OCTOBER 12: Pat Nam, 29, was shot dead with an AK-47 while returning home
from a cinema in Svay Sar village, Kampong Thom province. Police said they believe
Nam was killed by Ky Phea, 29, a cousin of his wife, Hap Chhorn, 30. Police arrested
the woman in connection with the murder as she was overheard threatening to kill
her husband the previous day.
OCTOBER 13: Heng Vichit, 37, and In Chhoeun, 35, were found dead in a rubber
plantation in Lar Ngieng commune, Kampong Cham. Police said the victims had been
strangled elsewhere and their bodies dumped there. Police currently have no motive
for the killings.
OCTOBER 13: A 28-year-old market trader, Sia Narin, died instantly during
a traffic accident on Veng Sreng Road in the Meanchey district of Phnom Penh. Police
said she was riding on the back of her husband's motorcycle when it was involved
in a collision with another vehicle. That threw Narin onto the road, into the path
of a truck traveling behind the couple.
OCTOBER 13: El Slas, 48, a manager at the American-owned Mei Sak plantation
was shot dead at midnight in Rokar Popraim village, Kampong Cham. Police said Slas
was shot ten times with an AK-47 while keeping watch over the company's fields. Police
suspect a recent land dispute between the plantation and local villagers accounts
for the killing.
OCTOBER 14: Police are looking for a 28-year-old man, Kong Mao, after he
was accused of raping an 18-year-old factory worker in Pra-kar village, Russei Keo
district, Phnom Penh. Police said Mao is alleged to have attacked the girl while
she was on the way home from the Canadia Industrial Garment plant.
OCTOBER 14: Heng Sopheap, 28, was sent to a clinic for treatment after
being knifed and severely injured during a quarrel in Romchek Boun village, Batt-ambang
province. Police said Sopheap was chopped once in the neck by his brother-in-law,
Nhep Vilok, 30, who reportedly has mental problems. Vilok was immediately arrested
OCTOBER 15: Three suspected robbers were arrested as they tried to steal
a motorbike in Kampong Krabei village, Battambang province. Police said the suspects
were Taing Nisun, 32, a military school trainer, Thach Koeut, 38, a construction
worker and Moeung Yeng, 27, a motorbike vendor. A K-54 handgun and a knife were confiscated
OCTOBER 16: A 19-year-old garment worker was the victim of an attempted
rape near Tra-paing Chrey village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The girl told police
that Sok Suy, 29, a motodop driver, forced her into a field after she took a lift
with him from work. Passers-by heard her cries for help and detained Suy before handing
him over to the police.
OCTOBER 16: Chhai Chanthy, 35, was killed during a family quarrel in San
Long village near Siem Reap. Police said the woman was chopped twice as she fought
with her husband, Saut Mith, 38, who was reportedly drunk. Mith was later arrested.
OCTOBER 16: Roeum Bunth-oeun, 30, a primary school teacher, was arrested
for rape in Au Slabaing village, Battambang. Police said Bunthoeun raped a 17-year-old
girl at knife-point the previous day while she was out buying medicine at a nearby
OCTOBER 17: Police sent Sok Ny, 23, to Calmette Hospital for treatment
after he was severely injured in a robbery in Trapaing Krous village on the outskirts
of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a motodop driver from Kampong Cham province,
was chopped ten times in the head and once in the neck by three passengers who stole
OCTOBER 17: Police arrested Sam Hoeun, 25, after he and his accomplice
tried to steal a mobile phone from a pedestrian on Mao Tse Tong Boulevard in Phnom
Penh. Police said the pickpocket was nearly beaten to death by angry passersby when
he was caught, but was later sent to Preah Kossamak Hospital for treatment. His accomplice
escaped on a motorbike.
OCTOBER 18: Police arrested Piang Touch, 28, after she was accused of human
trafficking in Tuol Sambath village, Kampong Cham. Police said that a couple, Nhor
Leap, 24, and Srey Neang, 22, complained to the authorities that Touch had kidnapped
their 6-year-old daughter, Srey Lin, and sold her for 350,000 riels ($90) to a Muslim
OCTOBER 18: Sar Leng, 30, died instantly during a traffic accident on the
corner of 86 and 271 streets in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was riding his
motorbike when he was struck head-on by a car and shunted 300 meters down the street.
The car's driver, Chan Rin, 23, was arrested. Police believe Rin was drunk at the
time of the accident.
OCTOBER 19: Teung Mit, 30, was shot dead and his accomplice, Nguyen Min
Hai, 22, was arrested after a shoot-out with police on 114 Street in Phnom Penh.
Officers said the Vietnamese nationals became involved in a gunfight after they tried
to steal a motorbike from a man wooing a girl on parkland in front of the Cambodia
- Translated from Khmer, newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun