Oct 29: Five men were arrested after they attempted to rob a school boy
of his new shirt at Dei Et High School. Rem Beau, 17, and his gang confessed they
often threatened school children with a gun before robbing them.
Oct 31: Chin Sokcheat, 30, was shot and killed at the Technology Institute
while attempting to escape after stealing a moto. Police said Sokcheat was a known
Nov 1: Tan No, from Dom Dek village Siem Reap province died in Ounnalorm
pagoda from typhoid fever. People in the pagoda said No was a construction worker
and he had no money for medicine.
Nov 4: Policeman Heng Mur, 37, was arrested at Cham Bakthum village, Kandal
province, by six people who he tricked into giving him money. The six said Mur promised
they could become policemen if they paid him $150 each but did not help them. Mur,
who paid $50 to be a policeman, said he gave the money to another policeman, Vorn
Nov 5: You Chong, 49, a worker with the Ministry of Interior, and his brother
were killed during an armed robbery near Wat Mohamontrei. A third person, Tat Chinda,
was shot in the head and seriously wounded. The three had just collected $60,000
from the Krung Thai bank.
Nov 5: Ung Kunthy, 28, was detained at Chrak Krasang village in Kandal
province after he chopped his brother-in-law's head off. The sister and mother of
the victim, Ath Kong, 31, told police not to apprehend the murderer because Kong
always had drinks and made quarrels with his wife and other villagers. They said
on the day of the incident Kong was drunk and had attacked Kunthy with an ax.
Nov 6: A woman beggar Chey Ron, 45, was taken to Calmette hospital by a
cyclo driver after she was hit by a motorbike near the Independence Monument. after
she walked at the side of the street near Independence Monument. Ron said she arrived
in Phnom Penh a week ago to beg money because her husband is sick and she has three
Nov 7: A thief, No Chann, 17, was beaten and seriously injured while trying
to steal parts from a lorry. Chann confessed to the police that he had stolen parts
before and sold them for $10 to $15 each.
Nov 8: Tham Min Ngvang, 20, was arrested by security guards in Samaki market,
Phnom Penh after he and two partners stole a money bag from gold dealer, Yim Sarann.
His partners escaped.
- (Reported from Khmer papers Koh Santepheap, Reasmei Kampuchea by Chhun Phaveng
and Soly Vannpok)