Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Reasmei Kampuchea by Aun
May 1: A boy, Phan Ny, 11, and an unidentified man were killed by lightning
during a storm in Chey Thom village, Kandal. The victims were looking after their
cow and buffalo in a rice-field at the time.
May 1: Yeat Saroeun, 39, was beaten and seriously wounded by robbers who took
his motor bike in Boeung Keng Kang 1, Phnom Penh. The robbers escaped safely.
May 2: Van Makara, 37, was killed by lightning while he was swimming with
his friends in strong rain near Pos Island, Koh Kong. An eyewitness said the victim
was hit twice by lightning, and that blood flowed from his nose and ear.
May 2: One person died and four others were seriously injured in an accident
on National Rt 4 in Veal village precinct, Koh Kong, when a car overtaking a tractor
ploughed into an oncoming vehicle.
May 2: Three offenders were arrested by criminal policemen in Daun Penh district
accused of stealing two motor bikes recently. These robbers are Van Setha, Chhai
Savuth, and Soung Pissia. Police said the robbers confessed that they sold a bike
for around $250 to $350 to someone at the Holiday Hotel.
May 3: Tear Savuth, 19, was arrested by policemen near the Independence Monument,
after three girls told police that he had raped them. Police said that the man and
his accomplices were known to have raped girls before, who went walking in the park
May 3: A gold seller, Noun Theary, 19, was beaten and injured by robbers who
took 38 damleung of gold, one million riel and $400 while she was walking from Doeum
Kor market to her house nearby. The robbers escaped safely.
May 3: Two unidentified robbers were shot dead by policemen after robbing
a motorbike from Min Bunchhean, police Deputy Inspector of Khsach Kandal district,
Kandal. The incident happened in Preah Kunlang Bridge precinct. Police said that
two others escaped with $100 and the victim's watch.
May 4: An unidentified man was shot dead and his body dropped on st 248 in
Veal Vong precinct. Police said the victim was shot one time in the left hip and
his hands were tied behind his back. The motivation for the killing is not known.
May 4: Two offenders, Chea Vannara and Wa Sovy were shot with AK47s and seriously
wounded by local policemen while they were trying to escape with a stolen motorbike.
The incident happened in Kampong Kantout market precinct, Kandal Stoeung district,
Kandal. Police took back the motorbike to the victim.
May 4: Un Salaut, 38, a security officer from the American Embassy, was shot
and wounded at 5:30 am by robbers who took his motorbike. The incident happened on
Norodom Blvd in front of Wat Than pagoda, Chamcarmon district. The robbers escaped.
Police said that there were at least seven robberies in that area in the previous
May 5: A priest, Eng Bunthoeun, 20, died immediately when he dismounted from
a motorbike taxi and was hit by a car on National rt 2 in Chak Angre Krom precinct,
Mean Chey district. The driver, Ream Van, 40, was arrested by police after the incident.
May 5: Vong Reasmei, 28, a murderer, was captured by policemen while staying
in a guest house in Sre Ambil district, Koh Kong. Police said the capture came after
a woman, Sim Nadany, accused Reasmei of murdering three of her relatives and robbing
their property late February in Phnom Penh.
May 6: Leng Rithy, 40, was arrested by Phnom Penh municipal criminal police
when he wrote a check without having money in the bank. The capture came after Cambodian
businessman Ouk Sunheang, 42, sent a complaint to the court saying that Leng Rithy
bought his goods and gave him a fake check.
May 7: Two people died and three others were seriously injured in an accident
at midnight on National road 2 in Chak Angre Leu precinct, Mean Chey district. Police
said the victims were drunk car mechanics who were driving from Ta Khmau to Phnom
Penh and hit an electrical post.
May 7: Suspected robber Sem Chhon, 47, was beaten to death at 4:30am by local
people in Prey Tea village precinct, Chom Chau commune, Dongkor district, Phnom Penh.
Police said that San Sophat, 37, an air force soldier, accused the victim of stealing
eight of his chickens.
May 8: Kong Hong, 28, a motor-taxi driver, was arrested immediately at 4:00pm
by police when he stabbed his friend in a gambling quarrel at a coffee shop in Boeung
Keng Kang 2 precinct, Chamcarmon district. Police said the victim was sent to Calmette
hospital after the incident.