November 23: Som Sokha, 33, was chopped and severely injured in a robbery
at 8:30 pm in Kak precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim
was chopped on the right temple with an ax by two unknown men who attempted to steal
R100,000. Tep Mao, 37, husband of the victim, was arrested because he was accused
of conspiring with the robbers.
November 23: A 13-year-old teenage girl was raped at midnight in her cottage
in Kraing Thnong village, Bati district, Takeo. The victim's mother reported to police
that a knife was held to her throat and she was ordered to watch while her daughter
was raped by a 26-year-old man who remains at large.
November 23: Ngun Hip, 48, a Vietnamese, was gunned down by two unknown
persons at midnight in Psah Chas village, Kampong Cham. Police said the death was
possibly linked to an argument with a friend over a motorbike the two had taken to
sell in Vietnam.
November 24: A 46-year-old man, Sok Sao, was found floating in a river
in Prek Duong village, Ksach Kandal district, Kandal. A neighbor reported that the
victim had possibly drowned while he was washing his face after returning from drinking
alcohol at his home nearby.
November 24: Phuon Khoeun, 19, was knifed to death in a quarrel in the
morning in Damnak Ksan village, Sampoeu Loon district, Battambang. Police said the
victim was stabbed once in the chest by his 23-year-old estranged wife, Chheun Sar,
due to her anger of Khoeun's theft of 500 baht from her. Khoeun died instantly, while
Sar was arrested after she tried to escape to another village.
November 25: Som Kompheak, 18, died in Preah Ketomialea Hospital from wounds
incurred in a beating that followed a quarrel on the evening of Nov 24 in Santhor
Mouk precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said that Kompheak, a car mechanic,
was struck in the head from behind with a steel pipe by his friend, Thea, whom he
had argued with about money.
November 25: Nou Noeun, a police colonel, was shot and severely wounded
at midnight on Russian Federation Blvd in Toa Pi precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom
Penh. Police said the victim was attacked by patrol police after he fired several
shots in the air and then attempted to flee the scene in his Toyota Camry.
November 25: A 20-year-old unidentified man was killed and his body dropped
near a canal in Som Rong village, Bati district, Takeo. Police said the victim had
died of massive head injuries inflicted with a steel bar.
November 26: A six-year-old girl, Phoeung Mouly, died instantly when struck
by a car while crossing National Road 5 in Veal Tria village, Battambang, at 3.30
pm. The driver of the car fled the scene on foot.
November 27: Two suspected robbers, Leng Tren, 37, and Rith, 32, were gunned
down at 2:30 pm in Ron village, Battambang. District Military Police Deputy Commander
Muy Salidh said the offenders, accused of committing a murder/robbery two months
earlier, were killed by police after they exchanged fire while trying to escape.
November 27: Sum Phanith, 18, was killed and his body dropped in a canal
in O Da village, Barai district, Kampong Thom. Police said the victim, who was kidnapped
10 days earlier by two gunmen who had demanded $4000 ransom, was found with his feet
and hands tied. Police said the death might also have been a revenge attack against
Phanith's father, Som Sash, owner of the GAT timber factory, who has been accused
of unfairly firing workers.
November 28: Nuot Satia, 18, and Ouk Chomnang, 20, were arrested and severely
beaten after they attempted to steal jewelry at 3:20 pm on Street 53 in Psah Thmei
1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the pickpockets were pushed down from their motorbike
after picking up 2 chi of platinum necklace from Mom Sokunmaly, 23.
November 28: Buot Dan was shot dead at 8am by criminal police after he
was freed from prison in the provincial capital of Kratie. Police said that a moto-taxi
driver was also severely wounded in the shooting. Buot Dan was allegedly a member
of the shadowy Khmer Serey insurgency movement in Sambo District.
November 28: Laun Dy, 31, a farmer, was shot and seriously wounded at 7:30
pm in Lek Buon village, Koh Thom district, Kandal. Police said the victim, who died
after being sent to a district hospital, was shot once in the waist with an AK-47
by an unidentified man. Police said revenge was suspected as a motive for the killing.
November 29: Soy Pich, 25, was gunned down at 9:30pm in Prek Maha Tep village,
Battambang. Police said the victim, a karaoke employee from Phnom Penh, was shot
in the head by two gunmen. Police said jealousy was suspected as the motive for the
killing because Pich had recently refused the romantic advances of a man.
November 29: A 20-year-old girl was raped at 8:30 am in Svay Por village,
Battambang. Police said the victim, who came from Kampong Chomlang village, Ponhea
Leu district, Kandal province, was lured by her attacker with promises of a job in
Thailand. The alleged rapist, Long Sakada, 38, believed to be a bodyguard of the
Prime Minister, Samdech Hun Sen, was arrested later.
November 30: Lash Thethrama, 39, was arrested for theft said to have been
committed four months earlier in Phnom Penh. Police said the capture came after Sou
Dara complained to the court that Thethrama had absconded with $34,700 intended to
bribe authorities to get legal right to a fishing lot in Koh Sotin district, Kampong
Cham, but had kept the bribe money and run away.
November 30: A British national was found dead at 1:30 pm in a room in
the Chhat Slish guest-house, Sihanoukville. Police said the victim was found with
black marks around the eyes and possibly died from a narcotics overdose.
December 1: A 20-year-old unidentified girl was found floating in a fishing
net in a river at 9:30 am in front of a park in Takhmau district, Kandal province.
Police said the victim possibly committed suicide because a woman had jumped from
Monivong bridge two days earlier.
December 1: Seng Sokun, 31, a woman teacher, died instantly and five passengers
were injured in an accident at noon on National Road 5 in Chedey Thmey village, Kandal.
Traffic police said the victims, on a moto remorque parked at the edge of the road,
were hit from behind by a tourist's car. The car's driver fled the scene on foot.
December 1: A five-year-old girl, Heng Srenghuoy, was found dead in a well
located in a neighbor's house in Svay Loeu village, Koh Thom district, Kandal. The
cause of death was not known, but police said the victim, who was a daughter of local
militia leader Tieng Heng, possibly drowned after falling into the well accidentally.
December 3: Chea Pha, 20, was murdered by an angry mob after a motorbike
was stolen in the morning in Trapaing Nop village, Kandal. Police said. The man was
apprehended and killed instantly with long sticks by householders after a moto-taxi
driver asked for help after he had been chopped with a big knife.
December 3: A 37-year-old moto-taxi driver, Prak Vanna, was arrested at
noon after a K-59 handgun was found in his pocket while he was riding a motorbike
on Street 84 in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Vanna allegedly confessed to police
that he had just bought the gun for R320,000 to kill his wife because she was having
an extramarital affair. He said he had received information that she was having sex
in a guest-house, but he could not find them.