Jan 22: Kon Kan, 9, was killed by an unidentified man who cut her throat
while attempting to rob her of two chi of gold, worth about $70, in Prey Teng commune,
Jan 23: Peter Bassey Brown, 39 and Chan Keo Monou, who is a Post Office
staff member and a policeman, were arrested by the anti-drug police at the Post Office
and Cafe Freedom for drug smuggling. Police confiscated 1.2 kg of opium and are searching
for more in Brown's body.
Jan 24: One man was killed and another four wounded in an armed robbery
at St. 45 Russey Keo district. A source said that the offenders came in by the back
door and threatened the people on the first floor and took all their gold and money.
Afterwards they came downstairs and asked one of the robbery victims to open the
front door for them so they could take their motor bikes. But when the victim refused
they shot him dead. The offenders escaped with 50 domleng of gold worth about $17,000.
Jan 25: Prom Kim Heam, 44, was injured by his unmarried wife who stabbed
him with a knife after they had an argument. A source said that his wife had relations
with a secret lover and brought him to stay in the house near the Russian Embassy.
She confessed that she had slept with her boyfriend several times when her husband
was not staying in the house.
Jan 25: Ros Seng, 37, a robber, was arrested by Daun Penh military police
after he robbed Nin Tree, a moto-taxi driver, on Monivong Blvd.
Jan 27: Kim Heng, 57, Vith Lon, 36 and Vith Chantra, 3, were all killed
when an unidentified man shot them in a house at Damnak Kantot commune, Kampot. Meas
Saron, a wife, daughter and mother of each respective victim said that the gunman
came, didn't ask for anything, and started shooting at her husband in his hammock,
and at the rest of the family. The offender escaped, taking nothing. The motive is
still being investigated.
Jan 28: Seang Phanda, 22, was run down by a truck in a traffic accident
at 11:30 am on Kim Il Sung Blvd. in front of Toul Kok school.
Jan 29: Om Chanmony, 28, was killed and Soeung Boron, 35, wounded by gunmen
after they had an argument at 10:20 pm near Kong Kea dancing restaurant. A source
said that when the victims arrived they stopped their bikes but one fell on a group
of men who were drinking by the road. They started fighting. One of the men ran to
his base, got an AK-47 and opened fire. The offenders escaped to their base with
the victim's motorcycle.
Jan 29: One of three robbers was killed by a mob after they tried to take
a motor cycle near Yos Metrey pagoda, Ang Snoul district, Kandal. Two escaped.
Jan 30: Phal Chandaranou, a military police officer, was killed by soldiers
after he tried to rescue two women who were abducted by those soldiers. A source
said the victim and his friend came to solve the problem with the soldiers by a peaceful
way but a solider started to fire at him. Wounded, he tried to escape but the soldiers
tossed a grenade to kill him. When his friend saw he was dead he fired back at the
soldiers and killed one of them. Three escaped.
Jan 31: Kheng Dina, a robber, was killed after he jumped out of a car that
police were driving, getting him to show where one of his accomplices was hidden.
The incident took place at Sangkat Toul Tom Pong II Khan Chamkarmon.
Jan 31: Lay Sarath, 29, was gunned down by men riding near Sangkat Wat
Phnom. Police said that the incident was prompted by malice.
Feb 1: An illegal check point man was killed when he pointed a gun at a defense ministry
on the back of the truck shot him when he pointed his gun at the driver and demanded
money at Lach village, Kampong Chhnang.
Feb 1: Four parts of a train fell into the water in Kampot after the iron
bridge it was crossing broke. The train was carrying stone for making cement from
Feb 2: Three men were killed by gun fire at Sangkat Psar Doum Tkauv along
St. 271. Gunmen called for Keo Punleu to ride with them but when Punleu refused one
of the group shot him and drove off. Two others remained shooting a few bullets at
Punleu. Suddenly the police arrived and, after a gun battle, killed two men.
Feb 3: A moto-taxi robber was killed in Kandal by a mob that had heard
some shooting. The offender had also tossed one grenade at a villager's house. It
wounded two people.
Feb. 4: Claude Mathe, 56, a French man committed suicide by hanging himself
at a room at the Singapore hotel in Phnom Penh. Nobody knows the reason for the suicide,
but a source said maybe he had a mind crisis.
Feb 7: A monk at Wat Langka was found with nearly five kilograms of Burmese
heroin that police say was going to be smuggled to Vietnam. "This is the first
time that a monk has smuggled heroin in Cambodia" said deputy secretary general
of the anti-drug police, Heng Peo, adding he had spent a long time investigating
the case that began in Kratie. He said that arresting the monk affected the Kingdom's
religion, so he first brought the monk to the Ministry of Religion to be defrocked
by his abbot. The head monk of the Langka pagoda supported the police action. Heng
Pov said that the monk had confessed that he had four accomplices - three soldiers
and another monk.
- Summarized from newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmey Kampuchea by Bou Saroeun.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun Pheap