NOVEMBER 4: Em Samnang, 35, was arrested and his two accomplices escaped after
they attempted a robbery in Teuk Thlar commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Samnang was
also charged with a murder of a neighbor allegedly committed the previous day during
a robbery in K6. Samnang killed a neighbor, Khieu Ny, 42, then stole his motorbike.
While drinking beer, Ny was drugged with sleeping pills and his body dropped near
NOVEMBER 4: Tieu Chamnam, 25, committed suicide at 4 p.m. in Nikum village,
Battambang province. Police said Chamnam was angry and poisoned himself with insecticide
after his wife criticized him as he cooked a chicken to eat with wine when his friend
came to visit him at home.
NOVEMBER 5: A blind woman Ung Chheng, 73, was sent to Calmette Hospital for
medical treatment after being axed at 7:30 a.m. in Psar Thmey village, Kampong Cham
province. Police said she was chopped four times in the head while going with her
daughter to a nearby market. Police suspect robbery was a motive as the victim had
never argued with any neighbors.
NOVEMBER 5: Police arrested Loch Chanthet, 20, after he committed a murder
two days earlier in Ralous village, Kandal province. Police said Chanthet killed
a 16-year-old girl and stole her platinum necklace and a platinum ring. The victim,
Yin Channary, was attacked while catching crab at a rice field. She was raped and
had her throat cut with a sickle.
NOVEMBER 6: Nheuk Srun, 47, a jewelry vendor, was robbed at 7:25 a.m. while
preparing to work at her shop in Mittapheap commune, Phnom Penh. Srun said three
robbers aimed at her with a K-59 handgun and hit her on the face then escaped on
a motorbike with a jewelry bag containing more than $1,000.
NOVEMBER 6: A 15-year-old girl, Thin Chhoeun, died at a hospital after a family
dispute at 9 a.m. in Koh Keo village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said the
girl was struck on the head and neck with a stick by her drunken father, Thin Chuoch,
56, who was angry while arguing with his wife, Din Dy, 42. Dy was stabbed several
times with a knife and severely injured.
NOVEMBER 8: A unidentified 20-year-old man was beaten to death after attempting
to steal a necklace on Street 271 in Tumnop Teuk commune, Phnom Penh. His accomplice
escaped. Police said the man was arrested by a crowd of motodop drivers and beaten
to death after he grabbed a platinum necklace from a woman on the street.
NOVEMBER 8: Chek Sokhan, 22, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after
being knifed at 4:30 p.m. in Psar Thmey 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Sokhan
stabbed her boyfriend, Sun Dara, 21, in the arm then stabbed herself in the stomach
in a suicide attempt. Sokhan said in a letter that Dara had been in a relationship
with her for one year but his parents separated them.
NOVEMBER 9: Two gunmen were shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with police
while hiding at a guesthouse at 1:30 p.m. in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police
said Kol Masim Noel, 25, and Pheak, 25, were suspected as accomplices of Keo Bunthoeun,
who committed a robbery the previous day.
NOVEMBER 9: A 15-year-old girl, Chong Ny, was found hanged from a tree in
Sarai village, Sihanoukville. Police said someone killed her and hanged the body
after raping her while she looked after her family's buffaloes in the afternoon.
NOVEMBER 9: Thieuv Sopheak, 19, committed suicide in Soung Koeut village,
Kampong Cham province. Thieuv Sokheang, 53, told police his son hanged himself from
the roof of the house while drugged on narcotics. Sokheang said Sopheak was probably
unhappy after his father accused him of stealing $20. Sopheak had tried to commit
suicide twice before.
NOVEMBER 10: The body of Chaing Mouyni, 20, was lifted out of water for inspection
after being found floating in the sea at O'Chhoeu Teal Beach, Sihanoukville. Police
said Mouyni, a garment worker from Double Win International Corp., was murdered by
strangling and her body dumped in the sea while visiting two days earlier from Phnom
NOVEMBER 10: Police arrested a woman, Nhem Noam, 45, after she was accused
of human trafficking in Boeng Salang commune, Phnom Penh. Police said she sold her
16-year-old daughter for $400 to a brothel owner, Keo Leap, 40, who was later arrested.
Police said Leap resold the girl for $1,000 to a foreigner for having sex. Police
freed seven other young women who were kept at the house.
NOVEMBER 10: A suspected robber was killed and his two accomplices escaped
after committing a robbery at 8:15 p.m. in Boeng Trabek commune, Phnom Penh. Police
said Sar Bunna, 31, was arrested by a mob and stoned to death. Ly Kimsreat, 19, said
they stole her motorbike. Kimsreat said they panicked and dropped a K-54 handgun
after she shouted for help.
NOVEMBER 11: Sok Khoeun, 37, was shot dead during a nighttime robbery in Trapaing
Sokha village, Kampong Cham province. The victim's husband, Sok Khan, told police
four gunmen entered his house and killed his wife with an AK-47 then escaped after
taking a five chi gold necklace, five chi platinum necklace and five million riels
NOVEMBER 11: Police arrested Chea Sarom, 41, after she killed her husband
in Snor village, Kampong Chhnang province. Sarom said she was angry and killed her
husband with a hoe after he hit her with a bamboo stick during an argument. Sarom
told police she had been married to Sath Diet, 45, for six years and they had a 3-year-old
daughter. He always tortured her when he was drunk.
NOVEMBER 11: A crowd of people killed a 20-year-old man, Mao, and arrested
an accomplice, Long Sakhean, 23, after they attempted to steal a gold necklace at
5:30 p.m. in Psar Doeumkor precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Mao was arrested and
beaten to death while trying to escape on a motorbike after taking the necklace from
a woman passing on street 234.
NOVEMBER 11: Van Nich, 19, a student at Takhmau secondary school, was found
dead in Prek Samrong village, Kandal province. Police said Nich's throat was cut
with a knife while driving home on a motorbike during the early evening. Police suspect
robbery because his bike was stolen.
NOVEMBER 12: Srey Net, 24, a construction worker, died at a clinic after he
was severely injured during a traffic argument on Russian Boulevard in Prek Chisak
village, Phnom Penh. Police said Net was attacked with a heavy knife after Yean Duy,
20, and his brother, Yean Din organized and seized the knife from him during the
attack. The assailants escaped on a motorbike.
NOVEMBER 13: Chrouk Y, 31, killed his wife, Sok Kai, 36, and his 2-year-old
son, then committed suicide while he was drunk at 7:40 a.m. in Samrong village, Kampong
Thom province. Police said Kai was struck on the head with the back of an ax and
had her throat cut with a sickle. The man committed suicide by hanging after he killed
the boy with an ax then cut his throat.
NOVEMBER 15: A motodop driver, Ouk Phanit, 20, was sent to Russian hospital
for medical surgery after being shot in a robbery at 5:30 a.m. while riding down
on Mao Tse Tung Boulevard in Tumnop Teuk precinct, Phnom Penh. Phanit said his two
passengers hit him on the head with the butt of a handgun, shot him in the waist
then escaped on his motorbike.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun