: Four Vietnamese men and a woman, all vagabonds and drug addicts, are arrested by police while gathering to inject themselves with drugs at the corner of Preah Monivong Blvd and street 214, Phnom Penh. Police say the five, aged 36-58, are in poor health after many years of drug addiction.
Dec 2: Three people are killed and eight injured when a railway cart carrying 30 people hits a mine in Samaki Mean Chey district, Kompong Chhnang. Government soldiers say they found three other mines planted by the Khmer Rouge to damage trains.
Dec 3: Pharmacist Peng Hong Louna, 24, working at the Phnom Penh Health Care Service on the corner of Preah Sihanouk Blvd and Street 143, is robbed at gunpoint of her diamond ring and about $10,000 by two armed offenders, one dressed in police uniform, at 1:45 pm.
Dec 3: Sin Sino, 19, a Phnom Penh University student, is shot and seriously wounded at 7:30 am when two armed offenders rob his Honda 100cc motorcycle near the Chinese hospital in Sangkat Beong Keng Kang I, Phnom Penh.
Dec 4: Vietnamese construction worker Vueyng Duk, 25, is stabbed and killed with a knife by Pheoung, 23, a colleague, in a paper factory in Chak Angre Leu commune south of Phnom Penh while they are drunk and quarreling with each other. Police say the two men often had conflicts with each other, because Duk, who is the contractor, had frequently told off his workers, including Pheoung.
Dec 4: Farmer Thet Bun Thoeun, 37, is robbed of his Honda 70cc motorcycle, a Seiko wrist watch and a cigarette lighter by four offenders carrying AK47 rifles on Route 3 in Dangko district Phnom Penh. Police say the robbery, which happened while Thoeun was on his way home from checking his paddy fields, was one of the worst ever because even his cigarette lighter was taken by the merciless offenders.
Dec 4: Ngueyn Than Hav, 20, and Tin Lun, 22, both Vietnamese nationals, are caught and arrested by local people in Chrang Chamres commune, Phnom Penh, while trying to rob a moto-taxi driver. The driver, policeman Pak Norn, was cut and seriously wounded in the robbery attempt. People came to help him when they heard his screams.
Dec 5: Three soldiers in an illegal patrol boat are shot and killed in a gun battle with the crew of a passenger boat from Siem Riep when they try to stop the boat to demand money in Kandal province, 10km north of Phnom Penh. The soldiers climb aboard the passenger boat and attack navigator Sorn Meng Heab, who orders the boat's protection officers to shoot at the pirates. Heab and another of the boat's crew are also killed. Police say the rogue soldiers did not have orders to stop the boat.
Dec 5: Sor Sany, 39, is shot and killed by four offenders carrying AK47s in a robbery of her rice mill at Prey Sar commune, Dangko district, Phnom Penh, at 8.30pm. The police do not intervene and the robbers escape on motorcycles.
Dec 6: A robber is beaten to death by people while trying to rob a moto-taxi driver behind the National Library in Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh. The robber, armed with a K54 pistol, shoots and wounds the moto driver, policeman Say Sithet, 29, and then fires at military police who intervene. The robber runs out of bullets and is surrounded and killed by angry people.
Dec 7: A gang of 15 rogue Cambodian government soldiers shoot and kill two Thai soldiers while robber a shop in Aranyaprathet, about 6km inside the Thai border. One of the Cambodians is wounded and arrested. Thai police say the gang crosses the border to commit robberies and thefts.
Dec 7: Vietnamese national Suon Hong, 26, is arrested by the Phnom Penh Criminals Investigation Police for his involvement in the robbery of a Vietnamese massage girl in a room at the Hong Kong Hotel in Phnom Penh on Sept 5. Hong, who was alleged to have poisoned and tortured the massage girl while stealing two dumlung of gold [worth about $900], is recognized and reported to the police by the victim.
Dec 7: Six offenders, dressed in military uniforms and carrying AK47 and M16 rifles, rob eight farmers of two motorcycles on Route 3 in Krang Pongro commune, Dangko district, Phnom Penh at 1:10 pm. Police say the farmers were taking their vegetables to the market for sale.
- Summarized by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer newspapers.