JULY 18: Naim Seanghong, 24, and her brother, Chea Penghuy, 30, were shot
dead in a night-time robbery in Kraing Chek village, Udong district, Kampong Speu.
District Police Inspector Ly Vantha said a group of ten gunmen shot them several
times before stealing 3 million riel in cash and a 5 chi platinum necklace. Police
said six other people were seriously injured during an exchange of fire between the
police and the robbers.
JULY 18: Nam Ieng, 40, was shot and seriously wounded at 7:40 pm in Nimit
Thmey village, Banteay Meanchey province. Lam Saret, 26, told police that two unidentified
men called her husband from their house before shooting him in the cheek and escaping
on a motorbike. She said revenge was the motive as her husband had recently argued
with two people, one of whom was 55-year-old Chhon.
JULY 19: Vin Kimsan, 18, was sent to Preah Kossamak hospital after being knifed
in a revenge attack at 10:15 pm in Prey Ping village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts
of Phnom Penh. Police said he was chopped several times on the head and in the body
by a group of 20 people. One of them was arrested at the scene, but was later freed
after police found no evidence against him.
JULY 20: A truck driver, Ngau Pheng, 45, died instantly in an accident at
noon in Vihea Chin village, Siem Reap province. Police said the man asked one of
his workers to fix the lorry. When it was ready, he clambered under the vehicle to
check the screws, and the worker started it and ran him over.
JULY 20: Chhoam Chhon, 22, was found dead in the early morning in O'Romdoul
village, Phnom Preuk district, Battambang. Police said Chhon, a motodop driver, may
have been the victim of a robbery as his motorbike was stolen.
JULY 21: Tip Vinh, 45, a rice-mill owner, was shot dead at midnight in Samrong
O'Trea village, Ek Phnom district, Battambang. Police said the man, a member of the
Cambodian People's Party, was shot once in the head with an AK-47 while sleeping
in a hammock guarding his pigs. Police suspect revenge was the motive as the gunman
fled without stealing anything.
JULY 21: Meas Pros, 26, a worker at Acleda Bank, was robbed of his motorbike
at 6:15 am on the Russian Federation Boulevard in Teuk Laak 1 commune, Tuol Kork
district, Phnom Penh. He told police that two men on a motorbike blocked his path,
then shot him in the shoulder before stealing his bike.
JULY 21: Chiep Phorn, 27, an activist with the Sam Rainsy Party, was sent
to Preah Kossamak hospital for treatment after being knocked down in Kien Khlaing
village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. He told police two unidentified men struck
him on the head with a stick while he was walking home at night. His family said
political revenge was the reason, and said Phorn had recently argued with a neighbor,
Hi Sarom, who tore down an SRP sign.
JULY 21: A 76-year-old man, Ham Seng, an activist with the Sam Rainsy Party,
died during a night-time accident while returning from a meeting in K'bal O village,
Stung Trang district, Kampong Cham. Thea Sokhom, 25, the victim's nephew who was
with him, told police that his uncle died from massive head injuries after his bicycle
ran into a canal.
JULY 22: Hem Virak, 20, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after
being knifed at 9:10 pm while walking to a theater in Tonle Bassac commune where
his parents sell corn. Virak told police one person stabbed him in the back before
running away to Prayu Vong pagoda.
JULY 23: Police arrested three brothers after they were accused of a triple
murder committed the previous night in Por village, Kampong Chhnang province. Police
said the suspects, Meas Yoeun, 49, Meas Yong, 31, and Meas Srea, 28, killed their
neighbors after accusing them of sorcery. A couple, Rai Moeng Ly, 44, Srim Yeng,
45, and their father, Van Kuoch, 92, all of whom were Funcinpec members, were murdered
with an ax and a knife.
JULY 23: Police arrested Soung Vinthol, 22, after he killed a woman the previous
day in O'Russei 4 precinct, Phnom Penh. Vinthol told police he killed Seak Eng, 63,
after Taing Sok Heng, 26, paid him $500 to kill his mother. Police arrested Sok Heng
at his mother's funeral. Sok Heng told police he was angry after his mother refused
to give him $1,000 to marry a 16-year-old girl.
JULY 23: Pich Hum, 56, a forestry conservation officer, was shot dead at 8
pm in Sroeung village, Prasad Sambo district, Kampong Thom. Police said the man,
a CPP member, was shot in the chest while on the look-out for illegal logging in
the Mieng Ly Heng concession. His AK-47 and a radio were stolen. Police said they
had no idea of the motive.
JULY 24: Chan Phen, 37, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after
being knocked down while walking up to an apartment to attend the funeral of a relative
in Monorom commune, Phnom Penh. Taing Ken, 20, told police that Phen was struck several
times with a stick by a group of teenagers who then fled after stealing his telephone.
JULY 24: Police sent Phat Rasmey, 23, to Calmette Hospital after he was beaten
during a robbery at 7:30 pm in Takhmau town, Kandal province. Van Nary, 19, told
police that five people beat Rasmey several times before stealing his motorbike after
he pulled over to urinate.
JULY 25: Sar Phoeun, 23, a fruit-seller, was axed and seriously injured during
a revenge attack at midnight in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Phoeun
was chopped once in the head before being dropped off at home. His mother suspects
a friend axed him, as he had earlier been invited for a drink. Phoeun was sent to
JULY 26: Heng Limkeang, 27, was sent to the provincial hospital after being
shot at his farm at 9:30 am in Tuol Sambo village, Kampong Cham province. His wife
said her husband was shot in the chest with an AK-47 by an unknown person who fled
JULY 26: A 25-year-old man, Ven Phally, was found hanged at 7:30 am from the
roof of his house in Trapaing Chhouk village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police
said he hanged himself with electric cable after his girlfriend left him for another
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun