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Police Blotter: 24 March 1995



Mar 8: Four boys aged between 11 and 14 are killed when a land mine

explodes in Kokoh commune, Maung district, Battambang. The four kids are tending

and looking for their missing cows, and hit a booby trap laid by the Khmer



Mar 10: Police arrest Huot Beou, 25, who has poisoned a moto-taxi

driver to steal his motorcycle in Phnom Penh.

Mar 11: Eng Ly, 30, is stabbed and killed by the first wife of her

husband, a Phnom Penh-Kompong Cham taxi driver. Ly, the second wife, lives in

Tuk Thlar commune, Kompong Chhnang.

Mar 11: A gang of Khmer Rouge guerrillas kidnap 31 farmers while they

are harvesting their rice in Rattanakmondul district, Battambang.

Mar 11: Police stop a mainland Chinese man who carries a Cambodian

passport and identity card - but he cannot speak any Khmer - at the Pochentong

airport, Ung Kim Hong says he came to Cambodia from Vietnam through Svay Rieng

in Oct 1994, and spent $400 hiring people to get him an ID card and a passport.

Police send the man to the Ministry of Interior.

Mar 12: A lady is killed when two armed offenders, dressed in police

uniform, fire an M-6 rifle shot at a goods truck at an illegal check point in

Samaki Mean Chey district, Kompong Chhnang.

Mar 12: Moto-taxi driver Meach Sameth, 44, is robbed of his Honda c90

motorcycle by an offender carrying a hand gun near Wat Phnom at 1:50 pm.

Mar 13: Two offenders, dressed in military uniform, rob Chhum Kul, 22,

of a Honda c90 motorcycle in his house on street 302 in Sangkat Beong Keng Kang

I, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh.

Mar 14: Police find the body of an unidentified man floating in a pond

near the Pochentong airport. Police say they find a piece of bamboo presumably

used to kill the man. An investigation is going on.

Mar 15: Chin Sokun, 24, is arrested by the police for using a

counterfeit check under the UNDP logo to cash $3,550 at the Foreign Trade bank.

Police say Sokun used to be a UNDP staff member in Cambodia, but was dismissed

after he had stolen a motorcycle from the organization in Oct 1994.

Mar 15: Sun Meng, 43, is robbed of his Honda c100 motorcycle by three

armed offenders riding on another motorcycle while he is stopping to drop his

children at the Bac Touk school in Phnom Penh at 6:45 am.

Mar 16: Police arrest seven offenders, including police Capt Or

Sokhom, 28, working at the communication department of the Ministry of Interior,

for having illegally used the ministry's IDD phone network for his rental

overseas service. Police say the illegal use of the service cost more than

$100,000 for a period of two to three months.

Mar 16: Three villagers are killed and seven others seriously wounded

when a gang of 20 Khmer Rouge guerrillas attacks and loots people at Kompong

Trach market in Lungvek commune, Kompong Tralach district, Kompong Chhnang, at

12 midnight.

Mar 17: Police shoot and kill an unidentified man carrying an AK 47

rifle after he refused to stop and fired a shot at the police at a weapons

checkpoint at the corner of Monireth and Sihanouk blvds in Phnom Penh. No

details are reported.

Mar 18: Two people are killed and six others wounded when an earth

carrying truck overturns on to them at the Monivong bridge in Phnom Penh's

Southeast at 5:50 am.

Mar 18: Moto-taxi driver Ieng Chhean, 25m is shot and killed by two

armed passenger offenders who rob his Honda c50 motorcycle in Sangkat Beong

Sralang, Khan Toul Kok, Phnom Penh, at 9:40 am.

- Summarized by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer newspapers.



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