-old cyclo driver was arrested after his 17-year-old daughter
told police he had raped her repeatedly. It happened in Prey Veng province. Police
said the girl was four-months pregnant.
Feb 21: Two robbers shot seven times at Chuop Piseth, 27, and hit him once
in the mouth as he tried to start his moto outside the Ly Lay night club in Phnom
Penh. They stole the moto.
Feb 22: A man found dead in the Bassac River in Ta Khmao, Kandal province,
was identified as Hor Vong, 56, who was last seen on Feb 19 driving away from home
on his mototaxi in Phnom Penh. Hor Savan said the body was his father's.
Feb 23: A gang of robbers shooting rifles and pistols attacked a firewood
truck in Koh Kong province, killing five people and injuring two.
FEb 24: Fire destroyed 30 houses in the Phteas Muoy village of Kompong
Chhnang province. The cause has not been determined.
Feb 24: A robber on a moto pointed a gun at a fine arts student driving
in front of Wat Sarawon pagoda in Phnom Penh and took his moto. Hor Sok Lean, 28,
was driving back to the Royal Fine Arts University after taking a friend home.
Feb 25: Robbers on a motorcycle smashed into seamstress Phann Savan's moto
in the Don Penh district of Phnom Penh, pointed a gun at her and took her moto.
Feb 25: Thieves poisoned five dogs and stole two new motos from a house
in Prey Veng province. Police said seven motos have been stolen in the past two months.
No thief has been arrested.
Feb 26: A resident of Kdei Chas village in Kandal province heard a shot
in the night and two hours later police found a corpse along Route 6. The body has
not been identified.
Feb 26: An unlicensed weapons repairer was arrested by Phnom Penh police
after testing a gun by shooting it three times. Ream Choerun, 34, a former soldier
and police officer, told police he always fired weapons after he fixed them.
Feb 27: A 72-year-old bicyclist carrying bread to sell was struck by a
motorcycle and killed on Mao Tse Tung Boulevard. The driver left the cycle and ran
Feb 28: Police caught four teenage boys stealing parts from a car near
Kandal market and took them to the Youth Rehabilitation Center. The youths said they
threaten schoolchildren and take their money. They brought the number of street boys
in the center to 40.
Feb 28: Three robbers came to the door of a family's house and started
shooting. They hit Lum Sreang, 44, in the foot and her daughter, Bun Den, 18, in
the chest. Lum Sreang's husband ran to get police, who chased the robbers and arrested
Feb 28: Three sleeping children were killed and their mother, father and
brother were injured when a grenade exploded in a house in Kandal Steung district
of Kandal province. Dead are Sok Cham Reun, 17, Sok Channakk, 15, and Sok Lida, 9.
Injured were Som San, 28, and his wife, Prom Phally and their other son, Sok Phallin,
11. Police say the grenade-thrower threatened a pursuer with a gun and escaped.
Feb 29: A speeding police motobike struck a woman walking along Route 2
in Takhmao in Kandal province and killed her. A witness said the two uniformed officers
riding the bike sped away after hitting the unidentified 43-year-old woman.
Feb 29: A former policeman detonated a grenade and killed himself and his
wife on Norodom Boulevard. Three bystanders were injured. Police say Oun Ratha was
unhappy because his wife, Som Rong Boreth, worked in a nightclub.
March 1: A gun-wielding husband and wife stole a mototaxi in Prek Ho, Takmao
province and sped away to Phnom Penh. Patrolling police saw them speeding over the
Prek Ho bridge and gave chase. Ouk Phea, 27, and Chan Navy, 25, were stopped in front
of the Takata Ice Cream factory and arrested.
March 2: A father searching for his missing 5-year-old son found the boy's
body behind a pagoda in Toul Roka village outside Phnom Penh. Ngourn Gneung Thav
had disappeared the night before Yang Ouk found him.
March 2: A 5-year-old boy was killed by an unknown person in Toul Roke
village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Nhuon Ngeng's body was found behind the Chak
Angre Krom pagoda.
March 2: A kidnapper who got $600 in ransom for his own nephew last month
threatened to kill the boy unless his sister gave him $1,500 more. Police arrested
John Ratha, 26, as the boy's mother gave him a $500 down payment. Police say Ratha
kidnapped Ty Chon Borie, 6, on Feb. 27 and released him after getting $600, then
called again and threatened to shoot the boy unless he was paid more. Police were
waiting when he came for the money.
- (Reported from Khmer newspapers by Ly Chhiv Rong, Soly Vannpok, Lor Saly and