SEPTEMBER 24: Sis Yar, 33, was knifed and severely injured after returning
home from a dance at 11:30 pm in Chhouk Kranhas village, Kampong Chhnang province.
The reason for the attack is not known, but Yar's wife told police a neighbor chopped
her husband in the neck then escaped into the nearby forest.
SEPTEMBER 24: Mao Thom, 20, was arrested for a murder he allegedly committed
the previous day during a quarrel at a dance in Preah Ang Trung village, Siem Reap
province. Police said the man was angry and killed his neighbor, Te Lina, 18, with
a knife after he tried to stop an argument between two groups.
SEPTEMBER 24: A motodup driver, Dung Rady, 18, was axed to death during a
robbery at 9 pm in Svay village, Battambang province. A passer-by told police that
the man was chopped several times in the head and face by his two passengers who
then escaped on his motorbike.
SEPTEMBER 26: A 35-year-old woman, Phat Lon, was arrested after she committed
a murder at 4:30 pm in Prek Tamao village, Kandal province. Police said the woman
was angry and killed her husband, Chan Chea, 38, with a knife after he knocked her
down during a family quarrel.
SEPTEMBER 26: Police are looking for a group of gangsters who escaped after
committing a murder in Khnar village, Sithor Kandal district, Prey Veng. Police said
the gang killed Nauch Nai, 20, during an argument in a dance hall the previous night.
The victim was knifed in the stomach and died after being sent to the provincial
SEPTEMBER 27: Police arrested a 47-year-old woman, Tid Nan, for murders she
allegedly committed in Treng Trayeung village, Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu.
Police said the woman persuaded two 11-year-old girls to go to a bamboo forest and
killed them to steal their gold earrings. Kuon Poeu was murdered with a knife and
Sao Channa was smashed with a hoe.
SEPTEMBER 27: Two of four suspected robbers, Khieu Routha, 20, and Phon Ban,
22, were arrested after being accused of killing a motodup driver during a robbery
in O'Dangkaul village, Kampong Speu province. Police said the suspects attacked Khieu
Sokyeat, 40, with an ax and a knife then they escaped on his bike. The victim died
after being sent to Calmette Hospital.
SEPTEMBER 27: Lon Lai, 40, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after
being knifed in a dance hall quarrel at 9 pm in Sampan Leu village, Kandal province.
Police said the man was stabbed in the shoulder, the neck and the head by a group
of five gangsters who were angry after he stepped on the foot of their friend while
dancing. Im Sokhom, 22, was also knifed in the shoulder as he tried to resist the
SEPTEMBER 28: The body of a 30-year-old woman, Choo Jung Hwa, a Korean national,
was found floating at 6:30 am in a stream near Wat Damnak village, Siem Reap province.
Police gave no comment on the death, but said she was murdered elsewhere and her
body dumped there the previous night.
SEPTEMBER 28: The body of a 12-year-old girl, Sum Kheng, was found in a forest
near Ponley village, Mesang district, Prey Veng. Police said the girl was raped then
SEPTEMBER 29: Kong Leakhena, 15, died instantly in a terrible accident at
11 am while she and her mother were on a motodup driven on Mao Tse-tung Boulevard,
Phnom Penh. Police said a truck ran over the girl after she fell off the bike when
it collided with another motorbike. Police arrested the truck's driver, Um Bunthoeun,
36, who works for the Electricité du Cambodge.
SEPTEMBER 29: Police arrested Or Chean, 68, after he was accused of rape two
days earlier in Ampil Leu village, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham. A 14-year-old
girl told police the man persuaded her to go upstairs in his house to eat an apple
then he raped her. She said he threatened to kill her if she shouted for help during
SEPTEMBER 30: Samrith Savang, 58, a Professor at the Faculty of Law, died
at Calmette Hospital after being shot at 6:45 pm while talking on a phone near Sothearos
Boulevard, Phnom Penh. Police said the professor was shot once in the throat by one
of two gunmen who then escaped on a motorbike.
SEPTEMBER 30: A Malaysian national, Epin Al Ehbut, 47, was found dead at a
guest house in Svay Dangkum village, Siem Reap province. Police said the man possibly
died from a heart attack.
OCTOBER 1: Long Ouch, 28, committed suicide at 4 am in Thbeng Tateung village,
Traim Kak district, Takeo. Police said the death may be related to a letter written
by his girlfriend, Thoeun, who said in the letter "I wish you to love only me,
and I wait for a wedding day for us." Police said he hanged himself as his wife,
Noun Neat, 31, refused to let him marry his girlfriend.
OCTOBER 1: A 46-year-old poor woman, Sok Soy, was found hanged to death in
the early morning at her house in Ti Dop Praim village, Kampong Cham province. Police
said the woman committed suicide as she recently told her neighbor that she didn't
want to live any more as she had suffered from sickness for a long time.
OCTOBER 1: Chan Bunthoeun, 54, was axed and seriously injured during a family
argument at 8:30 am in Tasou village, Bati district, Takeo. Police said the man was
chopped once on the head by his step-son, Noun Routha, 18, who was angry after his
father tried to hit his mother while drunk. Police arrested Routha while he tried
OCTOBER 2: Choup Sinan, 23, a driver for the ASPECA, was found dead on a terrace
of Banteay Kdey temple in Siem Reap. Provincial Criminal Police Chief Ou Em said
the death possibly involved a robbery as his motorbike had been stolen. Sinan, who
worked part-time as a motodup driver, was reportedly murdered with a knife five days
OCTOBER 2: Police are looking for two people after they committed a robbery
in Trapaing Thnal village, Tram Kak district, Takeo. A motodup driver, Pich Tha,
33, told police the robbers axed him eight times and then struck him three times
on the head with the back of the ax before escaping on his bike. The victim was sent
to the provincial hospital for treatment.
OCTOBER 2: An 11-year-old girl was raped in the early morning at her house
in Kraing Yau village, Sa'ang district, Kandal. The girl told her parents that she
was raped by a neighbor, Sao San, 18, who was later arrested by police.
OCTOBER 2: Police arrested a 50-year-old man, Thaing Nget, after he was accused
of rape in Prey village, Srey Snom district, Siem Reap. Police are accusing Nget
of raping his 13-year-old daughter twice.
OCTOBER 3: A 64-year-old man, Yim Ron, was murdered at 8:30 am in Trea village,
Samrong Tong district, Kampong Speu. Police said a crowd of people stabbed him with
knifes and beat him with sticks until he died after they accused him of sorcery.
Ron had threatened to kill his neighbors with magic after they argued with him recently.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun