Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Reasmei
Kampuchea by Aun Pheap.
March 16: Uy Seng, 38,
was beaten to death in a conflict with a neighbor while he was drinking wine at
midnight in Khnor Kar village, Kandal. Local authorities reported that the
criminals are Sum Vanna, Tung Sochea and Tung Yart. They escaped safely after
March 16: A student, Keo Sopharith, 18, was killed at 7pm by his
friend who took his motorbike and jewelry while he was riding with two others in
Russei Keo district. Police said the victim's throat was cut.
March 18: The publisher of Sangkrous Khmer newspaper was arrested by a
policeman after he threatened and beat a coffee shop owner for money. The shop
owner, said that he paid $10 every month to the publisher, but was unable to pay
March 19: The body of an unidentified man was found
in Aukraing Ambel canal in Sla village, Kampong Speu. The head was severed from
March 19: A brothel owner in Phnom Penh, Poeu Sina, 35, was arrested
by policemen for forcing a woman into prostitution. The victim, from Kampong
Chhnang province, was raped by about 10 offenders before being sold for $30.
March 19: Hong Pich, 35, was found dead along National Road 2 in Prek
Taley village precinct, Kandal. Police reported that the victim was shot 11
times in the head and body. The victim's wife, Chheng Saron, said she suspected
three persons: Sem Thy, Ri Ngouch, and Ya Yeng.
March 20: The head of an unidentified man was found along National
Road 4 in Chambork village, Kandal. This head is believed to be part of the body
of an Indian man found last weekend.
March 20: A girl, Seak Srei Poeu, 7, was found dead in a rice field in
Kandal. The father of the victim said that his daughter was choked to death
after being raped by an unidentified neighbor.
March 23: The body of an unidentified man was found dead in Svay Tany
village, Prek Koy commune, Saang district, Kandal. Police said the victim was
tied with his arms behind his back and shot in the head.
March 23: A business student from Kampong Chhnang, Chheng Yuleng, 22,
was shot and seriously injured by two unidentified robbers who took his motor
bike in Psar Kandal 1 precinct, Daun Penh.
March 23: One driver died and two others were seriously wounded when a
truck crashed into a house in Prek Rotaing village, Kandal. Police said the
truck's steering wheel was broken.
March 23: An unidentified man was killed and his body dropped on the
road in Svay Tany village, Kandal. Police said the victim was shot three times
in the head.
March 24: Hap Lignurn was shot dead in a robbery at his brother's
house in Mittapheap, Sihanouk-ville. The victim was killed while he exchanged
fire with three robbers who took some jewelry.
March 25: The body of an unidentified man was found floating in Tonle
Sap river in Psar Tauch precinct, Russei Keo district. Police said the man had
suffered massive head and neck injuries.
March 25: Keo Socheat, 29, was found dead in Psar Leu precinct,
Sihanoukville. Police reported that the victim was chopped on his head.
March 25: Sausage King "Lanzi" Lanzinger was robbed at 11:30pm behind
the Hong Kong center after he had left the FCCC. "Well-trained" crooks on motos
took a watch, $13 and a zippo lighter with "Big Chief Sugar" engraved on the
side. Lanzi believes the motive was robbery.
March 26: Chhum Doeun, 45, was shot dead in a midnight robbery while
he was sleeping at Trapaing Toul village, Kandal. The victim's wife said the
robbers escaped after taking her motorbike and jewelry.
March 26: A Japanese visitor, Chieda Kenji, 50, was found dead at 8:30
am in a toilet at the Pailin Hotel in Phnom Penh. He had suffered massive head
injuries. The criminal is not known. However, police said the man had died after
a fainting spell.
March 26: An electrician, Chan Sodavath, 32, was shot and seriously
injured by two robbers who took his motorbike at Olympic Circle, Sangkat Veal
Vong, Khan 7 January. The robbers escaped.
March 26: A businesswoman, Hem Lanh, 49, was shot dead in a robbery at
her house in Kandal. Police said 12 unidentified robbers took 620,000 riel, $20
and jewelry. The robbers escaped safely.