Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police blotter: 19 February 1999



Police blotter: 19 February 1999

Police blotter: 19 February 1999

police.jpg
police.jpg

Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh

Santepheap and Reasmei Kampuchea by Pok Sokundara.

Feb 6: A photographer, Nuth Vy, 24 was shot dead with K-54 hand gun by his

friend, Nha Veun, 23, a border policeman with the Ministry of Interior.

The incident happened in Phsar Thmei 3 precinct, Daung Penh district. Police said

Veun was drunk when he shot the victim. Veun was arrested following a traffic accident

while he was trying to escape.

Feb 7: The body of an unidentified man was found floating in Tonle Sap River

in Wat Phnom precinct, Daun Penh district. Police said the death was criminally linked.

Feb 7: A watch repairer, Sam Sokhom, 30 was shot dead by his friend Heng Vesna,

31, a soldier at the engineering unit of the Ministry of Defence in Phnom Penh. Vesna

has been arrested. Police said he told them he did not know why he killed his friend

because he was drunk at the time.

Feb 7: A policeman, Phork Rothy, 22 was stabbed to death by an unidentified

boy in a snooker club in Phsar Depot 2 precinct, Toul Kork district. A local newspaper

reported that the victim was trying to stop the boy from fighting with other players

when he was stabbed. The criminal escaped.

Feb 9: Mao Taing Khim, 39 was found dead in her house in Boeung Keng Kang

1 precinct, Chamkar Mon district. An inspection of the body found that she was stabbed

and her throat was cut. The motivation of the killing is not known.

Feb 10: A motor taxi driver, Hang Pina, 30, was stabbed to death by Chhour

Gech, 33 in Tonle Bassac precinct, Chamkar Mon district. A local newspaper reported

that Pina had quarreled with the alleged criminal when he was stabbed. Chhor Gech

has been arrested.

Feb 10: Meas Sophany, 18, was shot with K-54 handgun and seriously injured

by two unidentified robbers who took his motor bike in Chbar Ampov 1 precinct, Mean

Chey district. The robbers escaped.

Feb 10: A military policeman, Srung Sokha, 21, was shot dead in

Ponror commune, Chhlong district, Kratie. Police said revenge was the motivation

for the killing. The gun man escaped.

Feb 11: A dancing girl at Neak Poan Night Club, Long Phoeung, 25, committed

suicide by drinking pesticide in O'Russei 4 precinct, 7 Makara district. A local

newspaper reported that Phoeung was upset with her boy friend who dropped her for

another woman.

Feb 11: Puth Saran, 37, was chopped on her head and seriously injured in Kapap

precinct, Dangkor district. The mother's victim said Saran had been in a dispute

with a man because she owed him 5,000 riel and she had no money to pay him. The offender

has been arrested.

Feb 12: A fisherman, Nguyen Yanlem, 21, was shot dead with K-54 hand gun in

Dei Eth commune, Kieng Svay district, Kandal. Police said the gunman was drunk when

he shot and killed the victim. The gunman escaped.

Feb 12: 19 people were injured in a grenade attack in Tonle Bassac precinct,

Chamkar Mon district. An eyewitness said that two men had been quarreling in front

of a cafe when one of them threw the hand grenade into the shop.

Feb 12: An Bun Thoeun, 25 instantly died and Nhiev Eit, 43, was slightly injured

when a grenade exploded at the ladder of their house in Chamkar Samrong commune,

Svay Por district, Battambang. The reason of the explosion is not known.

Feb 12: Min San, 56, was beaten to death and an 11-year-old boy, Pan Sovanseiha

was seriously injured by Prak Marina in Toul Ta Ek commune, Svay Por district, Battambang.

Police said revenge was the motivation for the killing of Min San because Marina

is reported to have argued with San before the incident. Marina has been arrested.

Feb 14: Lim Kheng, 64, and her grand children, Sou Chen, 11, and Sou Saray,

10 died in a fire which destroyed their house in O'Russei precinct, 7 Makara district.

The survivor of the fire, Chhour Hong said the fire was caused by an electrical short

circuit.

Feb 15: Construction workers, Kim Men, 32 was shot dead and Long Kiline, 33

was injured by a man named Sorn who was armed with an AK-47 in Tekthla precinct,

Russei Keo district. An eyewitness said that the victims had been arguing with Sorn

at the time of the incident.

Sorn escaped.

Feb 15: Taing Than, 34, was shot dead while Le Nhiek Chin, 20 was seriously

injured by Sok in Svay Park precinct, Russei Keo district. Police said Sok was drunk

when he shot the victims. Sok escaped.

Feb 15: Seng Bun Seng, 41 was shot and seriously injured by two unidentified

men while he was standing by Monireth Street in Boeung Salang precinct, Toul Kork

district. Police said revenge was the motivation for the shooting. The offender escaped.

Feb 15: Leang Pov, 32, was electrocuted at a laundry shop in Chbar Ampov 2

precinct, Mean Chey district. The shop owner, Minh Try said he put the live electrical

wire to prevent the thieves from stealing clothes at his shop. Minh Try has been

arrested.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia on the verge of national tragedy, WHO warns

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia warned that the country had reached another critical point amid a sudden, huge surge in community transmission cases and deaths. “We stand on the brink of a national tragedy because of Covid-19. Despite our best efforts, we are

  • Phnom Penh curfew starts today

    A two-week curfew from 8pm to 5am starts today in Phnom Penh, a day after a sub-decree detailing administrative measures to contain Covid-19 was issued by Prime Minister Hun Sen. “Travelling in Phnom Penh is temporally banned between 8pm and 5am,” said Phnom Penh governor

  • Vaccination open to foreigners in Cambodia

    The Ministry of Health on April 8 issued an announcement on Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners residing and working in Cambodia, directing the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and local authorities to register them. Health minister Mam Bun Heng, who is also head of the inter-ministerial

  • Cambodia gears up for muted New Year festival

    The recent curfew and restrictions imposed in the capital and other Covid-19 hotspots were intended to break the chain of transmission, Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said as municipal and provincial authorities issued new directives banning certain activities during the upcoming Khmer New Year

  • Culture ministry: Take Tuol Sleng photos down, or else

    The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has told Irish photographer Matt Loughrey to take down the photos of Khmer Rouge victims at Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum which he allegedly colourised and altered to show them smiling. The ministry said Loughrey's work is unacceptable, affecting

  • Covid-19 vaccination now obligatory

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 11 issued a sub-decree making Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for individuals unless they have a medical certificate proving they have pre-existing health conditions that prevent them from doing so. «This applies to all members of the armed forces and civil servants