SEPTEMBER 26: Vea Khlay, 37, was axed to death in a family quarrel at 10:30
pm in Boeung Samrong village, Battambang province. Police said the man was chopped
eleven times on the head and face by his wife, Sau Siem, 35, who was angry as he
had beaten her while he was drunk. Siem later committed suicide using poison, orphaning
SEPTEMBER 27: A suspected robber, Prak Savun, 22, was arrested after a
theft committed the previous month in Boeung Keng Kang 2 precinct, Chamkar Morn district,
Phnom Penh. Police said Savun, a garment worker at the Kim Phany Garment Factory,
disappeared after stealing $20,000 from the factory. Police are searching for an
alleged accomplice, Sim Sem, 23.
SEPTEMBER 27: A 45-year-old woman, Chin Vimsrey, was beaten to death at
7 pm in Khna village, Tram Kak district, Takeo province. Police said the woman, who
was married with eight children, was hit three times on the head with the blunt end
of an ax by her husband, Sao Savy, 46. He was immediately arrested.
SEPTEMBER 28: Police found the body of Moung Dany, 20, floating in the
river at 1:30 pm in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Police said the man,
a security guard with Protek, had committed suicide. He had left a message with a
friend stating that: "I would like to say goodby to everybody as I'm going to
die." Police sent his body to Wat Ounalom for cremation.
SEPTEMBER 28: A 30-year-old man, Chey, was shot dead in an exchange of
fire with police during a robbery at 6:10 pm in Teuk Laak commune, Phnom Penh. Police
arrested his accomplice, Keo Kimsuon, 22. Koy Phanarith, a police officer, was wounded
and sent to Calmette Hospital after trying to arrest the two men who had attempted
to steal a motorbike from Kean Ann, 28.
SEPTEMBER 29: Police arrested Chheng Bonlek, 18, and Bun Ly, 19, after
they were accused of stealing jewelry the previous week in Prek Leap village, Russei
Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said the men and four accomplices had stolen 50
damleung of gold, $700 and 5 million riel from gold seller San Hun. Police confiscated
a motorbike from the robbers and gave it to San Hun as compensation.
SEPTEMBER 29: A 17-year-old girl was raped in Romchek Buon village, Battambang
province. Police said the girl, a fruit-shake vendor, was lured to another location
where she was raped by Chea Veasna, 20, who is a mechanic. He was later arrested.
SEPTEMBER 30: Major Soth Vuthy, 38, of the army's troop development office
was found dead at 6:15 am in a rice field on Route 4 in Trapaing Tras village, Samrong
Tong district, Kampong Speu. Police said the death was not suspicious as he still
had his gold necklace, his watch and his handphone. They surmised that he had drowned
SEPTEMBER 30: Heng Sokteng, 26, was sent to Preah Kossamak Hospital for
treatment after he had acid thrown on him while riding a motodop at 5:30 pm on Monivong
Boulevard in Tonle Bassac precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said two unknown men threw
the acid at Sokteng, a garment worker, before fleeing on a motorbike. His driver,
In Savoeun, 26, was also injured.
SEPTEMBER 30: Police arrested Keo Pisey, 21, after he was accused of a
kidnapping in O'Russei 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Pisey kidnapped his younger
brother, then wrote a demand letter for $2,000 to his mother after he incurred a
football gambling debt. His mother, Chea Kimlarb, 46, said Pisey had threatened in
the letter to kill his brother if she reported the abduction to the authorities.
OCTOBER 1: A 28-year-old man, Heak Sophanarith, who worked at the Senate,
was found hanged from a wall of his house in the early morning in Chey Chumnas commune,
Phnom Penh. His friend, Peng Pheara, 25, told police that Sophanarith hanged himself
after his girlfriend left him for another man.
OCTOBER 1: Song Mao, 22, a motodop driver, was shot and robbed while waiting
for passengers at 1 pm on the corner of 107 and 128 streets in Monorom commune, Prampi
Makara district, Phnom Penh. Mao told police that a man struck him with the butt
of a K-54 handgun then shot him once after he tried to prevent him from stealing
OCTOBER 1: Chan Seng, 18, was beaten to death in a drinking quarrel at
8:45 pm in Psar Doeum Thkau precinct, Chamkar Morn district, Phnom Penh. A witness,
Chhun Savuth, 18, told police that Seng, who was drunk, was killed with a hoe after
he and Khuot Sam-nong argued over who deserved the respectful term bong thom, or
big brother. Samnong escaped, but two other men were taken in for questioning by
OCTOBER 2: Seang Socheat, 24, was robbed of his motorbike at 7 am on 208
Street in Boeung Raing commune, Phnom Penh. Socheat told police that two men on a
motorbike blocked his path, then struck him on the head with the butt of a K-54 handgun
before making off with his new bike.
OCTOBER 2: Phoeun Phal, 30, was shot dead while trying to evade arrest
at 6:20 am after he was accused of a murder committed two weeks earlier in Tuol Sophy
village, Udong district, Kampong Speu. Police said Phal escaped to Kam Nop village,
Kandal province after he and his six accomplices killed Suon Hing, a deputy inspector
of Udong district, then stole his motorbike.
OCTOBER 2: Police arrested Yong Routha, 19, on suspicion of rape in Sansom
Kosal 1 village, Boeung Tumpon commune, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. District police
deputy inspector Em Limhel said Routha had twice raped a 7-year-old girl while her
parents were away from home.
OCTOBER 3: A 42-year-old woman, Si Samoeun, was sent to hospital for treatment
after she was shot in the chest with a K-54 handgun at 5:45 am at a guest house in
Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Samoeun refused to talk to police about the shooting,
but her friend Kong Som Ol, 26, said she purchased the gun to take revenge on a debtor
who owed her $700.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun