AUGUST 11: Police arrested a deputy secretary general of provincial office,
So Sambath, 52, who killed his nephew-in-law, Yu Soknin, 25, at 6:30pm in Ti Mouy
village, Kampong Chhnang province. Police said Sambath was drunk and hit Soknin in
the temple with a nail fixed to a long stick. Police said Sambath was angry after
Soknin came to help his wife, Chan Dalin, 23, who argued with him over a plastic
bag of garbage in front of her house.
AUGUST 11: Yan Nin, 21, was arrested and later sent to a provincial court
after a couple accused him of raping their daughter, in Santepheap commune, Battambang
province. The couple said Nin brought their daughter to a corn yard where they came
upon while he was raping the daughter. Nin denied the charge and said he just embarrassed
the girl and kissed her.
AUGUST 12: Keo Sovannarith, 29, was shot and wounded during a robbery at 10:30pm
while driving home on a motorbike in Sras Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Sovannarith told
a security guard, after an ambulance dropped him at Calmette Hospital, that three
robbers on a motorbike blocked his path and shot him once in the chest with a handgun
then escaped on his bike.
AUGUST 12: Sreng Kimveng, 43, a gold vendor, was sent to Visal Sok clinic
after four people wounded him during a robbery at around 5pm in Boeng Salang commune,
Phnom Penh. An eyewitness told police the four robbers entered Kimveng's house and
shot him in the neck with a handgun then escaped after collecting 40 damleung of
gold and platinum.
AUGUST 13: Mak Em, 34, a married man, was arrested by police for a rape he
committed the previous year in Boeng Trao village, Kampong Speu province. Police
said Em raped a 17-year-old girl then made her pregnant. She now has a baby from
the rape. The girl said Em raped her while she was walking home from a nearby grocery
shop where she bought petroleum on November 11.
AUGUST 14: The body of an unidentified woman was found floating in a lake
in Lek Mouy village, Sihanoukville. Police lifted up the body out of water for examination
and said murder was the motivation of the killing because she had been injured on
her neck and face. Police said the woman was killed elsewhere and her body dumped
in the lake three days before.
AUGUST 14: Um Vuthea, 25, a garment worker, was shot and wounded during a
robbery at 7:30pm in Prey Kay village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Vuthea, now
under medical treatment at So Pheaktra clinic, said three robbers shot him in the
stomach with an AK-47 then attempted stealing his motorbike while parking at a gasoline
AUGUST 14: Pal Rithimon, 42, a military major, was arrested for questioning
after people accused him of not paying them for goods they supplied the previous
year in Phnom Penh. Police said Rithimon, an immigrant from Germany, diverted hundreds
of thousands of dollars from businesspeople when he was a construction manager. People
said in a complaint that Rithimon had bought their construction materials but they
never received the money for it.
AUGUST 15: Meak Vannak, 21, was found dead in O'Tumneap village, Kampong Speu
province. Police said Vannak was chopped in the head and the neck with a heavy knife.
Police suspect that the killing happened elsewhere and his body was dropped in the
village the previous night while walking home from a neighbor's house where he watched
AUGUST 15: Heng Chamnan, 50, owner of Ouk Poch Cambodia Co,Ltd, escaped after
forty-nine people filed a complaint for conning people in investing money in Phnom
Penh. People said Chamnan collected around $500 to $2,500 and promised to offer jobs
in South Korea, but he did nothing. The people filed a complaint to General Hing
Bunheang, chief of bodyguard for the Prime Minister, because Chamnan worked as a
lieutenant colonel at his unit.
AUGUST 15: Um Chhai, owner of Chhai Chhai Investment company and also advisor
to the National Assembly's President Heng Samrin, was arrested for questioning after
the government suspected him of dealing with drugs in Treng Trayeung commune, Kampong
Speu province. Interior Ministry's spokesman, Kheav Sopheak, said police arrested
Chhai while he was crossing the border returning from Thailand to Poi Pet commune
in Banteay Meanchey province.
AUGUST 16: Pich Chep, 38, a recycling dealer, died at Calmette Hospital after
he attempted suicide in Makak commune, Kandal province. His wife said Chep poisoned
himself with insecticide because he was worried after authorities threatened to shoot
him and confiscated his recycling materials while transporting it on the way to Kampong
AUGUST 16: Siv Eang, 38, was arrested for attempted murder in Phnom Prasarth
village, Battambang province. Police said Eang attempted to kill Chang Sengtheang,
38, who is now under medical treatment at a hospital in Vietnam. Sengtheang was severely
injured after his truck exploded due to TNT placed by Eang following a business revenge
which happened five days ago. Police later arrested another man who hired Eang to
AUGUST 18: Six people escaped after injuring three villagers during a nighttime
robbery in Chhouk village, Kampong Cham province. Nhan Bo,33, who was shot in the
thigh and now under treatment at a provincial hospital, said the robbers forced and
opened a back door of his house and fired four times then escaped after stealing
one damleung of gold, and one million riel in cash.
AUGUST 18: Two gunmen were arrested after police wounded them during a robbery
at 8:30pm in Boeng Keng Kang 2 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the two, Som Thy,
25, and Nith Khnit, 28, exchanged gunfire with authorities while escaping after robbing
a motorbike owner, Chhoun Kosal, 21. Police said Nith was shot in the stomach and
he died at Monivong hospital.