JUNE 4: A Thai militiaman shot and killed a Khmer worker who was doing his
job of guarding a Thai farmer's land about three kilometers from the border at Dang
Rek village, Thmar Pouk district, Banteay Meanchey. The District Police Chief Chhit
Seng said Nem Tith, 53, was shot four times in the head and died on the way to Tapraya
JUNE 7: Nuon Phane, 27, was sent to hospital for treatment after being attacked
with acid by his wife during family violence around 8 am in Andong Chros village,
Kampong Cham province. Police said Phane's face and chest were destroyed. His wife
Phen Sokoeun, 29, was also beaten and injured. Sokoeun threw the acid after Phane
hit her on the face.
JUNE 7: Two unknown gunmen escaped empty-handed after killing a man in a robbery
attempt while he was sitting on a bench at 5:40 pm at the Independence park in Tonle
Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. A witness told police the robbers aimed at Kim Samarth,
28, and shot him twice in the head with a K-54 handgun after he refused to hand over
the key to his motorbike.
JUNE 8: A 16-year-old boy, Hoeun Phea, was fatally gunned down at 9:45 am
while attempting to steal a duck at a farm in Svay Krom village, Kampong Chhnang
province. Police said he was shot in the back with an AK-47 by the farm's guards
who escaped to Phnom Penh. They were identified as Heang Phally, 37, and Meas Vannak,
JUNE 9: Two robbers killed a man with a K-54 handgun and escaped after stealing
his motorcycle at midnight on Russian Boulevard in Depot 3 precinct, Phnom Penh.
Police said Tum Rithy, 35, who worked at the Ministry of Tourism, was shot once in
the chest while carrying his girlfriend home from Angkea Sil restaurant where they
had been since the early evening.
JUNE 9: Meas Vannak, 21, rode himself to Visal Sok clinic for treatment after
being shot in a night robbery in Tuol Svay Prey precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said
Vannak was shot twice in the waist by two gunmen who attempted to steal his motorbike.
Seang Mom, 25, Vannak's girlfriend was shot in the groin and was taken to Calmette
Hospital by a family member.
JUNE 9: Two gunmen killed a Flying Tiger police officer, Chea Dara, 37, while
he was trying to arrest them after they committed a robbery at 7:10 pm in Boeng Pralit
commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Dara was shot in the ear with a K-59 handgun as
he rode his motorcycle up behind the robbers. They had earlier escaped after stealing
a motorbike from Loam Phally, 22, who was shot in the chest.
JUNE 9: Khvat Sophea, 17, was arrested after coming to a police station and
confessing he killed his father four days earlier in Svay Sar village, Banteay Meanchey
province. Sophea told police he was angry and killed his father because he tortured
his mother every day. Van Lin, 43, an activist of the Sam Rainsy Party, was struck
on the head with a hammer and died instantly.
JUNE 10: A policeman, Chhleav Chhlat, 37, died at Calmette Hospital after
being shot while trying to arrest three suspected robbers at 10:15 pm in Tonle Bassac
commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the suspects shot Chhlat twice and escaped on a
motorbike. Another policeman, Kong Mao, 41, was also shot and he later went to Chantrea
clinic for surgery.
JUNE 10: Sin Vit, 33, was axed to death while on the way home from a wine
shop where he had been drinking with some neighbors at 7:20 pm in Prey Doeum Thneung
village, Prey Veng province. Police said the man was struck in the head and died
instantly. Police suspected that Lim Yen, 34, did the murder because he had run away
after an argument with Vit in the early evening.
JUNE 11: A policeman killed two suspected robbers in an exchange of gunfire
as they tried to evade arrest at 9 am in Teuk Laak 3 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police
said one of the suspects, identified as Srey Chanthou, 20, had stolen more than six
kilos of gold from a jewelry shop in O'Russei market in the previous months. A policeman,
Kim Hour, 36, was shot in the thigh and wounded in the attack.
JUNE 13: A crowd killed two robbers at 2 pm in Trapaing Romchek village, Dangkor
district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. A witness told police they were arrested
and beaten to death after attempting to steal a motorbike from a friend, Huy Veasna,
19, who was sent to Chantrea clinic for a medical treatment. Veasna was persuaded
to a rice field where they attacked him with a knife.
JUNE 13: At least 11 workers died instantly, three others later, and 28 were
injured in a collision between a loaded bus and a container transporter at 3:30 am
on National Road 4 in Prey Sdok village, Kampong Speu province on Sunday. Police
said the victims, who came from a garment factory in Sattabo commune, Kandal province,
were travelling by bus from Phnom Penh on an outing to Sihanoukville Beach.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun