MARCH 12: Police are looking for Em Than, 22, who escaped after committing
a murder in Lavea Leu commune, Kampong Cham province. Police said he killed a neighbor,
Hong Aun, 29, during a revenge attack. Aun was stabbed six times with a knife and
died on the way to the provincial hospital.
MARCH 13: An ambulance took Ing Senghong, 26, to Preah Kossamak hospital for
a medical treatment after attempting suicide during a family argument at 10:10 pm
in Psar Tauch village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said Senghong, who
is a motodop driver, burned himself with two liters of gasoline because his wife
refused to reunite after he left her two years ago.
MARCH 14: Oun Shimuth, 43, a medical doctor, was sent to Calmette Hospital
for treatment after being shot during a revenge attack at around 10pm in Chruoy Changvar
village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said Shimuth, who worked for the
Preah Ketomelea Hospital, was shot twice with a K-59 handgun by two unknown men who
then escaped on a motorbike.
MARCH 14: Two people died and four others were severely wounded during a robbery
at 7:20 pm in Pur Treay village, Siem Reap province. Police said five gunmen attacked
Doeu Phi's house with two AK-47s and three grenades, and his workers, Hoeun Sarath,
38, and Chhom Reth, 28, were killed instantly. The gunmen escaped after stealing
5 chi of gold, two gold rings, 5 chi of platinum necklace, 1.5 chi of platinum ring
and 3,050,000 riel in cash.
MARCH 15: An unidentified gunman escaped after killing a policeman at 9:45
am in O'Trakuon village, Barai district, Kampong Thom. Police said Pen Noeun, 52,
was shot in the chest and the head with an AK-47 while he and his colleague were
walking through a forest to crackdown on illegal fishing at a canal.
MARCH 15: A suspected robber, Hong Da, 32, was beaten nearly to death while
trying to run away at 6:40 am in Tuol Kok village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh.
Police said the suspect, a construction worker from Tonle Chrey village, Prey Veng
province, was arrested and knocked down by a crowd after using a hammer to try to
steal a motorbike from a motodop driver.
MARCH 16: Hoeun Kimny, 25, a battery vendor, was sent to Calmette Hospital
for treatment after being severely injured in a night-time robbery in Sre Ampil village,
Kean Svay district, Kandal. Police said seven gunmen, who were riding on three motorbikes,
blocked the path of Kimny and knocked him down on the head with a metal pipe then
escaped after stealing his bike.
MARCH 16: Ing Y, 29, a second-hand clothes vendor, was sent to Calmette Hospital
after being shot at 9:10 pm on Sothearos Boulevard in Chatomuk commune, Phnom Penh.
Police said Y was shot three times with a K-59 handgun while riding a motorbike returning
from the New World Hotel where he had argued with two gangsters at his relative's
MARCH 16: Im Yan, 25, a construction worker, died instantly after falling
down the 15th floor of the NAGA construction site at around 5pm in Tonle Bassac commune,
Phnom Penh. Police had no comment on the death, but said the construction manager
paid $3,000 to the victim's family for cremation at Prey Veng province where he was
born. Police are investigating the death.
MARCH 16: Mok Ya, 44, an amputee soldier, was arrested for a rape he committed
the previous night in Banteay Kraing commune, Svay Rieng province. Police said Ya
tried to rape his 17-year-old step-daughter, but she bit his tongue when he was trying
to suck her mouth. She told police Ya raped her two times when her mother was not
at home. He threatened her with a knife, an AK-47 and an ax.
MARCH 17: Na Poleak, 19, a student of the Economic Institute, was sent to
Calmette Hospital after being shot while driving a modern car at 8:10 pm on the corner
of Mao Tsetung Boulevard and Street 135 in Phnom Penh. Police said Poleak was shot
in the neck with a K-54 handgun after leaving the Parkway Square where he had argued
with two gangsters who escaped on a motorbike.
MARCH 19: Shin Chhoun, 64, was found floating at Prek Thnoat tributary in
Kampong Lavea village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Chhoun was murdered elsewhere
and his body dumped there while walking to his farm the previous day. Police suspect
robbery was the motivation for the killing because three damleung of gold and 100,000
riel in cash were stolen.
MARCH 19: Nop Chamroeun, 40, a shrimp vendor, was found dead at a canal in
Bek Krang village, Sihanoukville. Police said the woman was murdered with an ax and
sticks while returning home on a motorbike. Police suspect robbery was the motivation
for the killing because three damleung of a gold necklace, three damleung of her
gold bracelet and two million riel were stolen.
MARCH 20: Sem Phin, 30, a student at the National Institute for Management,
was shot dead in a robbery near the Chatomuk conference hall on Sisowath Quay in
Phnom Penh. His wife, Tes Sreyneang, 17, told police her husband was persuaded to
the scene and killed with a K-54 handgun by his friend who stole her husband's motorbike.
He was identified as Pov.
MARCH 20: The body of Kheng Cheak, 14, was found on a mountain in Prey Khom
commune, Kampot province. Police said the girl was murdered with a rock after being
raped two weeks ago. Her parents told police that her gold earring was stolen. The
killer was not known.
MARCH 20: Soy Phal, 52, and her son, Rin Ran, 22, were killed in a night-time
robbery in Chong Ruok village, Pursat province. Police said the victims were struck
on the head with the back of an ax and their throats cut. Rin Rath, 16, who was severely
injured in the attack, told police that a neighbor, Kuol Kim, committed the murder
while stealing nine million riel in cash. Police issued an arrest warrant for Kim.
MARCH 21: A motodop driver, Pov Chak, 41, was axed to death in a robbery at
2:30pm in O'Thauv village, Pursat province. A passer-by told police a passenger ordered
Chak to stop and chopped him three times in the head then escaped on the stolen motorbike.
MARCH 21: Ham Sovan, 37, was shot and wounded while sitting on a motorbike
in front of his guest house in Stung Meanchey village, Phnom Penh. A witness said
three robbers struck Sovan on the head with the butt of a K-59 handgun then shot
him in the leg after he tried to protect his motorbike. The robbers escaped with
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun
Pheap and Sam Rith