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Police Blotter: 22 June, 2001



JUNE 7: Kim Sam An, 35, a brothel owner, was freed at noon after her family

allegedly paid $9,000 to the court. The newspaper said that Sam An was arrested the

same day and handed over to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court after she was accused

of illegally detaining 25 Vietnamese at a brothel in Svay Pak village, Russei Keo

district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. 

JUNE 8: Tang Kiminh, 30, a Vietnamese national, was arrested for human

trafficking while staying at a guest house in Psah Kandal 2 precinct, Phnom Penh.

Police said the arrest came after a 16-year-old Vietnamese girl, Daing Ngock Long,

complained to the court that she was promised a job in Macao, but she was sold to

a brothel after she arrived there last November.

JUNE 9: Nguon Rith, 32, a math teacher from Bak Touk high school, was killed

in a robbery at 2 am in Toul Svay Prey 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim,

who was also an English teacher at Toul Sleng primary school, had had his feet tied

and was shot once in the right leg and then had his throat cut by three teens who

attempted to steal his brand new motorbike while Rith was sleeping at the school.

The robbers, Chhin Chanvirak, Khun Cheanich, and Mok Kolvirak, a son of Mok Narin,

a policeman from Phnom Penh's 7 January district, were gunned down by authorities

while trying to escape.

JUNE 9: A 25-year-old woman, Yim Sarek, died after she delivered a baby

at Chamkar Chek hospital in Sihanoukville. Newspapers reported the victim died from

blood loss after being left alone by hospital staff who were busy playing cards.

The baby was later rescued after suddenly losing consciousness.

JUNE 10: Chan Vannarak, 37, a math teacher, and his friend, Leng Kimseng,

35, were knifed and severely injured at 8:15 pm while riding a motorbike in front

of Preah Sisowath high school in Phnom Penh. The victims reported to police that

they were chopped from behind by two gangsters whom they had argued with earlier

the same evening about responsibility for a traffic accident.

JUNE 10: A 61-year-old man, Ouy Un, was gunned down while asleep at midnight

in Boeng Snoa village, Koas Kralor district, Battambang. District criminal police

officer said the victim, a poor farmer, was shot in the head with an AK-47 by an

unknown man who then escaped. Police said revenge is suspected as the motive for

the killing as the victim's property was not stolen.

JUNE 11: Phan Em, 22, was robbed of his car while waiting in front of his

house for the gate to open at noon in Toul Svay Prey 1, Phnom Penh. Two K-59 handgun-bearing

robbers then escaped with the car. The car was abandoned in Ong Tasom village, Takeo

province after one robber was gunned down by authorities and the other escaped.

JUNE 11: Nan Pheak, 28, was killed after he attempted to rob a moto-taxi

driver at 5:10 am in Khbal Spian village, O'Chrau district, Banteay Meanchey. Police

said the robber was arrested and beaten nearly to death by villagers and his body

was burned when he was still alive.

JUNE 12: A 51-year-old American national, Garneth Theodore, was found dead

in the early morning on the tile floor of his room in Beauty hotel on Preah Sihanouk

Blvd in Boeng Keng Kang 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who had been

in Cambodia for only two days as a tourist, possibly died from an overdose of prescription


JUNE 12: Chroeng Phan, 43, was gunned down while electrocuting fish at

8 am in a fishing lot in Chhoeu Khmao village, Koh Thom district, Kandal. The victim

was hit in the back and died instantly while trying to escape after he was ordered

to stop running away by soldiers from Brigade 601.

JUNE 13: Srieng Kunthea, 29, a student from the faculty of medicine, was

arrested in the morning while riding a motorbike on Preah Norodom Blvd in Phnom Penh.

Police said that Kunthea, who came from Prek Ho village in Kandal province, was accused

of raping a 20-year-old girl earlier this year.

JUNE 13: Mak Sophoin, 22, an employee of Pacific Kiss Karaoke, was robbed

of her brand new motorbike while riding at 5pm on 118 Street in Mitapheap commune,

Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who had borrowed the bike from her boyfriend,

was blocked and beaten on the head with a gun butt after she refused to hand over

the key to three robbers on a motorcycle.

JUNE 14: Mao Wang, 43, a pig slaughterer, was knifed to death in a family

quarrel at 10 pm in Steung Meanchey village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim was stabbed once in the throat by his wife, Lin Kim, 41, who was

angry after Wang had choked her while she was arguing with her 20-year-old daughter.

Kim was later arrested.

JUNE 14: Tim Yoeun, 37, a policeman, was robbed of his motorbike at 10:30

am in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. The victim, a part-time

moto-taxi driver, told police a robber aimed a K-54 handgun at him after he was ordered

to stop by a passenger who was the robber's accomplice. The robbers escaped.

JUNE 16: Alain Filip-Poberruti, 29, an Italian national, was arrested at

3:45 pm while having sex with four 12-year old boys in brush in Preah Kumlung precinct

near the Phnom Penh riverside. The Italian, who had been in Cambodia one week, was

arrested by authorities from the Ministry of Interior. The boys told police that

they were promised payment of $3 each from the Italian in return for anal sex.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampu- chea by

Aun Pheap



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