August 6: Sao Hy, 69, was killed and 15 other people
were seriously injured when Hor Ron, 37, threw two hand grenades at two
different locations in Prek Sdei commune, Koh Thom district, Kandal. A source
at the spot said Ron was drunk when he threw the grenades but the commune
chief, Mei Taing Ny, said Ron had a conflict with other people over his
land. The suspect escaped after the incident.
August 6: A motor taxi driver, Lach Dara, 30, committed suicide by shooting
himself with an AK-47 in Kilometer #6 precinct, Russei Keo district. The
victim's mother said Dara was angry when she blamed him for losing his motorbike.
August 7: A robber, Lon Pech, 31, was shot dead in Damnak Ampil commune,
Angsnol district, Kandal. The victim, Chheang Sok Kim, 16, said that Pech
pointed a knife at her throat in her house and demanded that she give him
money. Then, her mother, who was also in the house, heard this and she escaped
to report to the police. The police surrounded the house and Kim tricked
Pech by telling him to go upstairs to escape arrest but he was shot there.
August 7: Kang Vannak was shot dead with an AK-47 while Chiev Koch was chopped
on his neck and seriously injured in Sambo commune, Samrong Tong district,
Kampong Speu. A local newspaper reported that the two victims had quarrelled
with each other over their favorite political parties while they were drinking
August 8: A military policeman, Em Loy, 30, is in critical condition after
he was shot in his forehead with a K-54 handgun by his colleague, Chhum
Pech, 37, in Dangkor district after they had quarrelled with each other
over the money they had received from a truck which passed by their check-point.
Pech was arrested immediately after the incident.
August 8: Chea San, 18, shot herself with an AK-47 in Chhrey Vieng commune,
Prey Chhor district, Kampong Cham because she was angry with her husband,
Roeun Phally, 23. The aunt of the victim said Phally told his wife that
he would go to Phnom Penh with his friends, but she told him not to go.
Then, he went to sit at his neighbor's house. The victim thought that he
had already gone to Phnom Penh and shot herself in the chest with her husband's
weapon. The husband, after he learned that his wife was seriously injured,
cried until he was unconscious. Officials at theprovincial hospital said
the victim is in good condition after an emergency operation.
August 10: A motor taxi driver whose name is unknown was killed when a robber
chopped him six times on his head with an axe and stole his motorbike in
Tieng commune, Kandal Stung district, Kandal. A farmer who was ploughing
his rice field near the place of the incident said he heard the noise of
chopping. Then he tried to help the victim but it was too late because he
was seriously injured. The robber escaped.
August 10: The neck of Hien Prok, 42, was chopped and cut by his wife, Phai
Ngorn Sreng and he died instantly in Moha Khgnoun commune, Koh Sotin district,
Kampong Cham after the couple had quarrelled. Ngorn Sreng was arrested after
August 11: A cow dealer, Kourn Thieng, 47, died after he was chopped four
times with an axe by two robbers who stole his motorbike in Kak commune,
Ponhea Krek district, Kampong Cham province. The robbers escaped after the
August 11: Meas Khon was shot dead with an AK-47 by an unidentified man
in O' commune, Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu. Police said he was shot
because other people believed that he could use black magic to make them
August 11: Kong Ratana, 18, a student at Samdach Euv High School was found
dead in Mittapheap district, Sihanouk-ville. An inspection of the body found
that he was chopped on his neck. The victim's father, Kong Sambath, said
Ratana's motorbike was stolen in the incident.
August 13: A body of an unidentified girl was found in a sewage drain in
Chbar Ampov 1 precinct, Meanchey district of the capital. An inspection
of the body found that the victim was strangled to death, then dumped in
-Summarized from Khmer newspapers Rasmei Kampuchea and Koh Santepheap by