Mar 17: Police arrest two female thieves after they cut a traveler's
bag stealing 150,000 riel and a motorcycle at the Orasey market, Phnom Penh.
Mar 18 -22: Phnom Penh police arrest four people trying to
change $6,800 in counterfeit notes. Li Sithar, one of the counterfeiters, said
he bought the fake notes at Thmar Pouk district, Banteay Mean Chey. This is the
second such incident in a week involving phony dollars - last week Phnom Penh
police caught two men with $20,000 in counterfeit.
Mar 20: Five armed robbers, dressed in military uniform, enter a house
in Anlung Kngan village, Phnom Penh, and take $580, two motorcycles and a wrist
watch. Nobody is injured in the raid.
Mar 21: Thach Chor, 34, is killed with a machete by his
brother-in-law, policeman Sin Chamreon, while they are eating and drinking in
Ream Kun village at 10 pm, Maung Russei district, Battambang. Though the killer
has been identified police are still trying to find him.
Mar 21: Vong Vita, 35, A Kampuchea Krom Khmer, is arrested after a
revenge attack where he cut a Vietnamese national in the urban slum on Sothearos
Bvd, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh.
Mar 22: A truck turned over on a broken bridge, killing the driver, on
Route II in Cheung Keub commune, Kandal Stung district, Kandal.
Mar 22: Phnom Penh military police arrest three Vietnamese
nationals who poisoned a can of beer and offered it to a shop-owner in order to
steal his jewelry, near Stung mean Chey bridge in Phnom Penh.
Mar 22: Phnom Penh court sentences Thar Li, 35, to a one year
suspended prison sentence for unintentional homicide. Li's old ferry boat sank
causing three people to drown near the Phnom Penh port in January.
Mar 23: A hand grenade explodes at 11.30 am in House 23 on Street 528
in Sangkat Beongkak I, Phnom Penh. No one is injured. A government soldier who
caused the explosion, Nhien Chak, is stopped by police but is later set free
after having his other hand grenade confiscated.
Mar 25: A Toyota Land Cruiser (plated NGO 731) belonging to Concern is
stolen by six robbers armed with a B40, M16 and two AK rifles at 12 noon in Both
Trang commune, Mongkolborei district, Banteay Mean Chey.
Mar 25: Two men, armed with a handgun, riding a Crystal motorcycle rob
school teacher Heng Sarun of her Honda Dream motorcycle at 7.20 pm on street 85
in Sangkat Beongkengkang III, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh.
Mar 27: A Chinese Singaporian man is arrested for allegedly possessing
4 kgs of heroin by border police at Poipet in Banteay Mean Chey. He was trying
to transport the drugs from Thailand to a third country via Cambodia.
Mar 29: A gang of 12 to 15 Khmer Rouge guerrillas attack Bakan
district town, Pursat, killing a policeman and his wife.
Mar 31: Two Vietnamese nationals are arrested at 8.30 pm by police
while trying to steal a motorcycle at House 125 on Street 199, Phnom
- Summarized and translated by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer