APRIL 2: Nan Sopheak, 20, a moto-taxi driver, was axed and severely injured
at 3:30 pm while carrying two passengers in Kbal Spian village, Banteay Meanchey.
District Justice Police Deputy Chief Long Loeum said the victim was chopped four
times by the passengers who stole his bike. Oeun, 35, one of the two robbers, was
arrested and beaten to death.
APRIL 2: Four moto-taxi drivers, Sun Savuth, 31, Wa Som Or, 33, Prum Aun,
28, and Nguon Sopheak, 24, were arrested at 7:15 am at the Pochentong railway station
in Par Prak village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said
the arrest came after a passenger, from Battambang province, complained to security
guards that the four had robbed her of 6,000 riel.
APRIL 2: Yeng Yin, 22, was found dead at 4 am on a footpath next to National
Road 4 about 50 meters from a dance hall in Chomkar Chek village, Phnom Sruoch district,
Kampong Speu. Police say the victim was possibly beaten from behind with the back
of an ax and chopped once after returning from a dance. Revenge was the suspected
APRIL 2: Yugo Yato, 30, a Japanese national, was robbed at 7:50 pm in front
of Preah Domnak in Mitapheap district, Sihanouk-ville. Police said the victim was
pushed down from a moto-taxi driven by Kin Hoeun, an accomplice of two robbers, who
then escaped with $100, Y3,000, a passport, one credit card and an airline ticket.
Kin Hoeun was arrested.
APRIL 2: Dam Yieng, 37, was gunned down at 5pm in O Takrouy village, Ban
Long district, Ratanakiri. Provincial Criminal Police Office Chief Chea Bunthoeun
said the victim was shot once in the left breast with an AK-47 by her estranged husband,
Ahnoch Savoeuk, 40, who was angry after she had attempted to end her relationship
with him. Savoeuk killed himself after shooting Yieng.
APRIL 3: Khieu Phiroeun, 23, was knifed and severely injured at midnight
while riding on a moto-taxi in Boeng Keng Kang 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said
the victim was pushed down and beaten on the head with long sticks and his throat
was cut by a group of gangsters who attempted to steal his money. Chhun Vannara,
18, one of the gangsters, was arrested.
APRIL 3: A 22-year-old woman, Poeu Thida, was sent to Preah Kossamak hospital
for treatment after she swallowed 30 tablets of Paracetamol at 8:30 am in Teuk Laak
2 precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said Thida attempted to kill herself
after a neighbor demanded that she replace a large knife that she had borrowed and
APRIL 3: Tien Sry, 17, a pupil from Steung Meanchey Primary School, was
electrocuted at 10:50 pm while attempting to steal chickens from a chicken coop in
Russei village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Ros Sovan, 47, the chicken coop's
owner and also a military lawyer, told police that he had electrified the cage as
recently many of his chickens had been stolen.
APRIL 3: Noeu Mok, 51, was axed and severely injured in a land dispute
at 6:30 am in Sra Lop village, Thbaung Khmum district, Kampong Cham. Police said
the victim was chopped four times by Yan Kimhean, who became angry after he was ordered
to stop plowing a rice field that was not his. Kimhean was also chopped once in the
APRIL 3: Four people were killed in a fire at 4:30 am at the Serey Pheap
guest-house in Preah Ponlia village, Serey Sophorn district, Banteay Meanchey. Provincial
Intervention Police Chief Mok Pito said the fire was possibly started from the votive
candle of Ram Sai Pandey, an Indian national who was also killed in the fire.
APRIL 4: Sao Phally, 35, a military police officer from the Ministry of
Interior, was shot and wounded at midnight at a karaoke shop in Boeng Kak 2 precinct,
Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit with a bullet fired from an AK-47 by six
policemen after Phally and his friends destroyed some glasses and tried to escape
without paying for their drinks.
APRIL 4: A 30-year-old unidentified man died instantly in an accident at
7:30 am while riding a motorcycle when carrying four cans of alcohol on National
Road 6A in Kien Khlaing village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said the
victim, a wine distributor from Rokar Korng village, Kandal province, was hit by
a taxi while overtaking a truck.
APRIL 4: Yim Vanna was knifed and severely injured while wooing a girl
at a dance at midnight in Kien Khlaing village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh.
Police said that Vanna, a popular singer from Hong Neak restaurant, was stabbed twice
in the stomach and the right thigh by Chea Noeng, 30, who was angry as Vanna tried
to woo his wife. Him Savey, a friend of the victim, was also stabbed once in the
waist and severely injured.
APRIL 4: Sum Chhumbon, 40, an official from the Cambodian Royal Academy,
was arrested in connection with a murder that had occurred one week earlier. Police
said that Loeung Chanthan, 21, who was a singer and a girlfriend of Chhunbon, was
killed, her body put in a bag and dropped into a river in Prek Treng village, Saang
APRIL 5: Dho Daing Loan, 34, a Vietnamese businessman, was robbed at 2:30
am while asleep at the Dara Thmei guest house in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh.
The victim reported to police after he was released about 11 kilometers from the
city that he was pushed into a car by five people who then stole his US$5,400, his
passport and a Motorola hand phone.
APRIL 6: The body of a 42-year-old man, Pen Huon, was found hanging from
a mango tree at 6 am at Moniram pagoda in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police
said the victim, a car driver from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, had
possibly committed suicide after learning he was HIV positive. A positive HIV blood
test result was found in Huon's pocket.
APRIL 6: A two-year-old boy, Ly Kimheng, died instantly in an accident
at 9:50 am on 102 Street in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim
was hit by a Landcruiser while crossing the street. The driver was arrested.
APRIL 6: Chon Van, 23, a convict, was reportedly freed after his family
paid US$1,500 to the Provincial Court of Kampong Cham. Rasmei Kampuchea newspaper
said that Van was arrested and beaten nearly to death in October last year by householders
and he was handed over to authorities after he attempted to steal a motorbike in
Ti Bei village.