JUNE 18: Nak Chea, 18, was arrested by a security guard who later handed him
to police after injuring a woman in a robbery at 2:40 p.m. in the old market, Phnom
Penh. Ry Sophy, 26, told police that Chea stabbed her in the neck with a knife after
she tried to resist as he attempted to steal her jewelry while leaving a public toilet.
Sophy was sent to Calmette Hospital for medical treatment.
JUNE 18: Nop An, 32, a construction worker, was taken to Chantrea Vuth clinic
for operation after being shot at 5:30 a.m. in a robbery in Boeng Thom village, Kandal
province. A witness told police that two gunmen stopped the path of the man and shot
him three times with a handgun because he tried to resist those people. The robbers
escaped empty-handed after police arrived.
JUNE 18: A motorbike taxi driver, Prum Visal, 25, was arrested for a murder
in Svay Park commune, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Meas Sopheak, 30, told police
that Visal killed her 4-month-old female baby after denying to love him because she
has a husband and he is now overseas. Sopheak said her baby was stabbed once in the
chest with a knife and died instantly.
JUNE 19: Sman Chouk, 28, died instantly and a 13-year-old boy died at hospital
in Phnom Penh after an accident at 8:35 a.m. on National Road 5 in Prey Pis village,
Kampong Chhnang province. Police said a bus hit a small truck from behind and ran
it over while driving fast on the way from Phnom Penh. The accident also injured
seven passengers in the truck.
JUNE 20: Pinh Moun, 25, was sent to a provincial hospital for medical treatment
after being axed in a revenge attack while visiting his mother in Rokar Koang village,
Kampong Cham province. Police said Moun was chopped three times, in the neck, the
shoulder, and the arm by his brother, Pinh Veach, 31, who escaped after the assault.
Police said Veach was angry because Moun stopped him while he was trying to hit their
mother the previous year.
JUNE 20: Police arrested Sim Phon, 36, after he was accused of rape in Kauk
Romeat village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said Phon raped a 16-year-old step-daughter
while her mother was staying in Thailand, where she worked as a worker. The girl
said she had been raped three times since she was a 14-year-old in 2003. She said
Phon threatened her with a knife every rape.
JUNE 21: Yous Yara, 24, was found dead in the early morning in Doeum Reus
village, Kandal province. Police said that Yara, who had been living in Takhmau town,
was murdered with a knife elsewhere and his body dropped there after persuading by
his friends who stole a motorbike and a gold ring.
JUNE 21: A widower, Leng Reth, 46, was found dead in the early morning at
his house in Lapeak village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Reth was stabbed
once in the chest with a knife while drunk. A neighbor, Duop Chruy, 35, told police
that the murder happened the previous night because she heard Reth shout for help.
The reason of the killing was not known.
JUNE 21: A beer girl, Hoeun Sreylen, 26, was found naked and dead in a room
at Lucky 2 guesthouse in Boeng Pralit commune, Phnom Penh. Bau Nan, the manager of
the guesthouse, said that Sreylen was brought in by a man in the early morning, but
he left after staying one hour with her. Police suspect the man killed Sreylen and
stole her jewelry and a telephone after having sex with her.
JUNE 22: Three gangsters escaped on a motorbike after killing a man in the
morning in Psar Doeum Thkau commune, Phnom Penh. A witness said the assailants, who
had held heavy knifes, attacked Tong Veasna, 22, while walking from school to his
home in Boeng Trabek. Police said revenge was the reason of the killing because they
escaped empty-handed after the assault.
JUNE 22: Thy Vanny, 21, was arrested while trying to escape after he and two
accomplices committed a nighttime robbery in Tumnop Teuk commune, Phnom Penh. Keo
Pisey, 23, told police that the robbers on a motorbike blocked her path and threatend
to kill her with a handgun, then they attempted to steal her motorbike. Police are
also looking for two others suspects.
JUNE 22: Cheng Sokhan, 23, was arrested for a murder he committed a year ago
in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Sokhan escaped after killing a recycling
vendor, Sok Chea, 53. Sokhan said he killed Chea with a stick because he tried to
chop him with a heavy knife while he was drunk.
JUNE 23: Tong Him, 33, was fatally gunned down while exchanging gunfire with
police after he and three other accomplices kidnapped Taing Auy, 43, and her son,
Sem Noiy, 18, three days earlier in Chong Daung village, Kampong Thom province. Sem
Srun, 47, told police that the hostage takers brought his wife and the son to a forest
and then telephoned him and demanded $5,000. Srun said after negotiation they agreed
to $3,500 ransom.
JUNE 23: Police took a motorbike taxi driver, Nang Mam, 29, to a hospital
after he was knifed during a robbery at 10:30 a.m. in Trapaing Raing village, Kampong
Cham province. Mam said his passenger, Nguien Yang Hai, 18, a Vietnamese national,
stabbed him in the shoulder then attempted to steal his bike. Police arrested Hai
while trying to escape after people shouted for help.
JUNE 23: Cheam Hen, 29, was found dead at 9:30 p.m. at her house in Thlat
village, Siem Reap province. Police said Hen poisoned herself with insecticide. She
left a message saying that she was hopeless because her boyfriend, identified as
Cham Um, 21, a construction worker, left her for another woman.
JUNE 25: Police arrested four managers after being accused of human trafficking
at the One World Massage Parlor in Monorom commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the arrest
came after a warrant issued by Nget Sarat, a deputy chief of prosecutor of Phnom
Penh court. Police rescued 56 Cambodian, 28 Vietnamese and 4 Chinese nationals. Police
said the hotel kept the girls for sexual services.
JUNE 26: Three robbers ran away after attempting to steal a motorbike at around
9 p.m. in Trapaing Chhouk village, Phnom Penh. A motorbike taxi driver, Keo Sambath,
23, told police that the robbers ordered him to stop and then stabbed him 13 times
with a bayonet, then attempted to steal his bike. Police took Sambath to Chantrea
Vuth clinic for medical treatment.
JUNE 26: Im Sophat, 31, was robbed of his motorbike while driving home at
around 6 p.m. in Trapaing Thloeung village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Sophat
told police that three gunmen blocked his path and aimed a handgun at him, then shot
him once before escaping on his bike, Sophat said they shot one more time into the
air after police arrived.
JUNE 26: Luon Kim, 36, was sent to a clinic for treatment after being knocked
down while drinking wine with a neighbor in Tar Mao village, Prey Veng province.
A witness told police that Kim was struck with a stick by a 36-year-old man who became
angry because he wooed his wife while drunk. The assailant escaped.
JUNE 27: Police arrested Chhean Lon, 33, after killing a man at 6:45 p.m.
in Sam Roang village, Kampong Cham province. Lon confessed that he hid at the house
of Meth Mong, 45, and killed him with an ax because Meth stole his motorbike. Sngoun
Wang, a deputy chief of Ponhea Krek police district, said robbery was not the reason
for the killing because Lon escaped empty-handed. Wang said that Lon had been in
love with Mong's wife.
JUNE 28: Tap Heng, 25, was taken into custody for questioning after police
suspected him of killing her husband the previous night in Chambak Khpous village,
Kampong Thom province. Heng gave a wrong report to police that a thief killed her
husband, but she later confessed. Heng said she killed her husband because he argued
with her over a jealousy. Police said Khquek Sao, 23, was stabbed in the neck and
his throat had been cut with a knife while asleep after the argument.
JUNE 28: Choeun Sokhoeun, 27, was arrested after committing a robbery at 8:30
p.m. in Veal Vong village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Sokhoeun tried to escaped
on a stolen motorbike belonging to a woman, Siv Sopha, 35. Sopha said that Sokhoeun
knocked her down with a blow to the head with a stick while she was sitting on the
bike waiting for her sister. Police confiscated the bike and handed it back to the
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun