AUGUST 1: Ym Phy, 40, was arrested after being accused of a rape allegedly
committed two days earlier in Anteak Komar village, Kampong Thom province. Police
said the man, who was married with four children, raped a 67-year-old disabled woman
while she was in bed with a serious illness.
AUGUST 1: A 45-year-old man, Meas Ly, was found hanged from a mango tree in
the early morning in Raung village, Prey Veng province. Police said he committed
suicide because of a long-standing mental problem.
AUGUST 2: Two Thai women were arrested for drug trafficking in Poipet precinct,
Banteay Meanchey province. Police said Wimon Phiphan, 25, and Wanmisa Phutthawal,
19, who came from Bang Khun Chan commune in Bangkok, had for six months been selling
a sexual-performance drug with a Khmer person. Police confiscated 25 bottles of Calypsol
Ketamine from the traffickers.
AUGUST 2: Police arrested Chan Sameth, 25, after he committed a night-time
robbery with his two accomplices, who escaped on a stolen motorbike in Chatomuk commune,
Phnom Penh. Police said the accomplices, identified as Khan Sophorn, 41, and Sim
Sanoeun, 26, were later arrested in possession of a K-54 handgun after Sameth confessed
to the police.
AUGUST 3: Five Japanese women complained to police after they were robbed
at around 10 pm while staying at the Angkor International Hotel in Psar Kandal 1
commune, Phnom Penh. They told police three robbers entered their room, aimed at
them with a handgun then tied their arms and stole $900 in cash, 300,000 yen, 28,000
baht, 90,000 riel, and one credit card.
AUGUST 3: Hul Savy, 66, was found dead with severe face injuries at 7:30 pm
in her orange field in Chamkar Samrong village, Battambang province. Police said
the woman was murdered while working in the field in the early evening. Police suspect
a neighbor killed her to keep her silent when she disturbed him stealing her oranges,
about 200 meters from her house.
AUGUST 3: Lai Soeun, 44, was shot dead at 9:15 pm in Ror Liep village, Pursat
province. His wife told police a neighbor entered her house and shot her husband
in the head with a long gun then escaped. Police arrested a neighbor, Lai Tep, 50,
for questioning as a suspect because he had threatened to kill Soeun during an argument
the previous month.
AUGUST 3: Hun Choeun, 42, a medical worker, was shot dead in a robbery while
watching television with his family at 9:10 pm in Masa Krang village, Kampong Thom
province. Police said Choeun was shot in the stomach with an AK-47 by three robbers
who escaped after stealing one damleung platinum bracelet, one damleung platinum
necklace, and four chi gold necklace.
AUGUST 4: Yin Noeun, 51, was arrested after allegedly committing a murder
at 8:25 am in Chhoeu Teal village, Kampot province. Police said Noeun killed a brother,
Yin Phum, 42, and his wife, Hin Sareth, 36, during an argument over the depth of
water in a well dispute. Police said Noeun killed Phum with a knife and cut his head
off then chopped Sareth in the head and the face after she came to help her husband.
AUGUST 4: Ea Thun, 42, was beaten to death in a family violence at around
6 pm in Kam Prum village, Siem Reap province. Police said she was struck on the back
of her neck with a stick and died instantly while arguing with her husband, Reap
Rop, 40. Rop told police after being arrested that he became angry because the food
was cooked too late for him after he returned home from a farm.
AUGUST 5: Sok Man, 77, was knifed to death during family violence at 5:30
pm in Prey Chambak village, Takeo province. Police said he was chopped five times
by a drunken son, Sok Lim, 48, who was later arrested. Lim was angry as his father
had always stopped him when he argued with his wife.
AUGUST 5: Ly Sophearon, 15, died at Calmette Hospital of head injuries after
being beaten in an argument at 2:30 pm at a gambling shop in Chbar Ampov 1 commune,
Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said Sophearon was knocked down, probably with
a club by his friend, Haing Meng, 16, who was arrested at the scene.
AUGUST 6: Yan Vit, 37, was shot dead in a revenge attack at 10:30 pm in Chambak
Phaem village, Kampong Speu province. Police said he was shot in the chest with an
AK-47 by a neighbor, Man Samnang, 30, who was later arrested while escaping to Battambang
province. Samnang confessed to the police he was angry as Vit owed him from a gambling
AUGUST 6: Sok Samol, 25, was axed and seriously injured during a night-time
robbery while walking to the Canadia Industrial Garment factory where he was going
to accompany his sister home from the night shift, in Trapaing Thloeng village, Phnom
Penh. Police said Samol was struck on the head and the arms by a group of five gangsters
who escaped after stealing his $20 in cash.
AUGUST 6: Police are looking for a 16-year-old youth who escaped after he
allegedly committed a rape at 2:30 pm in Pien Rong village, Prey Veng province. Police
said the boy raped a four-month-old baby while her mother was at a neighbor's house.
The baby was sent to hospital for medical treatment.
AUGUST 7: Eang Bunlong, 42, a money changer, died at Chantrea clinic after
being shot in a robbery at 7:20 am while driving a motorbike on Preah Monireth in
Tumnop Teuk commune, Phnom Penh. A passerby said four robbers shot Bunlong three
times with a K-54 handgun then escaped on two motorbikes after stealing his money
bag containing $20,000 in cash.
AUGUST 11: Thieves broke into a bedroom at Ocean View Guest House near Serendipity
Beach, Sihanoukville, at 3am, stabbed two Canadian tourists, a man, 24, and woman,
25, and robbed them of $500. The man was stabbed in the ribs, hand, and forearm,
the woman in the chest, right hand and back. Both were taken to Calmette Hospital
in Phnom Penh. The thieves escaped.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun