Dec 10: A man was found dead in a moto shop at Beung Chhuk village, Tuk
Thla commune, Phnom Penh. A moto mechanic, Sorm Channtol, 22, said the body was that
of a moto-taxi driver who was waiting for his two customers at the moto repair shop.
Dec 12: A soldier, Nuon Roeurn, 22, was arrested at Russei Keo check point
after military police found three dogs in a bag on his motorbike. Roeurn admitted
he took the dogs to sell.
Dec 13: Three persons were killed and two others were seriously injured
after a man who was staying at their house in Cham Bak village, Kompong Speu fired
many rounds from an AK-47. The killer, who was known as Bou, escaped. The surviving
victims, Sok Mom and Sok Sareth, are in Kosamak hospital.
Dec 13: Chhey Sovanny, 37, was seriously injured in the face and head after
a car tire exploded as he repaired it. Sonny was taken to the hospital from his house
in Tuol Kralanh village, Kampong Chhnang province, and then taken back home because
his family believed he would not recover.
Dec 13: Agence Khmere de Presse reported: A group of 17 Chinese nationals
were kidnapped and held for a week in captivity but escaped after stabbing to death
one of their abductors and seriously beating another, police and the Chinese embassy
said. A spokesman said the embassy was seeking to repatriate the 12 men and five
women. He said the group had been on a tour of the region which included trips to
Thailand and Malaysia when they were kidnapped in Phnom Penh by five Chinese suspected
of being gangsters. The tourists had told the embassy they were held in cramped quarters
in a Phnom Penh guest house for a week while the kidnappers tried to extract ransom
from their families in China.
Dec 14: An army boxer, Mom Sovanna, 31, was shot and killed by three soldiers
in the park in front of Wat Botum. A witness said the three came on a moto seeking
revenge for something.
Dec 15: At noon a policeman, Thai Bunny, 25, was found dead at his desk
in his office at Takhmao town, Kandal province. His older sister said Bunny had a
temperature and used the wrong medicine.
Dec 15: Sek Sama, 50, a farmer in Preak Doung village, Kandal province,
broke his left arm during a quarrel with Koy Leng, 39, over land boundaries. Leng
used the handle of a hoe to hit Sama as the village and commune chief tried to resolve
Dec 16: Phan Tan, 26, was arrested and tied up after he tried to rape his
neighbor's daughter. Tan confessed that he loved the girl for a long time and had
asked her to marry him. Tan said he wanted to cut the victim's trousers and rape
her while she was asleep but she woke and cried for help. It took place in Peam village,
Mukompol district, Kandal province.
Dec 17: One of five mainland Chinese, Chin Chhong Chhin, 20, was arrested
and kept in the Judicial Police prison in Phnom Penh for suspected involvement in
the kidnapping of 17 Chinese on Dec 13. One of Chhin's partners was killed by the
Chinese when they escaped.
Dec 18: A 15-year-old boy was arrested after he stole a moto in Kandal
market. Police then arrested two others, Sa Arong, 21, and Sok Nareth, 21, after
the teenager said he had two partners outside the market. Police said the three live
in a rented house and always stole things. The moto was returned to the owner.
Dec 19: A 17-year-old girl was arrested by the owner of her rented house,
Kann Sotheara, 34, a military police officer, after she burned the room where she
stayed. The girl confessed that she had already received $120 and was promised a
C-100 motorbike and one Damleng of gold from a woman who operated a brothel in front
of Sotheara's house to torch the place.
Dec 20: A moto-taxi driver, Chear Roeurng, 38, was taken to Kosamak hospital
after he fell unconscious while he was taking two customers from Deum Kor market.
After recovering in a hospital Roeurng said he became unconscious after one of his
customers caressed his neck many times during the trip. A nurse said the victim was
delivered by two men who then disappeared with the moto.
- Compiled by Soly Vannpok and Chhun Phaveng from Koh Santapheap and Chakraval.