Feb 6: Forestry Department agents stop nine trucks illegally carrying
a total of some 80 cubic meters of good quality logs belonging to the Angkor
Industrial Crops Development company in Kompong Speu.
Feb 9: Thang Sokun, 29, is shot and killed by an offender who robs his
c100 Honda motorcycle in Sras village, Preah Neth Preah commune, at 3 pm.
Feb 11: A man is killed when two pleasure speed boats collide with
each other at Takhmao town about 10km south of Phnom Penh. Police say one person
died and another injured in the boat accident during the Chinese New Year early
Feb 12: Moto-taxi driver Soy Soum, 42, is shot and killed by two armed
offenders who rob his Sanyang motorcycle near the TV antenna at the Toul Kok red
light district in Phnom Penh at 12:20 pm. The criminals escape when surrounded
by people. Soum was returning from the area after dropping two bar girl
Feb 12: Eight people, including the Klang Hay commune head and two
government soldiers, are killed and 22 others, seven of whom are soldiers,
wounded after a four hour fight, with 300 Khmer Rouge guerrillas in Klang Hay
commune, Battambang. Five guerrillas are killed and 15 others injured.
Feb 14: Cow tenders find the body of a lady with no head in a bush
about 700 meters from Kompong Chhnang. The body is identified as coconut seller
Srey Leak, 25, of Trapeong Bei village. Police say she was shot and killed on
Feb 4 before she was beheaded by the criminals. Members of the bereaved family
say one of four offenders arrested by police on Feb 12 is Chheng Phat, who was
engaged with Srey Leak, but the marriage was canceled in Dec 1994 by Srey Leak's
family following the man's repeated refusal of marriage on the wedding day.
After the engagement, the girl family bought Phat a Honda Cub motorcycle but he
was not happy and demanded a c100 motorcycle. The family says Srey Leak
disappeared from home on Feb 4 and was not found till Feb 12. About two damlungs
of gold [US$ 900] and her motorcycle were robbed. Phat and one of his
collaborators work as policemen in Kompong Chhnang.
Feb 14: Moto driver Seng Hort, 34, is poisoned by four people who rob
his moto. Hort was given toad wine and asked to join the gang visiting brothels.
He spent a disoriented night on a bench.
Feb 16: Khan Mean Chey police arrest Vietnamese national Trang Yang
Tev, 24, who is trying to sell a kidnapped four year old girl to villagers in
Chrang Nak village, Phnom Penh. Tev confesses that he had kidnapped the girl
from Prek Tanou village, Chak Angre commune in the same district and sold her
for two chis of gold [US $90]. He clamed that she was his own daughter and that
he decided to sell her after divorcing his wife.
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh