Oct 10: Four armed robbers rob a family of jewelry worth more than $10,000
at a house on St 161 in Phnom Penh at 6:30pm. The offenders handcuff the family and
bandage their mouths, while they search for their jewels. The gang leaves five pairs
of handcuffs and a roll of bandage in the house.
Oct 10: Moto-taxi driver Tea Thai is poisoned by two men who steal his
Korean Honda c100 motorcycle in front of the Royal Palace. Thai falls unconscious
for two days after drinking three glasses of beer with poison in it.
Oct 13: A 22-year-old Chinese man from Singapore is shot and killed in
while testing a sacred charm believed to protect people from bullets. Police says
the victim and five other Chinese and Khmer friends who work at the Holiday Hotel
made a trip to a rural area in Kompong Chhnang to get the sacred thing. They put
it on a tree stump and fire pistols at it. But the guns do not work. The Chinese
man fell into complete trust, puts the lucky charm in his shirt pocket and lets a
man shoot at him. Unfortunately, the bullet fires, penetrates his body and also injures
another man in the leg. The person who fired the gun runs off.
Oct 18: Lam Dong Nam, 56, and his daughter, lam Sok Lang, 18, is robbed
at gun point of a bag of jewelry worth US$10,000 by two armed offenders in a white
Camry car at the corner of an ally and street 136, Sangkat Phsar Thmei, Phnom Penh,
at 6:45 am. The victims were taking the jewelry to the market to put on sale.
Oct 18: Phnom Penh police arrest Lun Saing Huor, 23, who broke out of PJ
prison with ten other prisoners last October. Huor had been jailed for killing two
naval officers in Feb 1994. He and the man who allegedly paid him $2,000 to kill
the two were sent to court but only Hour went to trial and sentenced to PJ. The hirer
was released for reasons that could not be understood.
Oct 18: Kompong Chhnang police discover 13 bombs laid by the Khmer Rouge
on the railway track in Chorng Morng commune, Tuk Pos district. A police patrol finds
the bombs after their fuses were lit and manages to extinguish them before they explode.
Oct 19: Twelve people, including eight women, are wounded by a shell fired
by the Khmer Rouge into the northwestern border town of Poipet, at night.
Oct 20: Buth Khom, 30, is shot and wounded by two offenders in an attempted
robbery of his motorcycle on street 163, Phnom Penh, at 12 midnight. Khom manages
to run away for help. The offenders escape after they could not start the stolen
Oct 22: Army Lt Meas Sarorn, 40, is shot and killed by his wife, Pich Chinda,
30, in his house on Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, at 11:30pm. Some witnesses say Sarorn
was drunk and pulled out a gun to threaten his wife. While they struggle for the
gun, his wife misfires it. But other witnesses say Chinda deliberately fired at her
husband who is drunk every night and would treat Chinda badly. Chinda escapes, leaving
her three young children at home.
Oct 24: San Sam Oeun, 25, is arrested after he shots and kills his wife,
Dip Kimly, 21, in a conflict at their home in Thbong Khmom district, Kompong Cham,
at 7pm. Police say Oeun shot his wife and then shot into his own shoulder, and walked
into bush behind the village, where he is arrested.
Oct 24: Nuon Sophon, 22, a student at the veterinary school, is shot and
killed by one of three drunken soldiers in front of the Law School on Monivong Blvd
at 9:15pm. Witnesses say Sophon was called by the soldiers to stop his motorbike
and is shot at when he doesn't. Police arrest two soldiers shortly after the incident.
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.