Sept 29: Yin Ann, 47, Leng Thol, 44, and Yann Tha, 27, are shot and killed
by two armed criminals who fire an AK-47 rifle at the two cousin brothers and nephew
to rob their $600 motorcycle in Prey Angkut village, Peam Ro district, Prey Veng,
Sept 30: Police shoot and kill robber Phang Chantha, 38, in a stolen car
near Wat Niroth east of the Monivong bridge at 3pm. Police say Chantha robbed the
car from a woman near the Orrusey market in Phnom Penh in the same morning. Police
arrest another offender who is wounded by Chanta after he misfired his gun.
Sept 30: Than Chea, 28, from Kampuchea Krom, is blinded in one eye after
his wife splashes a bottle of acid over his body in a fit of jealousy. Chea had come
to see his relatives in Kompong Chhnang and worked as a barber during the Phchum
Ben Festival. His wife came from Kampuchea Krom to look for him and found him speaking
"flowery words of love" to a cake seller nearby. She bought the acid and
threw it over her husband, and fled back home.
Oct 1: Thirty Cambodian farmers are captured by Thai border police who
accuse them of illegally entering Thailand in a province bordering Cambodia's northwest.
One of them, Tuon Kuon, 20, told Thai police that 70 Cambodians had paid $140 each
to a Khmer and a Thai "merchant" who promised to get them good salaried
jobs in Bangkok. Thai police met Tuon wandering in a rice field and walked him to
his hide-out. Thirty of the 70 farmers were captured, the rest fled.
Oct 1: Banteay Mean Chey police discover a KR cache of 112 artillery rounds
of big guns hidden in Thmar Puok district since the last dry season.
Oct 2: Chinese Liu Chang Dy, 47, is murdered by unidentified offenders
who broke his head with an iron chair and severed his penis in a room at the Penh
Cheth Guest House on street 136 in Phnom Penh at 6pm. Police arrest five Chinese
suspects. The investigation is continuing.
Oct 2: Chea Sok Sreng, a 39-year-old timber dealer, fires three shots from
a K54 hand gun and kills himself in his villa on street 288, Phnom Penh, at 9pm.
Family members say Sreng has had a chronic illness which could not be treated.
Oct 2: Lim Ear, 41, is shot and killed in his car by two university students
who failed to get a bar girl from the victim in front of the Asia Town hotel on Monivong
Blvd at 11:30pm. The killers, Noeu Sokhom, 21, and Rin Ponnarith, 20, are arrested
24 hours later while coming out of the Riverside Night Club at 11pm. A K59 hand gun
Oct 3: Thai border soldiers kill three Cambodian soldiers accused of entering
Thai soil after an armed battle with the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia's northwest.
Oct 3: Military police confiscate a 10kg ninth century Buddhist brass statue
from Hun Sothy, 30, at the Andong Chenh check-point west of Battambang. Sothy says
he has bought the statue from a scrap dealer in Phnom Penh, and was taking it to
Oct 4: Battambang Court hands over two ancient statues confiscated from
offenders by the provincial cultural office. The antiques are a twelfth century brass
statue of the perfect lady from the Banteay Srey Age, and an eleventh century stone
statue of Visnu from the Angkorian Age.
Oct 4: Waitress Chan Atra, 21, is seriously wounded by another woman who
stabs her four times in a money dispute at the Mohasambath Night Club on Monivong
Blvd, Phnom Penh. The offender accused Atra of breaking the rules and not sharing
tips with her boyfriend, a "strong man" security guard.
Oct 4: Moto-taxi driver Sorn Reth, 32, is shot and killed by two armed
offenders who rob his Korean made Honda C100 motorcycle in Thmar Tuk Dach village,
Kompong Cham, at 4:40pm.
Oct 5: Moto-taxi driver Phauk Phok, 25, is poisoned and killed by unidentified
offenders who rob his motorcycle at the park in front of the Phnom Penh Railway station
Oct 7: So Neang, 25, is shot and killed when a drunken soldier fires aimlessly
at a crowd while eating and drinking on Route 4 in Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong.
The soldier manages to escape.
Oct 9: Three destination protection policemen are arrested for raping two
young women at Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, at 9:30pm. Witnesses say the two women in early
20s come from Prey Veng to work at a car wash here.
Oct 9: Farmer Meas Karn, 21, is seriously wounded by two unidentified gunmen
who fire two shots at her while she is sleeping on a bed in front of her house in
Prey Sar commune southwest of Phnom Penh at 7pm. No details are reported.
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.