August 2: Mao Savo, 37, died instantly in an accident at 5:10 pm on 369
Street in O Andaung village, Mean Chey district, outskirts. A traffic policeman said
the victim was hit from front by a Hyundai car loading pure water from Anodat company
while carrying his wife with one boy and one daughter, who were also seriously injured.
The car driver escaped.
August 2: A 42-year-old man, Svay Savad, was found hanging in a toilet
of his house in the early morning in Wat Liep village, Chamcar Samrong commune, Battambang.
According to his wife, Kong Kheng, 43, her husband, a gambler from Romeas Hek district
in Svay Reang province, killed himself because he owed $3200 from gambling.
August 3: Khin Thol, 50, was gunned down by authorities at 1:30 pm in Srah
Chak commune, Daun Penh district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the
victim, accused of buying motorbikes from robbers, was shot six times and died on
the spot after he tried to escape when police brought him to show where he hid a
handgun. Sok Khun, 16, who had robbed 40 times, was also arrested after he robbed
a bike and sold it to the buyer.
August 3: Hou Sambo, 36, was chopped with an ax and seriously injured at
2:30 pm while driving a motorbike slowly in Chbar Ampeou 2 precinct, Mean Chey district,
Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit on the back of his head by Phin Sokha,
17, who tried to steal his bike. Sokha in turn was chopped in the head by Sambo,
who fought to take the ax from him.
August 3: Tes Salon, 40, was arrested in the morning by provincial authorities
after he robbed 700,000 riel from a seller in downtown Steung Treng. Police said
three people were seriously wounded when the robber tried to exchange fire to escape
by a boat carrying 31 passengers. The passengers were threatened with death by hand
grenade when the authorities tried to arrest him.
August 3: Thabo Lidad, 23, was shot dead with an AK-47 at 4:00 pm at her
house in Toul Thnoat village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the victim
was hit twice by her 28-year-old estranged husband, Srey Sarik, who had become angry
when his wife asked to cut off the relationship so she marry with another man. Sarik
shot himself in the head after killing his wife.
August 3: Hou Sambo, 36, was chopped and seriously injured in a drinking
quarrel at 4:00 pm in Prek Pra commune, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of Phnom
Penh. Police said the victim was hit once on his head with an ax by Phin Sokha, 17,
who became angry when Sambo rejected his idea in a conversation. Sokha was beaten
till he lost consciousness by neighbors at the same time.
August 3: The body of a 47-year-old woman, Thlang Ron, was lifted up out
of the water in the early morning after she drowned three days earlier in Phat Sondai
commune, Baribo district, Kampong Chhnang. According to her husband, Wa Touch, 44,
his wife, a fishery worker, was drunk and slid down into the river while walking
out of a floating house to urinate.
August 3: Yu Mao, 29, was stabbed and seriously injured at night while
riding a motorbike on Sisowath Quay in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said
the victim was stabbed once in his right shoulder with a knife by Vien Yaing Long,
22, who had become angry when he was criticized after he honked a horn to overtake.
The assailant, a cake maker, was arrested.
August 4: Chan Thy, 35, was arrested for a murder he is accused of committing
a year ago in Phnom Penh. Police said Sambath Bun, 39, an Australian who was married
to a Cambodian, was killed with a K-59 handgun and his body dropped on a footpath
in O Bakaam precinct, outskirts. Chan Thy confessed that he killed Bun because when
Bun got angry he would always torture his wife, who is suspected of involvement in
August 4: Chu Yteu, 45, was robbed of $2,000 while driving a car on Veng
Sreng road in Chrey Korng village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Police said the victim, a director of Hong Wa garment company, was ordered to stop
and beaten on his head with an AK-47 while returning from taking money from a bank.
One of five robbers in two cars was shot dead by his accomplices to keep him quiet
after he was seriously wounded during the robbery.
August 4: A 32-year-old man, Men Hurn, was shot dead at 10:00 pm while
sleeping at his house in Chrak Sangke village, Samaki Meanchey district, Kampong
Chhnang. Police said the victim, who was believed to be a sorcerer and was the father
of three children, was shot four times in the stomach and his head with an AK-47.
The criminal is unknown.
August 5: Bun Senghou, 44, a moto-taxi driver, was chopped and seriously
injured by his passenger at 2:30 pm in Trapaing Chhouk village, Russei Keo district,
outskirts. Police said the victim was asked to park, then hit from behind his head
with a big knife by the passenger, who attempted to steal his bike. The robber, Ly
Pheap, 20, was arrested immediately.
August 5: Thun Buntheang, 23, and his girlfriend, Ly Nim, 23, died instantly
the day before their wedding in an accident at 5:30 pm on National Road 6 in Phnom
Bak Pieng precinct, Batheay district, Kampong Cham. Police said the victims were
hit by a truck loading logs after their motorcycle was hit by another bike while
returning from Phnom Penh with a motorbike.
August 5: A 47-year-old woman, Lim Sokhon, was robbed of 50 damleung of
gold at 5:00 pm while driving a motorbike toward her house in Kook Srok village,
Siem Reap province. Police said the victim, a gold seller from Psah Puok, was accosted
by two robbers on a motorcycle who aimed a handgun at her and threatened to kill
her if she did not hand over the gold.
August 5: Kim Ly, 31, was chopped with an ax and seriously injured in a
family quarrel at 6:00 pm in Boeng Bei village, Moong district, Battambang. Police
said the victim was hit three times on his head, shoulder and chest by his 21-year-old
nephew, Doeun, who became angry when he was criticized as a drunkard after he ranted
and raved while drinking wine with neighbors.
August 6: Chea Yu, 28, was beaten unconscious by a bodyguard of the Customs
Department Chief, Pen Siman, and threatened with death by handgun, at 2:30 pm after
having an accident in Chom Chao commune, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom
Penh. A local newspaper said the victim had been riding a motorcycle and hit the
bodyguard's Landcruiser car in the front. The bike was seized by police at the bodyguard's
August 6: Dith Kron, 33, was chopped and seriously injured at midnight
while returning from drinking wine in Toul Domnak village, Barai district, Kampong
Thom. Police said the victim was hit from behind his shoulder with an ax by his brother-in-law,
Soung Pheap, 30, who had defended his sister after Kron threatened to kill her with
a knife when she refused to give 15,000 riel to pay for wine.
August 6: Dy Ros, 20, was sent to Sihanouk hospital at 2:00 am after suffering
acid burns in Kaki Thom village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the victim
had acid poured over his face and body while asleep in front of his house. According
to his sister, the victim was mistakenly attacked by a neighbor who was intending
to kill her husband, who had asked the neighbor to pay for a bicycle he had borrowed
August 6: Nin Sokhe, 14, was chopped to death at 11:30 am while she was
watching cows in a ricefield in Chombak village, Kiri-vong district, Takeo. A witness
reported to the police that the victim was hit six times with a big knife by a man
who was angry after he was chopped once while he was trying to rape her older sister,
Nin Sokhim, 16, who was also chopped to death at the same time. The criminal, who
is known to the police, escaped.
August 7: Chea Son, 38, a worker, died instantly in an accident at 11:00
am in a powder factory in Boeng Trabak precinct, Chamcar-mon district, Phnom Penh.
A witness said the victim, who was married with five children, and from Mean Chey
village, Romduol district, Svay Reang, was hit by a truck loading stone columns while
carrying a bag of rice from a riverside to the factory.
August 7: Uy Bunheang, 46, was sent to Sihanouk hospital after he was injured
at 7:30 pm on Kampuchea Krom Street in De-pot 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. A traffic police
said the victim, a border policeman from the Interior Ministry, was beaten and his
right ear bitten off by Seng Srah and Seng Phalla, who became angry when ordered
to stop for negotiation after an accident.
August 8: Six journalists from local newspapers were beaten and injured
by restaurant hirelings at midnight while drinking beer at Phka Thmar restaurant
on Mao Tsetoung Blvd in Boeng Trabak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Heng Tharidh,
Bun Somnang, Duot Sadeth, Pich Ros, Meng Ly and Thong Davuth, were hit with bottles
and chairs when they refused to pay $4 after two glasses were broken.
August 8: A 36-year-old taxi-driver, Phan, was killed at 4:00 pm while
carrying two robbers, Phan Phaneth, 18, and Sun Than, 19, who were injured at the
same time on National Road 5 in Maluo Moeun village, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal.
Police said the robbers, who were trying to escape from Banteay Meanchey province,
were pinned down by a palm tree that fell on the car.
August 9: Nom Bun, 20, was sent to Preah Sihanouk hospital after he was
burned at 6:40 pm on Russian Federation Bld in Poprak Khang Tbaung village, Dangkor
district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim caught fire after
another traveler threw a cigarette on his motorcycle while he was carrying four cans
of gasoline. His bike was incincerated.
August 9: Noeu Yan, 33, was robbed of his motorcycle at 3:00 pm while carrying
a girl in Chamcar Kaosu Piem Chaing precinct, O Raing Ov district, Kampong Cham.
Police said the victim, a moto-taxi driver, was persuaded to go to a quiet place
where her accomplices lay in wait. Yan was ordered to stop and had a long gun aimed
at him by two robbers who stole his bike.
August 10: Sam Nath, a deputy commissioner from Mongkul Borei district
in Banteay Meanchey province, was shot and wounded in a robbery at 7:00 pm in Phnom
Tauch precinct. Police said the victim was hit with a K-59 handgun while exchanging
fire when a moto-taxi driver asked for help because two robbers attempted to steal
his bike. One robber was gunned down.
August 11: A 20-year-old man, Long Lon, a blacksmith at Heng Ly company,
was electrocuted at 5:10 pm while fixing an electric wire at the new Orasey market
in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, from Papel village, Romeas Hek district in
Kampong Cham province, fell down and his head had massive injuries after he was shocked,
and he died a few minutes later.
August 11: Sok Nara, 28, a master kidnapper known as Rasmach, was gunned
down at 8:00 am while driving a motorbike from his girlfriend's house at 4:20 am
in Russei Srok village, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police
said the kidnapper was surrounded and shot dead while exchanging fire trying to escape
after he was found in a tree.
August 11: One grenade exploded at midnight outside a house in Sre Khnar
village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Nou Sam Oeun, a former
policeman, said the grenade, from the former Soviet Union, was fixed under his room
by an unidentified neighbor who was trying to kill him.
August 12: The body of a 30-year-old unidentified woman was lifted out
of the water after she was found floating in a river at 4:50 pm behind Tonle 2 restaurant
in Psah Kandal 1 commune, Phnom Penh. After inspection, police said the victim, believed
to be Vietnamese, may have been killed and her body dropped in the river as her head
had massive injuries.
August 13: A 51-year-old man, Sok Mao, was found dead at night in Boeng
Sralang commune, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. His younger brother, Sok Poeu, reported
to the police that the victim, a construction worker from Kraing Chek village, Kampong
Speu province, may have died from much blood flowing from his mouth as he had always
drunk a lot of wine every night.
August 14: Prok Aun, 49, was sent to hospital after she was beaten unconscious
at 8:00 pm in Teuk Laak 3 precinct, Toul Kok district, on the outskirts of Phnom
Penh. Police said she was hit on her head with the handle of an ax by her husband,
Chan Mon, 63, who had become angry as he was not allowed to get in after he came
back from drinking wine. Mon was arrested.