FEBRUARY 26: Two fishermen, Khit Nol, 38, and Khoeun Khlo, 33, were shot dead
at 10:30 am in Trapaing Trep village, Kampong Thom province. Police said the victims
were probably killed with an AK-47 while walking to a lake where they fished every
FEBRUARY 26: Sok Daim, 49, an activist with the Sam Rainsy Party, was murdered
with a stick and his body buried in a rice field in Trapaing Chan village, Kampong
Chhnang province. Police said revenge was the motive because Daim had recently argued
over a lake dispute with a fishing lot owner.
FEBRUARY 26: A motodop driver, Men Ly, 40, was sent to Calmette Hospital for
emergency treatment after being found unconsciousness on a park in front of the Cambodiana
hotel in Chatomuk commune, Phnom Penh. A medical doctor said Ly had been drugged
with sleeping pills after he drank a half can of beer given him by two passengers
who stole his motorbike.
FEBRUARY 27: The body of Lang Oeu, 36, was found in a deep well in Thnal Thmey
village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Oeu was murdered elsewhere with an ax
and his body dumped there three days prior while he was on the way home after drinking
wine with two neighbors. Police said his motorbike had been stolen.
FEBRUARY 27: An immigrant from Canada, Kong Sitha, 42, was murdered while
driving a car at midnight in Trapaing Krasaing village, Siem Reap province. Police
said Sitha was killed with a gun probably and his body set fire while on the way
to a guest house in Anlong Veng village, Ouddor Meanchey province. Police said his
diamond ring was stolen.
FEBRUARY 29: Por Thy, 43, and his wife, Kong Kimlai, 41, were shot dead during
a night-time argument in Chup Dey village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said
the couple were killed with an AK-47 by their son-in-law, who escaped. The couple's
daughter, Bun Lina, 17, was shot twice in the bottom and severely wounded.
FEBRUARY 29: The body of Chhut Chhon, 38, was found hanged at around 4 pm
in Nakor Krao village, Siem Reap province. Police said Chhon was drunk and committed
suicide after he killed his wife, Meak Sen, 34. The woman was murdered with a stick
during a family argument.
FEBRUARY 29: In Thek, 38, was knifed to death in a night-time argument in
Pich Chinda village, Battambang province. Police said Thek was stabbed eleven times
by two neighbors who were drunk. One of the assailants, Lai Sothun, 30, a motodop
driver, was arrested and the other escaped. Police said Sothun's wife committed suicide
with insecticide after her husband had been arrested.
FEBRUARY 29: The body of a fisherman, Phan Ry, 28, was found at a forest in
Kampong Ko village, Kampong Thom province. Police said Ry was kidnapped while asleep
at home and later killed by three unidentified men. Ry's head was cut off and left
about four meters from his body.
MARCH 1: Police arrested an Australian national, Jamie McGowan, 36, after
he was accused of theft at noon at O'Russei market in Phnom Penh. Police said Gowan
tried to escape on a motodop after stealing a television from a vendor, Lim Kheng,
43. The police said McGowan, a former English teacher, had a mental problem and they
released him after educating him.
MARCH 1: A provincial accountant officer, Oun Mandea, 55, was shot and wounded
in a robbery at 4:45 am in Khtum Kraing village, Kampong Speu province. Police said
Mandea was shot twice after trying to resist two gunmen who broke a window and attempted
to steal his three motorbikes. The robbers escaped empty-handed after his family
shouted for help.
MARCH 1: Police killed a suspected robber and arrested two accomplices preparing
to commit a night-time robbery in Trapaing Thleung village, Dangkor district, Phnom
Penh. Police said one of the robbers identified as Khmao, 37, was fatally gunned
down while trying to escape. Four policemen were wounded during the attack.
MARCH 1: Police are looking for Koy Nak, 26, and Hang Sal, 35, after they
committed a murder at around 3 pm in Thnal Keng village, Kampong Thom province. Police
said the assailants killed a neighbor with a knife then escaped on a motodop. The
victim, Sum Oun, 44, was knocked down and stabbed twice in the stomach and the chest
after they accused him of stealing 62 ducks.
MARCH 2: Sar Pesith, 30, a Phnom Penh Municipal Police officer, was sent to
a district hospital and later taken him to Calmette Hospital after accidentally shooting
himself about 11 am at a guest house in Staung district, Kampong Thom. A witness
said Pesith had got drunk at his friend's party and shot himself in the stomach with
a K-59 handgun.
MARCH 2: A Vietnamese, Din Triheang, 57, was found dead at her house in Thnal
Bek village, Kampong Cham province. Police said she was murdered with an ax and her
two grandchildren were severely injured in a night-time attack. Police arrested a
Vietnamese, Nguyen Teang, 32, who confessed he killed the woman because she promised
to pay him $5 for a translation job, but did not.
MARCH 3: A car mechanic, Sok Socheat, 19, was sent to Calmette Hospital for
treatment after being knifed during an argument at 7:30 pm in Srah Chak commune,
Phnom Penh. Police said Socheat was stabbed in the back with a sword by a neighbor,
Srey Sovannara, 26, who escaped after the argument. Sovannara became angry after
Socheat left dirty handprints on the wall of his house.
MARCH 4: Police arrested seven people after they committed a murder during
a revenge attack at midnight in Bongkang village, Pursat province. Police said Chhoy
Chi, 20, Khen Saran, 20, Saing Phalla, 25, Pheas Phoeun, 19, Saing Sarom, 24, Dy
Saoran, 16, and Phen Chan, 21, confessed they killed a neighbor, Yu Bunthoeun, 24,
with a slingshot and a stick while he guarded a construction site.
MARCH 5: Leng Makara, 18, a student at the Samdech Hun Sen junior high school,
was shot dead during an attempted robbery at 8:30 pm in Kor commune, Kampong Cham
province. Police said Makara was shot in the chest with an AK-47 and died on the
scene after he and his father were trying to stop a gunman who entered the school
and attempted to steal a garden hose.
MARCH 6: A mob killed an unidentified man after he tried to rob motodop driver
Soeu Rith, 33, of his motorbike at 4:30 am in Poi Pet commune, Banteay Meanchey province.
Police said the man was arrested and beaten to death at the scene, then his body
set on fire with gasoline.
-Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun Pheap