AUGUST 11: Pin Chhoeut, 19, was arrested after she killed her husband, Phoeuy
Choeung, 20, two days previously in O'Preal village, Oddar Meanchey province. Police
said Chhoeut plotted with Sun Kaut, 19, Chhouy Sakut, 20, and Loeung Leak, 22, who
were later arrested. Police said Chhoeut killed Choeung because he knew she had been
having a love affair with Sakut.
AUGUST 11: The body of Keo Mony, 44, was found hanging in a mango tree in
the early morning behind a house where he stayed for three months with his parents
in Sdao Kanleng village, Kandal province. Police who examined the body said Mony
hanged himself because of a family crisis. The parents said Mony probably felt hopeless
after he divorced his wife.
AUGUST 12: Chan Darith, 18, was arrested for a murder he is accused of having
committed the previous day in Kraing village, Kampot province. Police said they arrested
him after a witness reported that Darith had killed a boy, Kosal, 8, and stolen his
platinum necklace and a platinum ring. The witness said Darith strangled Kosal and
dumped his body in a water basin located on a football terrace.
AUGUST 12: Chan Phrearos, 17, was found murdered after he had gone missing
four days earlier in Dang Kut village, Battambang province. Chea Chheng, chief of
provincial technical police office, said Phearos was murdered with an ax and knife
elsewhere and his body dropped where it was found, because there were traces of a
vehicle. Chheng said his police are searching for some suspects and seeking arrest
warrants for them.
AUGUST 12: Chan Saroeun, 21, was arrested after a 16-year-old girl accused
him of trying to rape her the previous night in Andong village, Dangkor district,
Phnom Penh. The girl told police Saroeun opened her mosquito net and wanted to rape
her, but she shouted for help and people came to her rescue. Police arrested Saroeun
a day later at his home and ordered him to pay the girl $80 in compensation. Saroeun's
family said police demanded $500 for his release, but after negotiation, they settled
for $200 in cash.
AUGUST 12: Chem Choeun, 24, was found dead in the early morning about 50 meters
from her house in Andong Snai commune, Kampong Chhnang province. Police said Choeun
was murdered by around three or four gangsters who attempted to rape her when she
returned home from seeing a dance the previous night. After examination, police said
Choeun was strangled and stabbed four times in the face and once in the chest.
AUGUST 13: Nao Narith, 22, died instantly after jumping from the fifth floor
of Sorya shopping mall in Psar Thmey 1 commune, Phnom Penh. He fell on top of Sorya
security guard Chhum Nheip, 26, breaking Nheip's spine and ribs, and puncturing his
AUGUST 15: Chin Vuth, 25, was taken to Chantrea clinic for surgery after three
gunmen shot him in a robbery while he was riding home on a motorbike with his girlfriend
in Trapaing Smach village, Kandal province. Vuthy told police at the clinic that
the robbers blocked his path and shot him twice in the stomach and the shoulder with
an AK-47 then they escaped on his bike.
AUGUST 15: Vong Sophal, 27, a married man, was arrested after a 22-year-old
woman accused him of raping her in Bali Lay village, Banteay Meanchey province. The
woman said Sophal had raped her many times from July 2. Sophal denied raping the
woman and said she had voluntarily had sex with him many times when the two had stayed
at a guesthouse in Sihanoukville. Sophal said the woman was not happy because he
offered her 20,000 baht, but she demanded double.
AUGUST 16: En Pheak, 25, was found dead in the early morning in a room in
the Casino Star Vegas where she worked in Kbal Spean village, Poipet commune, Banteay
Meanchey province. Police said Pheak was stabbed 17 times in the chest and the neck
with a knife while she slept with Chhoeum Thina, 27, who had argued with her the
previous night over money she owed her. Thina was later arrested on the way to Phnom
Penh as she tried to escape.
AUGUST 16: Phan Khemy, 27, injured Mon Moeun, 45, who attempted to steal her
cow at midnight in Cheav Phdey Khang Koeut village, Takeo province. Police said Khemy
came upon and stabbed Moeun six times with a knife as he was trying to force her
cow from under her house. Police arrested Moeun a day later at his house and took
him to a district hospital for treatment.
AUGUST 17: Tong Chin, 15, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after Phnom
Penh Court found him guilty of the murder on February 22 of Briton David Mitchell,
36, owner of the Ginger Monkey bar. Presiding judge Ke Sakhan said Chin fatally stabbed
Mitchell in the neck, arms and chest when he tried to resist as the boy entered his
house and attempted to steal property.
AUGUST 18: A two-months-pregnant woman, Khom Soleap, 24, was killed by lightning
during afternoon rain in Teuk Hout village, Kampong Chhnang province. Her husband,
Kong Phalla, 21, said the lightning struck his wife while she was walking home from
a paddy field.
AUGUST 18: Sean Sy, 24, was arrested after a 23-year-old woman accused him
of raping her at 4:30pm in Thmey village, Pursat province. The woman told police
that Sy blocked her path and pulled her into a nearby forest then raped her while
she was walking home from work in a paddy field. Sy confessed to raping the woman
AUGUST 19: A spiritualist, Keat Veasna, 42, was found hanging in a tree behind
his house in Andong Khmer commune, Kampot province. Han Sochea, 40, told police her
husband hanged himself because he probably angered his spirit as he had eaten dog
meat while drinking wine.
AUGUST 20: A Belgian national, Jan Cayot, 58, was found dead in Mittapheap
district, Sihanoukville. Sam Saroeun, chief of municipal immigrant police office,
came to examine the body and said Jan possibly died of dizziness. Saroeun said Cayot
came to stay in Cambodia in 2002. He said Jan had his money and passport stolen when
he dealt with a prostitute in Phnom Penh.
-Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun Pheap