Jan 31: AVietnamese man, Kveang Vang Koeung, 30, was arrested by passers-by
when he stole the motorcycle of Som Salad, a popular Cambodian singer, on Sothearas
Feb 1: A total of 39 squatter houses were burnt down on the top floor of
a building in Sangkat Sras Chok, Khan Daun Penh. The fire was apparently started
by a kerosene lamp. One child was killed when Thy Chen, 30, threw her children from
the top floor to the roof of the third floor four meters below. She accidently missed
the roof with her last child, who fell 28 meters to the ground and later died in
Feb 1: Police arrested two robbers - Kong Vek Ngok, 18, and Lok Hafat,19
- after they robbed Eng Kamnara of his motorcycle on St 15. Kamnara suffered a stab
wound to his neck in the robbery.
Feb 1: Nop Sokhun, 20, who allegedly raped a French national on July 5,
1996, was arrested by Khan Toul Kok police after he came to Phnom Penh. Police said
that he had earlier fled the capital to Kratie province.
Feb 2: Police arrested two burglars - Tem Daro, 36, and Moeun Tong, 27
- who allegedly planned to loot some property in Khan Toul Kok. Police seized keys,
iron cutters, knives, screwdrivers, but one burglar later escaped.
Feb 2: One man was killed and another two were seriously injured when they
were hit by a car on Street 271. The driver escaped without taking his car with him.
Feb 2: Tee, 28, who is a beer delivery man in Kompong Thom, was injured
by a teenager who stabbed him twice with a knife at Phtah Khuiv Restaurant. A teenage
gang member was arrested.
Feb. 2: A 17-year-old girl who is a night club girl was abducted after
she agreed to sleep with a customer at a guest house. The guards would not allow
her to leave and sold her to Toul Kork brothel for $300.
Feb 3: Ly Heng, 27, was arrested by military police after he stole two
cars from a house in Sangkat Tuk Laok Khan Daun Penh.
Feb 3: Phal Dara, 20, was arrested by police after he kidnapped three school
boys, apparently to take them and sell them in Koh Kong province. The boys were held
at a house in Phnom Penh, but the house owner told them to escape. One managed to
run away and alert the police.
Feb 4: Chu Vay, 29, a Chinese national, was seriously beaten after other
Chinese offenders kidnapped him and ordered him to ring relatives in China for a
ransom of $150,000. Vay escaped, and his attackers ran off with his necklace, wrist
watch and $700.
Feb 6: Hem Then, 34, and Leng Min, 24, were killed by three armed men at
22:50pm while they were eating duck eggs in front of the Sorya Hotel in Sihanoukville.
The motive is unknown.
Feb 7: A 20-year-old girl, Ban Thy, was killed by her boyfriend's gang
when they were drunk and her body was dumped in Saang district, Kandal. The gang
Feb 7: Keo Sameth, 46, a district governor and Oum Ath, a deputy commander
of Mesang district, were injured when bandits shot them in Prey Romdeng commune,
Prey Veng province, about 8pm.
Feb 8: Lay Ron, 26, was killed by Chat Nat, 14, with an AK47 while the
victim was fighting with Chat Chom, Nat's father. A witness said the pair argued
after they got drunk with sour palm juice. Chat Nat ran away after the shooting.
Feb 9: Soldiers Ki Kim Ang, 28, was killed and Chao Huy, 25, was seriously
injured, when unknown gunman shot at them mid-afternoon in Kandal village Khan Meanchay.
Feb 9: Dy Sophan, 27, was shot and wounded by her husband at 1am in a Phnom
Penh squatters house. Her husband said she had another man.
Feb 10: A 45-year-old man, Khiev Samoun, a printing house security guard,
hung himself at 7:30pm in the Renakse 2 Thnou printing house in Phnom Penh city because
he was angry with his wife.
Feb 10: So Toch, 16, was killed and other two people were seriously injured
in a traffic accident between a car and a moto outside of a rubber plantation at
Feb 11: Khoeun Sokhan, 28, was killed after unidentified men attacked him
with a hatchet at his house in Oloc village of Kampoung Cham province. The offenders
Feb 11: Police arrested Peang Cham Roen after he had raped and killed his
girlfreind Soun Malay, 24, behind her house on a Phnom Penh river bank three days
Feb 13: Preap Savang, 42, was wounded by three bandits at 2am at his house
in Sangkat Stung Meanchay, Khan Meanchay after he try to fight off the bandits.
Feb 13: A 28-year-old widow, Leng Keang, was killed in a traffic accident
after a truck hit her while she was walking across a road at Kandal Stung district
of Kandal province.
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Bou