JANUARY 3: Dul Ward, 29, was sent to hospital after being knifed and
severely injured during a family quarrel in Taing Kros village, Samaki Meanchey
district, Kampong Chhnang. Sous Kan, the victim's mother, told police that her
son was attacked by his wife, Wad Rath. He suffered massive injuries after being
chopped 40 times, and is not expected to survive.
JANUARY 3: Rim Ven, 65, was sent to hospital after being knifed in a
quarrel at 7 pm in Me Lom village, Baribo district, Kampong Chhnang. Police said
she was stabbed in the chest by her nephew by marriage, Teng Sophal, 26. He then
attempted suicide by cutting his throat and stabbing himself three times in the
stomach. His wife, Sun Siwang, 21, was also sent to hospital after being stabbed
when she tried to intervene.
JANUARY 4: The body of a 23-year-old
man, Mon Mengkea, was found in the early morning in a rice field in Khel Chey
village, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham. Police said he was likely
strangled elsewhere before his body was dumped there. They have no motive for
JANUARY 4: Phauk Sry, 49, died on the way to hospital
after she was beaten at 2:15 pm in Daung Khpous village, Prey Kabas district,
Takeo. Police said she was struck on the back of the head with a rock by her
brother-in-law, Tieng Hong, 49, who was later arrested. Hong was angry that Sry
had knocked his wife over during a quarrel.
JANUARY 5: Muot Poeu,
25, was robbed of her motorbike while taking food to the monks at Ang Taminh
pagoda in Kauk Chombak village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom
Penh. Poeu told police two gunmen threatened her with a gun before stealing her
JANUARY 6: A 42-year-old woman, Chhoeun Chan, was knifed to
death in a family argument at 5 pm in O'Ron village, Stung Trang district,
Kampong Cham. Police said she was stabbed in the chest during an argument with
her estranged husband, Lep Chantha, 45, who was drunk. Chantha escaped
JANUARY 6: Khoun Riam, 17, was shot and wounded in a
robbery at 2:30 am in Svay Pak commune, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of
Phnom Penh. He told police three robbers entered his house and shot him in the
chest with a K-59 handgun after he called out for help. Police are questioning a
suspect, Yang Yong, 56.
JANUARY 6: Thung Sokhet, 40, the deputy
director of a primary school, was sent to a provincial hospital after being
struck with a steel bar in a quarrel in Snuol Khpous village, Prey Kabas
district, Takeo. Police said he was beaten with the bar by his neighbor, Tith
Tharam, 21. Tharam was angry that Sokhet had objected after his tree was cut
JANUARY 7: A 16-year-old girl, Keo Dara, was robbed of her
motorbike in Sam Bour village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
She told police three men on two motorbikes blocked her path and struck her with
the butt of a K-59 handgun before escaping.
JANUARY 8: Police
found the body of a 30-year-old unidentified woman under the Tonle Bit bridge in
Kampong Cham province. Deputy inspector Hong Vanthan said she was stabbed in the
chest and leg, before her killer had dumped her body.
JANUARY 8: A
48-year-old man, So Soeun, was found hanged from a tree in Svay Samsep village,
Ba Phnom district, Prey Veng. His wife, Yim Yeth, 47, told police her husband
hanged himself after a long battle with illness.
JANUARY 8: Yos
Sovan, 46, was beaten to death during a family quarrel in Trapaing Ta Y village,
Svay Tiep district, Svay Rieng. Police said his wife, Nuon Sarin, 42, beat him
on the head with a stick after he tried to hit her in a drunken fit. Sarin
escaped after the killing.
JANUARY 9: Cheuk Ninh, 35, was sent to
Calmette Hospital for an emergency operation after he was accidentally shot in
Chombak Phlous village, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal province. Police said he was
shot in the stomach with a crossbow by his brother-in-law, Hum Han, 18, while
the pair were hunting frogs.
JANUARY 9: Mao San, 31, a motodop
driver, was axed and seriously injured in a robbery on Route 6A in Prek Leap
village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. A witness told police that two
passengers ordered him to stop and chopped him twice in the head before stealing
JANUARY 10: Yim Sreyvin, 16, was robbed of her motorbike
while in Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. The girl told police that two men on a
motorbike threatened her with a gun before escaping with her bike along National
JANUARY 10: Ros Moeun, 42, was shot dead in a revenge
attack while he slept at 9 pm in Prey Kuy village, Samrong Tong district,
Kampong Speu. His wife Ly Samean, 23, told police her husband was shot in the
head with an AK-47 after leaving the door open for his mother, who was watching
television at the neighbor's house. The gunman escaped after the
JANUARY 10: Police arrested two mainland Chinese
nationals at a restaurant on Monivong Blvd. in Boeung Raing commune, Phnom Penh.
Police said the men, Lin Zi, 44, and Huang De Xing, 32, were using false
passports, and had also been charged in China with a recent murder. They were
handed over to the Chinese Embassy.
JANUARY 11: A 30-year-old
unidentified man died instantly and his 31-year-old accomplice was severely
injured after a night-time robbery committed in Takhmau district, Kandal
province. Police said the pair struck a water pipe while trying to evade arrest
after stealing a motorbike.
JANUARY 11: Sam Peav, 28, a
taxi-driver, was shot dead at 6:30 pm in K'dol village, Samrong district, Takeo.
The provincial police chief Nou Sangva said he was shot in the eye and shoulder
with a K-54 handgun by four passengers who tried to steal his car. Yi Phos, 24,
one of the four, was arrested after escaping to a nearby forest when a tire on
the car blew out.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap
and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun Pheap