AUGUST 27: Police are looking for six gangsters who they alleged murdered
their neighbor, Dean Nguon, 30, at 5:30 pm in Stoeng Pinh village, Kampong Cham province.
Police identified the suspects as Thy Seanglai, 21, San Pheak, 21, Son Kray, 35,
Rin Wath, 18, Sren Khan, 30, and Tek Ho, 19. They allegedly killed Nguon with a bayonet
while he was returning home from playing volleyball.
AUGUST 27: Keat Sam, 18, died in a lightning storm around 3 pm about 300 meters
from his house in Prey Roonglich village, Prey Veng province. Police said the man
was struck and died on the scene while leaving for a ricefield where his cows were
AUGUST 27: Kou Mok, 58, was sent to the provincial hospital for medical treatment
after being knocked down by another woman during an argument at noon in Kraing Spear
village, Kampong Chhnang province. Police said she was struck on the head with the
back of an ax after arguing with a neighbor, Wang, 59. Wang became angry because
Mok chased her buffalo out of her land. They were related by marriage and were always
AUGUST 28: Seang Sattia, 22, was knifed to death in a night-time argument
at a karaoke shop in Sleng Deidos village, Kandal province. A witness said Sattia
was struck several times after arguing with Seng Tha, 20. During the struggle Tha
seized a heavy knife and struck Sattia several times in the head.
AUGUST 28: Sum Meuy, 20, was knifed and later died at home in Kampong Svay
village, Kandal province. A witness told police Moeuy was stabbed in the stomach
and chopped twice in the arm then struck on the neck with a stick while returning
home from a dance where he had argued with some people in the early evening. The
assailant escaped but he is identified as a neighbor.
AUGUST 29: Teng Hoeun, 28, died from head injuries after an accident at 9:30
am on Norodom Boulevard in Phnom Penh. A witness said Hoeun was hit and run over
by a 4-Runner car after her motorbike collided with another motorbike. The driver,
who is believed to be a military police officer, was arrested but later freed after
paying compensation to the victim's family.
AUGUST 30: Lai Yoeun, 28, was knifed and severely injured during an argument
around 5 pm in Krapeu Ror village, Pursat province. Police said Yoeun was chopped
six times while arguing with Thim Vy, 30, who was later arrested while escaping to
his village in Kampong Cham. A witness said Vy was drunk and became angry as Yoeun
shut down his tape player after he turned it on.
AUGUST 30: A 30-year-old woman complained to police after being raped at a
guest-house in Tuol Sangke village, Phnom Penh. The woman, a widow with two children,
told police Pich Kimsan, 30, came to visit her house and asked her to have sex then
raped her after she rejected his advances. Kimsan was later arrested but she said
he would be freed if he paid her $800 for damages.
AUGUST 30: A drunken man, Phoeun Chhin, 28, escaped after killing his brother,
Phoeun Chhak, 31, during a wine-drinking session at 9:30 pm in Chheu Tial village,
Kampong Thom province. Police said Chhin stabbed his brother five times with a knife
then escaped to a forest. A neighbor said Chhin was angry after Chhak blamed him
for killing his dog for meat to eat with wine.
AUGUST 31: Noeun Chan, 18, was shot and severely wounded in a robbery at 7:10
pm while driving a motorbike with her mother in Svay Dangkum village, Siem Reap province.
The mother said three gunmen blocked her path and aimed at her then they shot her
daughter twice in the waist and the arm as she refused to hand over a key to the
robbers who escaped on her new motorbike.
SEPTEMBER 1: Leang Cheng, 33, was axed and seriously injured during a night-time
robbery in Pring village, Takeo province. Police said Cheng was struck four times
in the head and his wife later chopped in the temple while trying to fight off two
robbers who escaped empty-handed while attempting to steal their cow.
SEPTEMBER 2: Chhouk Pheakadey, 20, was knifed and seriously injured during
a fighting competition in Thnal Bek village, Takeo province. Police said Pheakadey
was stabbed in the chest, the waist and the arm while arguing with 11 gangsters.
Police said Pheakadey and another group had arranged the fight to help choose a new
gang leader. Pheakadey was a contender. Police arrested three gangsters: Saing Makara,
21, Pak Khichhan, 18, and Chim Saret, 18.
SEPTEMBER 3: Police are looking for a tontine master, Sum Sarath, 23, who
escaped after cheating her clients in Psar Doeum Thkao commune, Phnom Penh. Police
said the woman collected more than $100,000 from her tontine players then ran away
after she put up her house as loan security to a number of different people, who
all lost money.
SEPTEMBER 4: Heang Rithy, 24, was knifed and severely injured during a revenge
attack after he got drunk and slept at 3:30 pm in Tuol Svay Prey 1 precinct, Phnom
Penh. Police said Rithy was stabbed many times in the stomach by his two friends
who had argued with him during a drinking session. The assailants escaped on a motorbike
after the stabbing.
SEPTEMBER 4: Pin Srouch, 33, was shot dead at 7:15 pm at his house in Svay
Chrum village, Kampong Chhnang province. His wife told police Srouch was shot with
an AK-47 while sitting on a bed smoking a cigarette. The gunman escaped.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun