May 24: Chhun Sothavy, 18, a pupil from Toul Svay Prey Junior High School
in Phnom Penh was shot dead at 7:30 pm by robbers who took his motorbike while he
was leaving the private English school for his house nearby in Toul Svay Prey 1 precinct,
Chamcarmon district. The robbers escaped safely.
May 24: Sieng Yoeun, 27, was shot dead by policemen in Kandal village, Kratie,
while exchanging fire after he robbed Vak Kong and took a motorbike and12 domleung
of gold. Police said another robber, Men Vanna, 29, was arrested.
May 26: Suy Heu, 40, a Chief of Militia, was shot dead with an AK-47 at night
while he was stepping down from his house in Pur Ban commune, Kandal. The victim
was shot once in his chest and died immediately. The motivation for the killing is
not known. However, police said the victim had a history of robbing the villagers.
May 27: An unidentified man was killed and his body dropped inside a bag on
national road A in Prek Leap village precinct, Russeikeo district. Police reported
that an inspection of the victim found that his head suffered massive injuries and
his throat was cut.
May 27: Four kidnappers were arrested by policemen in Sihanouk-ville after
they captured a family and brought them into the forest to demand $40,000 ransom.
Police said the capture came after a woman, Muy Eng, 41, complained to the court
when she was released after she agreed to pay 110,000 baht.
May 28: Sou Kia, 45, an agent of police was killed and his body dropped on
a road in Toul Kok district. Police said the victim, who was a resident in Boeung
Keng Kang 2 precinct, was shot once in his chest. The victim's wife said her husband
was killed in a robbery.
May 30: Two suspected thieves, Prak Doung, 25, and another unidentified man,
were beaten to death at 4:00 am by some students in Botum Vadey pagoda, Phnom Penh
city, while they were forcing open the house door of a monk to steal motorbikes there.
Another escaped empty handed.
May 30: The body of an unidentified woman was found floating in a canal in
Siem Reap village, Kandal. Police said the victim was tied around her neck and her
face suffered massive injuries. The motivation for the killing is not known. However,
police said the victim looked like a worker in a garment factory.
May 30: An unidentified man was beaten to death by local people in Kraing
Thnong commune, Takeo, when he tried to rob a moto driver of the motorbike on which
he was a passenger. Police said Sum Sophal, 25, the motorbike owner, was stabbed
in his temple and waist.
May 31: A Vietnamese unidentified thief was shot dead at midnight by policemen
while exhanging fire as he tried to escape after he forced open a house door in Phsar
Kandal 1 precinct. Police said two others escaped.
June 1: The body of Lon Then, 21, was found floating in the river in Prek
Pan village, Kandal, two days after he went missing on his way home from a dance
in Svay Tany. An inspection of the victim found that his face suffered massive injuries
and his tongue was cut. Police already know who the criminals are, but they escaped.
June 4: Mok Sakhon, 23, a broadcaster on Bayon Radio, was shot at 6:10 am
and injured by robbers who took her motorbike while she was riding from her house
to an English school along Preah Norodom Blvd. The incident happened in front of
Lux cinema in Chey Chum Neas commune, Daun Penh district. The robbers escaped safely.
June 5: Two unidentified women and a man died immediately at 8:30 am on National
Road 4, while riding a motorbike, which was hit by a Mercedes car. The incident happened
in front of the district hall of Ang Snoul. Police said the body of a motor taxi
driver was cut off separately. The car driver escaped safely.
June 5: Khoeun, a robber was beaten to death at 8:40 pm by local people while
robbing Taing Sam Aun and his wife Sam Narin who were riding a motorbike near a railway
in Teuk Thla commune, Mean Chey district. Taing Sam Aun was beaten and his head suffered
massive injuries by three others who escaped.