DECEMBER 9: Phoeun Phy, 25, was sent to a hospital after being shot and
wounded during a robbery at 7:10 pm while riding along Street 144 in Psar Kandal
2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said three men on a motorbike blocked his path, knocked
him off the bike with a handgun, shot him in the leg and stole his bike.
DECEMBER 9: Ti Eang, 46, a Vietnamese national, died instantly in an early
morning traffic accident while riding his motorbike in Wat Bo village, Siem Reap
province. Police said he was struck by another motorbike driven by two people, who
then ran away.
DECEMBER 9: Yin Chantha, 38, was found dead next to his motorbike in the
early morning on Russian Federation Boulevard in Teuk Thla village, Russei Keo district,
Phnom Penh. Police said Chantha died in a traffic accident, but his family thought
he was murdered. They said he had left home at midnight after receiving a telephone
DECEMBER 9: Um Ang, 28, a policeman from Oddar Meanchey province, was murdered
in a robbery at midnight in Thnal Bot village, Mongkol Borei district, Banteay Meanchey.
Police said two men stabbed him with a knife, dumped his body in a canal then stole
DECEMBER 10: Phan Ol, 40, died instantly after an unknown man threw a grenade
into her house at 7:30 pm in Trapaing Danghit village, Kamchai Mear district, Prey
Veng. Police said the incident happened after she had returned from the family's
rice field with her husband Var Ran, 45, a daughter, Ran Tieu, 15, and maid, Long
Hoeun, 53. They were all seriously injured, and the attacker escaped.
DECEMBER 10: Kao Piseth, 14, was sent to a provincial hospital for surgery
after a B-40 bomb exploded at 9:45 am while he was fishing with other children in
Kandoal Dom village, Chhbar Morn district, Kampong Speu. Police said the bomb blew
up after his friend threw it into a canal ten meters away.
DECEMBER 10: Pru Dy, 37, was sent to Preah Kos-samak Hospital after being
knocked down in a domestic attack at 7:30 pm in Psar Depot 3 precinct, Tuol Kork
district, Phnom Penh. Police said her husband, Prak Sophal, 41, beat her over the
head with a stick after he saw her giving another man a massage. Police arrested
DECEMBER 10: A 42-year-old woman, Chuon Chhun, was found dead in her house
in Boeung Basak village, Kampong Cham province. Police said the woman poisoned herself
after her husband accused her of having sex with her brother.
DECEMBER 11: An elderly couple were murdered while asleep in Tateung village,
Banteay Srey district, Siem Reap. Police said village chief Krial Bun, 71, was axed
once in the head and his wife, Noeu Ut, 70, axed twice. Police suspect revenge was
the motive, since his new motorbike and other items were not stolen.
DECEMBER 11: Chea Savoeun, 28, was shot and severely wounded during a robbery
at midnight while riding on Norodom Boulevard in Boeung Keng Kang 1 precinct, Chamkar
Morn district, Phnom Penh. Police said Savoeun, a bodyguard to Prime Minister Hun
Sen, was shot in the cheek while trying to fight off three gunmen who eventually
made off with his motorbike.
DECEMBER 11: Soeung Vy, 25, was robbed of his new motorbike while riding
with his girlfriend on Mao Tse Tung Boulevard in Psar Depot 2 precinct, Phnom Penh.
His girlfriend told police that four men on two motorbikes blocked Vy's path and
shot him in the shoulder with a K-59 handgun, then stole his bike. He went to Preah
Kossamak Hospital for surgery.
DECEMBER 11: Em Roeup, 21, died instantly and his friend, Yim Saloum, 21,
a kick-boxer, was seriously injured in a traffic accident at 11:30 pm on National
Road 5 in Chrey village, Thmar Kaul district, Battambang. Police said their motorbike
hit a parked truck.
DECEMBER 11: Keo Routha, 36, was shot dead while driving his car at night
in O'Bei Chorn commune, Banteay Meanchey province. The deputy commander of the provincial
military unit, Te Haing, said Routha was attacked by Thai soldiers while crossing
the border. Routha was a driver for a Thai businessman who was smuggling the car
DECEMBER 12: The body of a 49-year-old unidentified woman was found floating
in the river at Thmei village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. The woman had been
stabbed four times in the stomach with a knife. Police said she had been murdered
elsewhere, and her body dumped in the river. They sent her body to Chak Angre Krom
pagoda for cremation.
DECEMBER 12: Jing Bun Lin, 45, a Taiwanese man, was robbed of his $13,000
in cash, as well as $11,000 Taiwanese dollars at the Princess Hotel on Moni-vong
Boulevard, Phnom Penh. He told police that three gunmen knocked on his door, then
threatened him and tied his arms. They escaped after stealing the money.
DECEMBER 13: Police sent Khao Sokha, 43, a primary school teacher, to Calmette
Hospital after she was shot in a robbery at 9:40 am in Prek Ho village, Takh-mau
district, Kandal province. Witnesses told police that a robber shot her twice with
a K-59 handgun then stole her new motorbike while she was parking to buy cakes for
DECEMBER 13: Police arrested Si Sonauk, 18, after he was accused of a rape
committed two days earlier in Kampong Chomlang Krom village, Kam Reang district,
Battambang. Police said he had raped a 7-year-old girl at 9 am, then gave her a bottle
of orange juice and threatened to kill her if she told her parents.
DECEMBER 13: Police arrested Thach Vanna, 21, after he was accused of a
murder committed two years ago in Boeung Keng Kang 1 precinct, Chamkar Morn district,
Phnom Penh. Police said Vanna was angry after learning that Thay Vanret, 30, had
developed a relationship with Vanna's mother. Vanret - a policeman and bodyguard
of Vanna's mother, who owns her own company - was shot in the head with a K-59 handgun
while getting out of his car.
DECEMBER 14: Sak Bunsong, 36, a soldier, was robbed of his motorbike at
9:45 am in Samrong village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Bunsong, who also works
as a motodop, told police that three passengers ordered him to stop, threatened him
with a K-59 handgun, then escaped.
- Translated from Khmer, newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun