APRIL 6: Koy Phally, 38, was arrested after killing his wife two days earlier
in Chrouy village, Koh Kong province. Police said Hun Mom, 36, was chopped twice
in the head with an ax during a family violence. A neighbor said the argument happened
after Mom asked for a divorce.
APRIL 7: Ry Kheng, 45, a drunken soldier, was shot dead after shooting at
authorities at 9:10am in Tuol Vihear village, Kampong Cham province. Police said
Kheng refused to lay down his rifle after wounding a woman, Chheang Ly, 51, who was
sent to a hospital for operation in Vietnam. Police said Kheng killed a buffalo and
wounded three others during the rampage.
APRIL 7: Wath Vanna, 34, a fisherman, was found floating in a river at 4:30am
in Rokar Koang village, Kandal province. Daing Yaingbo told police Vanna drowned
while asleep on a boat after drinking wine with him the previous night. But police
APRIL 7: Five gunmen escaped after robbing two jewelry vendors, Sam Chantha,
26, and Srey Mana, 25. The vendors were driving home in a car at 5:25pm from Psar
Kandal where they worked in Chey Chumnas commune, Phnom Penh. The women told police
one of the robbers aimed a handgun at them and picked up their jewelry bags then
escaped on two motorbikes. Chantha said her jewelry valued $26,000, and Mana lost
APRIL 8: Pring Son, 56, was sent to a provincial hospital for treatment after
a drunken man, Um Makara, 22, axed him at 7pm in Andong Preng village, Kampong Speu
province. Sath Sitha told police Makara chopped her husband three times in the head
then escaped. Sitha said Makara was angry because Son shouted at him after throwing
a rock over the roof of his house.
APRIL 8: Chhoeun Tith, 20, was arrested after killing his brother Chhoeun
Narith, 23, who argued with their father at 10pm in Kaky Thom village, Kandal province.
Police said Tith beat Narith to death with a bamboo stick then cut off his head with
a heavy knife while he was fighting with his father. Police said Tith came to his
office and said that Narith committed suicide with a saw.
APRIL 8: Mao Sinarth, 12, was found dead after missing for three days in Kampong
Chamlang village, Kam Reang district, Battambang province. District police inspector
Chhim Kimhong said Sinarth was killed elsewhere and her body buried near a lake.
Kimhong had no comment for the reason of the murder, but said the girl's belly had
been cut open.
APRIL 8: Long Dary, 17, was found dead in Leak Reachea village, Svay Rieng
province. Police said Dary was strangled with a belt while walking home from a dance
the previous night. Police suspected revenge was the reason of the killing because
Long Dara, 18, said his brother had argued with people at the dance.
APRIL 9: Ung Chhaisoung, 36, died from poisoning at Calmette Hospital at 9:30am
in Teuk Laak 3 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Chhaisoung committed suicide because
he owed a creditor $1,000.
APRIL 9: San Moung, 47, was arrested for in Thlak village, Svay Rieng province.
Police said Moung killed a nephew, Thach Kin, 27, who created a problem after he
was drunk. Kin was stabbed once in the chest with a knife and died on the scene.
APRIL 9: An ambulance took Lok Neang, 37, to a hospital for survival after
he was knocked down during a robbery while carrying his wife on a motorbike at 4:30pm
in Steung Kach commune, Pailin city. Kim Sokpov, 30, told police an unknown man appeared
from a sidewalk and struck her husband on the back of his head with a long stick
then escaped after stealing 7 million riels in cash. Sokpov said she took the money
from ACLEDA bank.
APRIL 10: A motorbike taxi driver, Bun Putha, 22, was taken by ambulance to
Preah Kossamak hospital after he was found unconsciousness at around 7am in Dangkor
district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. A doctor said Putha had been drugged with
sleeping pills. Bun Puthea, 24, said his brother's motorbike was stolen.
APRIL 10: Police arrested three people for making guns at a house belonging
to Hang Saman, a colonel at the Ministry of National Defense. The house is located
in Russey village, Phnom Penh. Pheng Vannak, deputy chief of Phnom Penh municipal
police, said Saman escaped before police arrived. Authorities confiscated five home
made handguns and 72 bullets. The three arrested were An Darith, 34, Sim Pov, 24,
and Nout Sovan, 24. Vannak said so far, there are many crimes happened everywhere
in Phnom Penh and the killers always used this home made guns.
APRIL 10: A group of ten masked gunmen escaped after killing Dom Thy, 45,
and wounding a neighbor, Meak Sokha, 40, during a nighttime robbery in Chhoeu Teal
Chrum village, Kampong Speu province. Sokha, who was shot in the thigh with an AK-47,
is now under medical treatment at Preah Kossamak hospital in Phnom Penh. Thy was
shot dead while trying to stop the robbers after his daughter shouted for help.
APRIL 10: Chem Samnang, 38, died instantly when a B-40 rocket shell exploded
at 2:30pm in Dangkut village, Battambang province. Police said the shell exploded
when Samnang knocked it with a hammer while trying to recover the metal for recycling.
APRIL 11: Police arrested Thoeun Thea, 24, who killed his girlfriend Prok
Chantha, 23, during a jealous argument at 12:30pm in Prey Tea village, on the outskirts
of Phnom Penh. Thea told police Chantha refused to have sex with him because she
wanted to leave him for another man. Chantha was stabbed in the chest with a knife
and died instantly.
APRIL 11: Four masked gunmen escaped with a stolen mobile phone after wounding
Ay Kong, 58, during a nighttime robbery in Bale Lay village, Banteay Meanchey province.
Police said the four robbers entered Kong's house and shot him once with a handgun.
Police said Kong died later at a hospital in Mongkul Borey district.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun