Feb. 17: So Chun, 35, living in Thmei village, Kompong Speu, fell off
a 15 meter high palm tree, because the bamboo pole cut for climbing was old and
breaking. Chun is sent to the hospital, but he did not die, which is a
Feb. 17: A grenade explodes at 10 p.m. near the Dessert market in
Preah Sihanoukville, killing a woman and wounding four people. This is the first
explosion in Sihanoukville since the May elections.
Feb. 19: Counterfeit Lt. Col. San Vanny, 28, is arrested by the Khan
Toul Kok police at 9 p.m. at a guest house behind the Sokhalay hotel. He claimed
to be a Lt. Col. of the Royal Govt. Army and cheated a moto-taxi driver of his
Feb. 19: Prak Sorphea, 18, pours acid on her boyfriend and his partner
in Phnom Penh as revenge on the male mate, who repeatedly says that he only
loves her for pleasure.
Feb. 21: Hem Khan, 63, is sentenced to seven years imprisonment for
cutting and killing his wife while he is drunk in Kompong Po village, Kandal
Feb. 22: Three offenders are arrested by Khan Toul Kok police at 9
p.m. at Psar Moin Ang market, Phnom Penh. The three are accused of shooting and
wounding a trader. A c100 motorcycle and a K59 hand gun are confiscated.
Feb. 23: Four crooks carrying hand guns rob the office of the World
Food Program at 10:05 p.m. in Romchek IV village, Battambang town. The gang
threatened the guard to give them the keys of the car, but the latter did not do
so. The four broke the car window and stole 16,000 riels.
Feb. 23: Sok Sophal, 22, is shot and killed in a gun quarrel with a
man in Po village, Battambang province. The murderer escapes and the victim's AK
rifle is confiscated.
Feb. 23: Khan Daun Penh police arrest robber Nouth Savoeun, 31, at
10:20 a.m. in Phnom Penh. Savoeun admits that he has already conducted two
motorcycle robberies in association with five other offenders carrying two hand
Feb. 24: Huy Savoeun, 21, accused of committing fraud, is arrested by
police in Phnom Penh. He drives a rented car, and has cheated sellers at the
markets out of over ten Dumlungs of gold (1 Dumlung gold= 420 dollars).
Feb. 25: So Ann, 52, is shot and killed at 6:20 a.m., while his c100
motorcycle is robbed by three armed offenders on National Route 5 in Kok Trob
village, Battambang. Police say one of the criminals is a woman.
Feb. 25: A gang of Khmer Rouge soldiers loot some motorcycles and
cars, including that of an international organization, at about 6 p.m. on
National Route 5 in Dom Krasang village, Battambang. The gang keeps two cars and
a motorcycle, and free the others along with the international
Feb. 28: Two Cambodians say that Thai police are members of the
cross-border car smuggling gang, and are killed in an armed struggle with Thai
soldiers near Aranya-prathet on the Cambodian-Thai border.
Feb. 29: At least nine civilians are killed and ten others wounded
while 20 people's houses and all the stores at the market are burned down in an
offensive by the Khmer Rouge at 11 p.m. in Beong Pring village, Battambang
district. Villagers say about 30 to 40 Khmer Rouge soldiers fired riffles and
B40s at the market and the people's houses, and stole people's property. The
attack lasts for 40 minutes before the bandits retreated.
Mar. 3: A hand grenade explodes at about 5: 30 a.m. near the
broadcasting office of the IBC television station in the Borei Keilar( the
Sports City) in Phnom Penh. No serious casualties are reported. An IBC staff
says the grenade was thrown from outside. Initial investigation says the
incident is prompted by malice.
- Summarized and translated by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer