NOVEMBER 7: Police are looking for Toun Tieng after he knifed Phan Vuthy,
19, during a quarrel at night in Chrak Bansok village, Kampong Speu province. Vuthy
told police that Tieng chopped him once in the head after he stepped on his feet
while dancing in a Kathan festival celebrated at Ang Chamnorm pagoda. Police sent
Vuthy to a provincial hospital for treatment.
NOVEMBER 7: Uy Um, 45, a motodop driver, was sent to Preah Kossamak Hospital
for treatment after being axed in a robbery at 10 pm on Street 528 in Boeng Kak 1
commune, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. Police said Um's passenger chopped him several
times in the head and then stole his bike.
NOVEMBER 8: Touch Sopha, 20, was found dead in a rice field in Kauk Thmey
village, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal. Police said Sophal was strangled and then his
body was put in a plastic bag and dumped elsewhere after his motorbike was stolen.
Lim Chanda, a Karaoke shop worker, was arrested for questioning as she spent a full
night singing with him.
NOVEMBER 8: Sor Sophany, 15, was sent to Russian Hospital for treatment
after he was accidentally shot at 7:30 am in Prek Talong village, Meanchey district,
Phnom Penh. Police said the boy was shot once in the waist with an AK-47 by Pen Sophal,
24, who was angry and attempted to kill his brother, Pen Sidara, 21, during an argument.
Police arrested Sophal after the shooting.
NOVEMBER 9: Police arrested Long Kan, 83, after he killed his wife, Min
Yuon, 79, in Teng Mao village, Chantrea district, Svay Rieng province. Police said
he was angry at his wife and beat her to death with a stick as she threw a bag on
his head while leaving the house after arguing with her over money two weeks ago.
Police said Kan's family had tried to keep the matter quiet.
NOVEMBER 11: A 74-year-old woman, Mao Aun, was knifed to death in a robbery
at night while leaving her house to collect rain water in Sleng Roleung village,
Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said she was reportedly
stabbed three times in the neck by one of her neighbors who stole $2,000 she had
received from selling a part of her land.
NOVEMBER 11: Or Khon, 63, and his daughter, Khon Sophea, 24, were robbed
at midnight in Trapaing Anchanh village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom
Penh. The victims told police around eight masked people entered their house and
aimed AK-47s at them, then they stole five damleung worth of jewelry, $300, a handphone,
and two watches.
NOVEMBER 11: Police are looking for a soldier, Van Ny, 40, after he axed
Sim Nhien, 45, a deputy commander of O'Raing Ov Military headquarters in Kampong
Cham province. Police said Ny was angry and chopped the head of Nhien eight times
after he tried to woo his wife while he was drunk. Police sent the victim to a district
hospital for treatment.
NOVEMBER 12: Two suspected robbers, Mith Pheap, 19, and Thim Pheak, 19,
were arrested while parking their motorbike at 1:15 pm in Boeung Bayarb village,
Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Chin Sokliat, 23, told police that the two blocked
his path and aimed at him with an unidentified handgun, then they escaped on his
NOVEMBER 12: Sun Chan-sopheak, 10, was found hanged at 6:30 pm in Khvar
village, Dangkor district, Phnom Penh. Police said the boy, a son of Sun Chansophy,
a bodyguard of the Prime Minister Hun Sen, was murdered and his body hanged at a
window in his uncle's house. Noeu Bunsreang, 36, was later arrested for questioning
as the victim had been seen with him.
NOVEMBER 13: Police arrested Sum Saroeun, 54, after he was accused of a
murder in Tareap village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said Saroeun killed
three men after they attempted to steal his 10 ducks on a rice field.
NOVEMBER 13: A 34-year-old woman, Chea Vuthy, was sent to a hospital for
treatment after being burned with acid at around 6 am while preparing her goods at
Par Hy market where she works everyday. A market worker told police that three people
came and threw the acid over her back, then escaped on a motorbike. Police said she
suffered severe burns to her chest.
NOVEMBER 13: Sanuy Sam-nang, 29, a disabled man, was sent to Calmette Hospital
after he attempted suicide while he was drunk at 7 pm in Boeung Salang commune, Tuol
Kork district, Phnom Penh. Police said the man stabbed himself several times with
a knife as he had a love crisis after his girlfriend left him for another man.
NOVEMBER 14: Roy Vutha, 21, a student at the National Institute for Management,
was robbed of his new motorbike at noon in Sansom Kosal 1 village, Meanchey district,
Phnom Penh. Vutha told police two gunmen aimed at his waist, then they stole his
bike while leaving his house for school.
NOVEMBER 14: Tech Sokheng, 54, a fish vendor at Olympic Market, was axed
and severely injured in a robbery while leaving her house on a motorbike at 4 am
in Svay Park village, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. A neighbor
told police that three robbers blocked her path and chopped her three times. Then
they stole her bike, and her bag with a million riel and $500.
NOVEMBER 15: Loeun Chi, 21, an English translator, was robbed of his motorbike
at 7:45 am while riding on National Road 5 in Tuol Sangke commune, Russei Keo district,
Phnom Penh. Chi told police that three gunmen on a motorbike blocked his path and
aimed a weapon at him, then they stole his new bike.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun