NOVEMBER 18: Sosh Saing, 24, was taken to a hospital after being knifed in a dancing argument at midnight in Prey Thom village, Battambang province. Leng Vanna, deputy commissioner of Boveal district, said Saing was axed in the stomach by a group of gangsters. Sem Narth, 41, was shot and wounded with a homemade gun after trying to stop the argument.
NOVEMBER 18: Sun Sicharth, 24, a textile worker, was chopped to death while walking home from his factory at 11:30am in Tuol Kok village, Phnom Penh. A bystander told police four gangsters attacked Sicharth with a cleaver then escaped after the assault. The bystander said Sicharth had recently argued with his attackers and they had returned to take revenge.
NOVEMBER 19: Choun Pheng, 23, was found floating in the Mekong River at Thmar Da village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Pheng, a monk with a mental problem, committed suicide following his escape after killing Phan Kunthea, 22, two days earlier.
NOVEMBER 20: Sovan Sophoan, 32, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after her estranged boyfriend, Sek Leanghy, 40, injured her at 7:30am in Psar Kandal 1 commune, Phnom Penh. A bystander told police Leanghy stabbed Sophoan in the breast and arms and slashed her face with scissors then escaped. Leanghy, a Sam Rainsy Party commune council member, was angry after Sophoan established a relationship with another man.
NOVEMBER 20: A group of six gunmen escaped after shooting dead Thou Yen, 51, during a nighttime robbery in Chong Kran village, Kampong Cham province. Yen's wife told police the gunmen entered the house and shot her husband four times with an AK-47, then took gold earrings and $30 in cash.
NOVEMBER 20: Him Chantha, 21, a market worker, was sent to Calmette Hospital for medical treatment after three gangsters injured him at 9:30pm at Dumkor market in Phnom Penh. Chan Phoeun, a friend of Chantha, told police one of the gangsters stabbed Chantha in the stomach with a knife then they ran away. The reason for the assault was not known.
NOVEMBER 21: Sok Lina, 24, was arrested after a man accused her of stabbing and robbing him at 9:30am in Trapaing Chhouk village, Phnom Penh, but later freed by a court that dismissed the allegations against her. Police said Lina stabbed Yu Samet, 45, three times in the stomach while they were having sex at Borey Reak Reay guesthouse, robbed him then tried to escape in his car. He is now being treated at a clinic. Lina denied robbery and said she stabbed Samet because he attempted to rape her. She was later freed after court found her not guilty.
NOVEMBER 21: Chan Thol, 37, and his wife, Sar Oun, 36, were killed by lightning during afternoon rain in Ream Chor village, Svay Reang province. Long Kaila, 45, said the lighting struck the couple while they were staying in a cottage at their farmland. Kaila said Saoeung Saron, 37, a deputy police chief of Svay Tayean commune was also killed at the same time.
NOVEMBER 22: Um Sok, 64, was sentenced to six years for robbery and 11 years for rape he was found to have committed on April 5, in Dangkau village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The court said at the hearing that Sok and three other accomplices raped a 15-year-old girl when they entered her house to commit robbery. The court sentenced the three accomplices in absentia to the same terms of imprisonment and ordered the four to pay the girl 20 million riel in damages.
NOVEMBER 22: Heng Bunleang, 42, was arrested for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl the previous day in Sdao Kanleng village, Kandal province. Police said Bunleang raped the girl then killed her while she was catching fish in a lake behind her house. Bunleang later confessed that the girl drowned while he was raping her in the lake.
NOVEMBER 23: A Frenchwoman, Trannie Sabine, 26, died on the way to Calmette Hospital after she jumped from the first floor of a rental house at 7:30am in Boeng Raing commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Sabine, who worked at the French Cultural Center, killed herself because her husband said she had a problem with some people at her office.
NOVEMBER 23: Police arrested a primary school teacher, Kroeung Kimnay, 41, who injured another teacher, Chhut Suhurn, 50, during a jealous argument over Kimnay's husband at 6:30pm in Talon village, Kandal province. Police said Suhurn was stabbed four times with a knife because she had been having a love affair with Kimnay's husband.
NOVEMBER 24: Phauk Phalla, 23, was arrested with an accomplice at a guesthouse in Phnom Penh. Police said the two suspects and seven other arrested people committed robberies over the previous days. Police confiscated six handguns and six motorbikes, two of them stolen.
NOVEMBER 25: Koeut Chhoeun, 44, was arrested by police after killing his wife, Khlauk, 43, while having a jealous argument at 10:30am in Chong O village, Kampong Cham province. Khlauk was chopped twice in the neck with a heavy knife while cooking rice in the kitchen after the argument. Chhoeun attempted to hang himself with a rope but neighbors revived him.
NOVEMBER 25: Var Kimsai, 24, died in Calmette Hospital after being shot in the head during a robbery while sitting in a park with his girlfriend at 6:30pm in Chruoy Changvar village, Phnom Penh. Police said Kimsai was shot with a K-54 handgun. The girl, Hem Kanha, 16, told police one of two robbers shot Kimsai in the head and stole his mobile phone, then escaped on his motorbike.
NOVEMBER 26: Six people escaped after robbing a Chinese man, Lyve Waimau, 35, while he was riding on a motodop at 7:30pm in Trapaing Thloeng village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. A passerby said the motodop driver stopped his bike, then five accomplices surrounded Waimau and chopped him with a cleaver as he tried to run away from the attack. The robbers escaped after stealing Waimau's mobile phone and his money.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun Pheap