NOVEMBER 23: Nith Dalok, 30, a student from the National Institute for
Management, was robbed while riding along Street 53 in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom
Penh. Dalok told police that three men on a motorbike blocked her path, threatened
her with a handgun and beat her on the head before stealing her bike.
NOVEMBER 24: Yin Niel, 31, was shot dead after attempting to steal 100,000
riel from a shopkeeper at 7:45pm at her shop on Street 150, Toul Kork district, Phnom
Penh. Police said the robber, who had a K-59 handgun, was shot once in the head after
he and his accomplice exchanged fire with police while trying to evade arrest.
NOVEMBER 24: Sar Sokhom, 22, was found dead in a forest in Mittapheap district,
Sihanouk-ville. After inspection, police said Sokhom, who was a moto-taxi driver
from Kirivong district, Takeo province, had been killed two weeks earlier. They suspect
robbery as the motive as his motorbike had been stolen.
NOVEMBER 24: Sok Soeun, 36, was sent to Preah Sihanouk hospital after being
knifed in a quarrel at 4:30pm in Prek Toil village, Phnom Penh. Police said Soeun,
a recycler, was stabbed in the chest with a bottle shard by a fellow recycler, Ouk
Sao, 37, a friend of Mao, who had refused to give 500 riel to Soeun after losing
a betting game for kick-boxing. The assailants were arrested.
NOVEMBER 24: Long Hieng, 39, and Han Hien, 39, were gunned down at around
3pm while collecting medicinal roots at the forest in O'Smach village, Oddar Meanchey
province. The sole witness, Chhin Poeu, who escaped the shooting, told village authorities
the men had been shot twice by Thai border police taking revenge for the death of
their captain who was recently killed during a robbery.
NOVEMBER 25: Two people were killed after a DK-75 bomb exploded at 7:15am
in Rokar Thom village, Chhbar Mon district, Kampong Speu. Police said the dismembered
body of Chhon, 37, was found five meters away from the explosion, and his friend
Lin, 28, was found three meters away. Chhon had been sawing off the head of the bomb
to get the gunpowder for sale.
NOVEMBER 25: Tep Bien, 51, was shot dead in a robbery at 10:20pm in Sne
village, Baphnom district, Prey Veng. Police said Bien was shot once in the shoulder
with an AK-47 while parking his motorbike to drop off his friend, Tri Khieng, 42.
Khieng was also shot. His index finger was cut off and his one damleung value gold-ring
NOVEMBER 26: The naked body of a 22-year-old woman, Lin, was found at the
riverside in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Lin had been raped and
strangled, probably by her neighbor who had threatened to kill her after she told
her husband the man tried to rape her six days before.
NOVEMBER 26: A 53-year-old man, Moeun Uch, was found floating in a tributary
located about 150 meters from his house in Toul Daunkorm village, Koh Thom district,
Kandal. Police said Uch had drowned three days earlier. He had been washing while
he was drunk.
NOVEMBER 26: Luigi Falchi, 28, an Italian national, was arrested for allegedly
having sex with underage boys at a parlor in Pali Ley village, Banteay Meanchey province.
Police said he was arrested after Heng Bo, 21, told them he was paid to procure 12-year-old
boys for sex, but that he hadn't been paid for doing so.
NOVEMBER 27: Two people were beaten to death after stealing a motorbike
at 9:20am in Doeum Kor village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. The robbers, Heng
Phearun and Ou Tolla, were killed by a crowd of villagers after they were arrested
by municipal police. Two other suspected robbers, Em Yaran, 18, and Keo Phalla, 24,
NOVEMBER 28: Chung Thibit Yeung, 35, a Vietnamese prostitute, was beaten
with a steel bar by her French ex-boyfriend at 11:30am in a parlor in Sihanouk-ville.
Police said Yeung was beaten and lost consciousness after refusing the advances of
Mauchane Markolivor, who was later arrested.
NOVEMBER 28: Yao Dai Yin, 50, a Vietnamese doctor, was arrested at his
clinic in Psah Chas precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was arrested after a Vietnamese
national, Laim Ngok Lang, 45, complained to a court that her arm had been disabled
after receiving an injection from Yin. Lang had demanded $3,000 in damages, but the
doctor refused to pay.
NOVEMBER 28: A 21-year-old girl, Sao Sreypoeu, was beaten and injured in
a robbery at 6:30pm while riding on the corner of 110 and 53 Streets in Wat Phnom
precinct, Phnom Penh. Sreypoeu told police that two robbers on a motorbike blocked
her bike, hit her on the head with the butt of a handgun and then escaped with her
NOVEMBER 29: Keo Thy, 26, a moto-taxi driver, was the victim of an attempted
robbery at night in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Thy told police that one of
his passengers, Surn Vichit, 23, tied a half-meter of nylon around his neck. Other
moto-taxi drivers arrested Vichit and handed him over to police.
NOVEMBER 29: Three military officials were arrested after 740 kilograms
of TNT was found in their car while they were driving from Prey Veng to Phnom Penh
through National Road 1 in Neak Leung village, Kandal province. Police said the men
were Touch Savy, a driver from the Division E90 Unit, Sok Rithy, a soldier from the
Explosives Unit in the Ministry of National Defense, and San Bunseng, a policeman
at the Ministry of Interior. They had apparently used a forged letter signed by General
Teng Savong, the director-general of the national police.
NOVEMBER 30: A 20-year-old man was sent to Calmette Hospital after he was
beaten nearly to death while stealing the windshield of a CRV car parked on 118 Street
in Psah Thmei 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was hit by cyclo-drivers and
passers-by after the owner of the car, Yimchomnap Pheakdey, director of the legislative
office in the Ministry of Commerce, arrested him.
NOVEMBER 30: Von Voeung, 38, was found dead at 6am at her house in Prek
Mahatep village, Battambang province. Police said the victim, a wife of Vurn Som
El, 38, who works for WorldVision in the province, was murdered with scissors after
being raped while her husband was attending a six-day seminar in Phnom Penh.
DECEMBER 2: A truck driver, Thau Phin, 22, died instantly at 5:15am on
National Road 4 in Bos Taney village, Kampong Speu. Police said the driver lost control
of the truck and hit a tree. His assistant and the house owner were seriously injured
and sent to hospital in Phnom Penh.