December 24: Hou Lek, 31, a teacher, was robbed of his motorbike at 9:40 pm
while riding slowly on street 136 toward his house in Psah Kandal 2 precinct, Daun
Penh district. Police said the victim was stopped and had a K-54 handgun pointed
at him by six unidentified robbers who took his motorbike and escaped safely.
December 24: Mil Vany, 39, a moto-taxi driver, was robbed at 6:30 am while
collecting payment from a customer in Toul Svay Prey 2 precinct, Chamcarmon. Police
said the victim had a K-59 handgun pointed at his chest by the customer who was abetted
by two other robbers who took his motorbike and escaped safely.
December 24: A 24-year-old food seller, Khut Na, was robbed of her motorbike
at 8:00 am while riding on Samdech Sothearos Blvd in Tonle Basac commune, Chamcarmon
district. Two unidentified robbers escaped safely.
December 25: Sok Yen, 21, a pupil, was shot with a K-59 handgun and seriously
wounded in a small quarrel at midnight while he was dancing in Toul village, Angsnoul
district, Kandal. Police said the victim was shot once in his nose by a 19- year-old
assailant Penh Pheap who escaped safely after the incident.
December 25: A 4-year-old girl and her 14-year-old brother died in a fire
at night while sleeping in a haystack near their house in Ta Mok village, Tram Kak
district, Takeo. The victims are children of a 30-year-old farmer Hul Tak. Police
said the fire started when one of the three accidentally upset a kerosene lamp used
December 26: Lor Kimleng, 36, was stabbed and seriously injured at 9:30 pm
while trying to rescue a girl from gangsters on street 349 in Boeng Kak 1 precinct,
Toul Kok district. Police said the victim was stabbed six times in his chest and
stomach by five gangsters who attempted to capture a garment worker for sexual relations.
December 26: Seang Thoeun, 26, was found dead in the early morning in a haystack
located in Sam Rong Tieu village, Dongkor district, outside the city. The reason
is not known, however police said the victim, who is a blacksmith, died from dizziness
after taking a rest from threshing rice.
December 27: Bun Daravuth, 29, died instantly in an accident at 10:30 pm while
riding a motorbike on Russian Federation Blvd and hit an electrical post in Ta Ngoun
village, Dangkor district. Police said the victim, a truck driver from Meng Sreang
company, was very drunk, and his neck was broken.
December 27: Ul Chandeth, 29, a private English teacher, was found dead at
night in a guest house located in O'Russei precinct, 7 January district. The reason
is not known, however, after inspection police said the victim who has two younger
sisters and always paid $30 per month for rent, died from dizziness after taking
dinner and going to bed.
December 28: Prach Sovanneat, 26, was found dead by hanging at 6:30 am in
Teuk Laak 3 precinct, Toul Kok district. Police said the victim, who came from Prey
Veng province to be a worker at a construction shop, killed himself at his boss's
house after he tried to woo the daughter of his boss but his advances were refused
by her parents.
December 28: A 51-year-old man, Hoeum Haumab, was found dead at 10:30 am on
street 142 in Psah Thmei 1 precinct. The reason is not known, however police said
the victim who is a vagrant was very drunk and died after falling down from dizziness.
The body was sent to Wat Koh pagoda to wait for his relatives for cremation.
December 28: Hong Vuthy, 29, a moto-taxi driver, was robbed at 6:20 pm while
carrying two robbers on street 173 in Toul Svay Prey 1 precinct, Chamcarmon. Police
said that an unidentified robber was captured and beaten to death by citizens and
another who had a K-59 handgun escaped empty-handed after exchanging fire with authorized
December 28: An unidentified man was captured and beaten to death at 5:00
pm after he robbed a motorbike and tried to escape in Boeng Keng Kang precinct. Police
said the victim Hun Hurn, 25, a bodyguard of Senate President Samdech Chea Sim, was
robbed while waiting for his wife to buy food at Boeng Keng Kang market.
December 29: A 63-year-old woman, Pol Van, a farmer, was burned and seriously
injured at 7:00 pm while she was pouring kerosene into a lamp and it caught fire.
The incident happened in Prey Sniat village, Piaraing district, Prey Veng. Police
said the victim died after being sent to Preah Kosamak hospital in Phnom Penh.
December 29: Four robbers were arrested at 6:00 am by municipal police after
they robbed a motorbike on street 199 in Tomnop Teuk precinct, Chamcarmon. Police
confiscated one motorbike from these robbers and handed it back to the victim. The
robbers were identified as Hun Samoeun, 18, Kruy Sambo, 19, Sim Ra, 24, and Ou Virak,
December 30: Two people died and four others were seriously injured in an
accident at midnight on Russian Federation Blvd in Teuk Thla market precinct, Russei
Keo district. Police said the victims died on the spot while riding a motorbike on
the sidewalk, and it was hit by a car driven by Chinath who was very drunk. The driver
December 30: Kao Ly, 72, was beaten and seriously injured by his friend at
10:10 pm because of a dispute over a millennium bug that is rumored to kill people
who fail to eat rice cakes wrapped in a banana leaf. The incident happened in Teuk
Laak 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the assailant Tan Sokha, 58, was very angry
when his friend refused to eat the cake. Tan Sokha, was also beaten and seriously
injured by Kao Savuth, 23. The men later died in a hospital.
December 31: Pach Bath, 45, was chopped and seriously injured at 7:30 pm while
he was arguing with his wife in Anlong village, Teuk Phos district, Kampong Chhnang.
Police said the victim was chopped once on the right side of his body by his father-in-law
Chhit, 70, who was very angry when his son-in-law cursed and looked down on him.
January 2: An unidentified thief was beaten and seriously injured by villagers
at 9:30 am while he and his accomplice were stealing a motorbike and tried to escape
in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said that one thief
was captured and beaten to death after the incident and the other escaped safely.
January 2: Muth Try was stabbed and seriously injured in a quarrel at noon
while touching a rooster at a cock-fighting place in Prey Romeas village, Kandal.
Eyewitnesses said the victim, who was accused of using sleeping pills to drug a cock,
was stabbed once in his chest by Muth Samath. The assailant was arrested after the
January: 2: Two relatives, Sek Lanh, 25, and Sek Theap, 26, were chopped to
death at 2:30 pm while cutting logs in a forest in Veal Roveang village, Kampong
Chhnang. Police said the victims were killed by a neighbor, Chhoeun, 50, who escaped
after the incident. The motivation for the killing is believed to be revenge caused
from a land dispute.
January 3: The body of a 40-year-old man Sim Saroeun was found floating in
the Bassac river in front of Russei Chroy pagoda in Saang district, Kandal. Police
said the victim, a farmer from Takeo province, was killed five days ago while he
was coming to attend his niece's engagement ceremony. The motivation for the killing
is not known.