Jan 5: Mao Sokhun Thea, 24, was killed after she was run down by a truck
in front of Stung Meancheay pagoda. She was riding a moto with her fiancee at the
time of the accident.
Jan 6: Sam Ya, 31, was killed and three other men were seriously injured
in a traffic accident in front of the Ambassador Hotel. He and his friends were hit
Jan 7: Moung Chom Reurn, 37, was killed by robbers at his home. The victim's
father, Sy Moung, 57, said the robbers tied Reurn's arms and shot him three times.
Jan 7: Chea Ye, 34, was killed by Ee Heang at Russey Keo. A witness said
the two men had an argument about land the day before. Heang shot Ye three times
in the chest before escaping.
Jan 7: Eth Sila was killed and Lim Sambath and Poth Lim were seriously
injured in a traffic accident on Monivong Blvd. The three were riding a moto which
was hit by a sedan in a head-on collision.
Jan 8: Police arrested a crippled man who attempted to take the gallbladder
of a three-year-old girl by disemboweling her. The girl's mother shouted for police
after the man had cut her daughter's abdomen open.
Jan 8: Police arrested three men who stole 67,800,000 riel in police salaries
in Koh Kong. The three men - Ma Sophea Rath, Chan Sroun, and Soeun Sothy - were policemen
in Koh Kong.
Jan 9: Meas Yorn was arrested by military police after shooting at a porridge
restaurant on Monivong Blvd. Choeun, a cyclo driver, was seriously injured after
one of bullets hit him as he slept on his cyclo.
Jan 9: Neath Mony, 28, a robber, was killed by a mob of people after his
gang stole a motorbike. The other members of the gang escaped.
Jan 10: Koy Savath, 43, was seriously wounded by a gunman in front of the
Pka Chook Tep Dancing Restaurant. A witness said the gunman was drunk and asked a
hostess to sleep with him, but she said no and rode off on a moto. The man pulled
a gun and fired but missed, hitting Savath in the head instead.
Jan 11: Police arrested Path Samnang, 20, a cleaner at the Faculty of Medicine,
and Ly Na Lim, 17, a student, after they stole computers from the Faculty. They had
stolen keys from security to gain access to the computers.
Jan 11: Noun Chan Nang, 19, was apprehended and taken to police by the
parents of a school girl he allegedly raped. The ten-year-old girl said Nang threatened
to kill her if she told anybody.
Jan 13: Militiaman Nhep Hors, 22, died in hospital and policeman Joeum
Mao, 29, was injured after they were attacked by robbers at Dos village, San Long
commune, Kandal. One of the robbers, Chay Pheng Hong, 32, was killed by police while
the other robbers escaped.
Jan 15: A group of men - some in military uniform - fired guns and threw
a grenade in front of the military headquarters on Norodom Blvd.
Jan 15: Police arrested Sok Heng, 42, a former general, and Sek Kim Houth,
29, at a house on Mao Tse Tung Blvd. The two are suspects in the killing of a man
and stealing his motorbike.
Jan 16: Meam Sarak, 13, was killed and his brother Nak was seriously injured
in a traffic accident involving a water truck and a motor bike near the train station.
A witness said the truck hit the motor bike, which was crushed under the truck's
rear wheels, as it turned on to Pochentong Blvd.
Jan 16: Sor Sikrong, 27, was injured when his erstwhile friend, Men Vuthy,
27, shot him after the two argued in a cafe outside the Sharaton Hotel where both
worked as guards. During the argument Sikrong hit Vuthy's head with a gun. About
ten minutes later Vuthy returned and shot his attacker.
Jan 16: Thong Phal, 34, was killed by his wife Sroun Sok Chea, 23, who
bludgeoned him with a hatchet at Cherteal village, Kompong Cham province. After killing
her husband she surrendered to police. Neighbors said the two always argued.
- Complied by Bou Saroeun from Koh Santapheap and Chakraval