Feb 19: A car driver is killed, five government soldiers and one
offender are wounded in a gunfight over ancient statues in Svay Chek district,
Banteay Meanchey. Four offenders were trying to take two small pieces of Yoni
statues from Tachou village in Svay Chek district for sale to Thai traders at
the Beong Trakuon border passage, when they were confronted by police on
Feb 23: Gold seller Bun Nguon, 45, and his son are seriously wounded
when an armed gang of criminals riding in a Camry car, robs 40 dumleungs of gold
[1 dumleung = $460], $1,000 and one million riel at the corner of Kampuchea Krom
Boulevard and Street 257. Nguon and his son were riding on their motorcycle from
a market at 5 pm when the criminals robbed them.
Feb 23: Police arrest Chhith Samborn, 25, who escaped from prison over
a year ago, while he is having a hair cut in a house in Sangkat Tuk La'ak, Khan
Toul Kok, Phnom Penh. Samborn was originally arrested by police while he was
looting a goods truck on Route 4 near Pik Nil in early 1993. He escaped from the
PJ prison in Phnom Penh in July 1993.
Feb 24: Police stop a truck smuggling 50 cases of Remy Martin and 41
cases of Johnny Walker. The truck belongs to a transport company near Phnom
Penh. Another truck with 300 cases of wine escapes police knowledge - and the
Feb 24: Nath Kamsoth, 17, is shot and killed by a 19-year old girl for
an attempted rape in her house in Tbong Khmom district, Kompong Cham. Police
send the girl and a CKC rifle to court.
Ear Heng, 25, is shot and killed by an unidentified offender who fires an
AK47 rifle at him while he is eating with his mother in their house in Thmei
village, Kompong Chhnang at 9:30 pm. Police are investigating.
Feb 27: Some 22 million riel is stolen by a gang of burglars who break
into Kompong Chhnang's Fishery Office at 2 pm. The staff member on the night
guard shift is sick and is sleeping at home when the burglary occurs.
Feb 28: Leang, 22, takes pesticide and kills herself after her boy
friend withdraws his heart from her. Leang is six months pregnant. The woman,
from Battambang, had rented a room on street 346 in Khan Toul Kok, Phnom
Feb 28: A villager is killed, two others wounded and 50 houses are
burned down when a gang of 200 Khmer Rouge guerrillas attacks Anlung Run
commune, Battambang at 7 am.
Mar 2: Sun Hay, 48, is wounded when his ex-wife, Sok Noy, 37, hits and
breaks his legs with an iron bar after a heated argument. Cyclo drivers help
take Hay to the Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh.
Mar 3: Algerian national Henry Nchek Weram, 23, is arrested by
Cambodian police at the Thai City Bank in Phnom Penh for allegedly cashing a
stolen check. Weram came to Cambodia on Mar 28 as a tourist.
Mar 3: A gang of two Thai and two Cambodian offenders was arrested by
police at 10 am for illegally importing through Poi Pet some $1.5 million
[believed to be counterfeit] from neighboring Aranyaprathet in Thailand. The
police are holding the offenders while investigating to find out whether the
currency is counterfeit ones or has been stolen from an overseas bank. In Jan
Thai police arrested two Thai offenders on Thai soil bordering Khmer town of
Poipet, while they were trying to bring in fake $100 notes totaling $390,000.
Sources say there are some $10 million in counterfeit bills hidden in
Aranyapathet to be imported to Cambodia.
Feb 4: Lim Neang, 31, is robbed at gunpoint of his 100 cc Honda
motorcycle by three armed offenders riding on another 100 cc motorcycle on
Monireth Boulevard in Phnom Penh.
- Summarized by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer newspapers.