JUNE 20: A 19-year-old pregnant woman, Sam Yieng, was found hanging
from a tree at 5am in Trapaing Krasaing village, Samrong Tong district, Kampong
Speu. A relative told police that his niece possibly hanged herself from shame
after neighbors learned that she was three months pregnant to Chim Vok, 20, who
recently refused to marry her.
JUNE 20: The body of a 39-year-old man, Hurn Ung, was found hanging in
a forest in Doeum Chomreak village, Banteay Meas District, Kampot. Police said
that Ung, who was accused of throwing a hand grenade into a neighbor's house
last month, possibly killed himself three weeks earlier after he escaped to the
forest while under temporary house arrest by local authorities.
JUNE 20: Mei Mony, 36, a moto-taxi driver, was shot and wounded in a
robbery at noon in Angkor Thom village, Siem Reap province. Police said the
victim was hit three times in the chest and stomach with a K-59 handgun by two
robbers who attempted to steal his bike. The robbers, Lim Narat and Saing Sopha,
who came from Kampong Cham province, were later arrested.
JUNE 21: Tong Phal, a notorious bongthom gangster, was axed and
severely injured in a drinking quarrel in Treng Trayoeng village, Phnom Srouch
district, Kampong Speu. Police said Phal was chopped once in the head and beaten
with a pipe after he and two others, who were injured at the same time, created
problems with some soldiers from Thlok Tasek military training center.
JUNE 22: A 21-year-old man, Chheang Hong, was beaten and injured while
parking a motorcycle to wait for his friend at 10:30 am in Toul Svay Prey 2
commune, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police said that Hong, who came from
Kandal province, was captured and hit twice on the head with a gun butt by
municipal policeman Priep Yura because he was mistaken as a thief.
JUNE 23: Phauk Ngoal, 20, was found hanging from a big tree at 6 am at
Neak Kavone pagoda in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh.
Police said the victim, who was married two months earlier to 19-year-old Seng
Tong, hanged himself possibly because his wife refused to come back home after
she had argued with him and run away a few days previously.
JUNE 23: Pol Sothea, 19, a head vendor from Toul Sangke, was rescued
by fisherman after she jumped from the Cambodian-Japanese bridge at 4:45 pm in
Chroy Changva village, Phnom Penh. Triv Sovandy, 37, a boyfriend of the victim,
told police that she had been attempting to hang herself after she was
criticized for phoning another man a few days earlier.
JUNE 24: Phay Phally, 23, a policeman from Kampong Speu province, died
instantly in an accident at 9:05 pm while riding a motorbike on National Road 4
in Chompou Voan village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Police said the victim was hit from the front by a Nissan car driven by Keo Seng
Kry, 50, who is a deputy chief of the provincial forestry department.
JUNE 24: Kong Sao, 21, a construction worker, was sent to Calmette
Hospital for treatment after he was knifed and severely injured in a quarrel at
night in Chroy Changva village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said the
victim, who came from Prek Kay village, Dangkor district, was chopped several
times in the back and right arm by five people who then escaped.
JUNE 24: Keo Puot, 37, a construction worker, was knifed and severely
injured while asleep at 10:30 pm at a primary school in Svay Rolum village,
Saang district, Kandal. Puot told police that he was stabbed once in the waist,
but he escaped from danger while his wife, Chraing Roeun, 33, was captured and
raped by five people who attempted to steal money from them.
JUNE 24: Pet Thea, 27, a moto-taxi driver, was sent to Calmette
Hospital for treatment after he was knifed and seriously injured in a quarrel at
9 pm in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said that Thea was stabbed twice
in the back by San Ngock, 22, a cyclo driver, who was angry as the victim tried
to knock him down after he refused to pay 100,000 R he had been lent a few
JUNE 25: Chhau Samrith, 22, a football player from the military
police, was shot and wounded at 8:30 pm in front of his house in Chak Tomuk
commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit in the back with a handgun
by six people who then escaped on motorbikes. Revenge is the suspected motive as
the victim and his friends had argued with another group about playing football
in Prek Liep one day earlier.
JUNE 25: Por Chhai, 21, a student from the Tuon Far Chinese school,
was robbed of his brand new motorbike while riding at 7:15 pm on 84 Street in
Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was shot in the waist with
a K-54 handgun as he refused to hand over a key and tried to fight off one of
six robbers on three motorbikes who then escaped with his bike.
JUNE 26: Song Meng Chea, 48, was beaten and lost consciousness while
leaving a coffee shop at night in Lek Boun village, Saang district, Kandal.
Police said the victim, a Chinese administrative manager for the Winner Garment
factory, was hit in the back of his head with a long stick by Ra, who he had
argued with few days earlier because Meng Chea refused to offer a job to him.
The assailant escaped.
JUNE 26: Keo Lon, 22, a moto-taxi driver, was sent to Preah Kosamak
Hospital for treatment after he was axed and severely injured in a robbery at
3:05 pm in Prey Sala village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Police said the victim was chopped several times in the back of his neck by his
passenger who attempted to steal the bike. The robber escaped.
JUNE 26: A 28-year-old man, Roeung Ry, was gunned down while asleep at
midnight in Thkau village, Banan district, Battambang. Police said the victim
was shot several times with an AK-47 by an unknown man who then escaped into a
nearby forest. His wife, Bun Sopheak, 32, and two daughters were severely
wounded at the same time. Revenge is the suspected motive for the murder.
JUNE 27: General Yeng Marady, First Deputy Director for the National
Police, was a passenger in a Landcruiser that left the scene of a fatal accident
at 7 am on 369 street in Preah Ponlia village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh.
Police said that Kong Dararith, 13, who had been riding a bicycle, died
instantly from massive head injuries when hit by the Landcruiser. It was stopped
by ensuing police after it left the scene, but the driver and passenger were
allowed to leave when Marady explained that he must get to work quickly and
would return to solve the problem later.
JUNE 27: Nao Sip, 32, a policeman from the Ministry of Interior, was
shot and seriously wounded in a robbery at 9 pm in Boeng Keng Kang 2 precinct,
Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a part-time moto-taxi
driver in his part time, was shot once with a K-54 handgun by one of two
passengers who attempted to steal his motorbike. The robbers escaped
JUNE 27: Sok Srey Lak, 35, was robbed at 9:45 pm in O'Russei 3
Precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, wife of Chheang Heng, a municipal
police officer, was threatened with a handgun by two unknown men who then
escaped with $1,350 and 300,000 Rs. Chan Than, 20, a neighbor, is being
investigated as a suspected accomplice of the robbers.
JUNE 28: Phay Chanda, 22, a Second Lieutenant from the Research Unit
for Inspection, committed suicide with a K-54 handgun while drinking wine with
three other people at midnight at Serey Pheap market in Phnom Penh. Phay Sokha,
a brother of the victim, told police that Chanda shot himself in the temple as
he was drunk after drinking two liters and a half of alcohol.
JUNE 28: Son Chea, 30, a construction worker, was sent to hospital for
treatment after he was knocked down at 7:30 pm while having dinner in front of
Kantha Bopha 2 hospital in Chak Tomuk commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the
victim was beaten on the head with a bottle after he refused to give money to
JUNE 28: Yang Srey Lak, 20, died in hospital after suddenly losing
consciousness at 6 pm in Sre Nhor village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of
Phnom Penh. Nguon Sokia, husband of Srey Lak, told police that she died from
taking 50 tablets of quinine because she was angry after he refused to go with
her to buy new dresses in Phnom Penh for her sister's wedding.
JUNE 29: A 33-year-old man, Hoi Vannarith, was found hanging in his
house in Chak Tomuk commune, Phnom Penh. The mother of the victim told police
that his son, an Economic Police officer from the Ministry of Interior, hanged
himself with a nylon line because he had lost hope after he'd been twice denied
a visa to the United States where his wife is living.
JUNE 29: Phan Sithan, 30, was sent to Calmette Hospital after he was
beaten and lost consciousness in a robbery while wooing a girl at Chhbar Ampov
Junior High School in Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was
hit from behind with a long stick by Sok Thoeun, 19, and Sok San, 21, who were
arrested after attempting to steal Sithan's motorbike.
JUNE 30: 18-year-old Lak Vibol was sent to hospital for treatment
after he was knifed and severely injured in a quarrel at 3 pm in Pasah Tauch
village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a glue
sniffer, was chopped twice in the back by his friend, Khoeun Chan Makara, 14,
who became angry after he was knocked down without reason.