MAY 7: Prak Choeun, 38, was shot dead while asleep at his house in Rom
Doul village, Prey Veng province. His wife told police an unknown man entered
the house and opened fire seven times at her husband with an AK-47 then he ran
away empty-handed. Police had no comment on the killing.
MAY 7: A
15-year-old girl filed a complaint to police demanding $3,000 in damages from
her assailant after she was raped the previous day in Thmey village, Phnom Penh.
Police said the rapist, Sngoun Sitha, 25, a blacksmith, was arrested and later
sent to court as he had no money to pay the girl.
MAY 7: Chan
Chea, 76, was axed to death at around 7 pm in Prey Khpous village, Battambang
province. Police said the man was chopped three times by his step-son, Khan Thy,
27. The assailant became angry when Chea tried to stop him beating his son
during an argument over a property dispute.
MAY 7: Ros Sovanaret,
42, a leader of the Free Trade Union at Trinunggal Komara garment factory, was
shot dead at 3:45 pm while riding a motorbike home through Kampuchea Krom
Boulevard in Teuk Laak 1 commune, Phnom Penh. A witness said two gunmen shot
Sovanaret twice then escaped on a motorbike. Police suspect revenge was the
motive because Sovanaret had recently during an argument threatened to kill
Khvan Chanmony, a leader of the Khmer Trade Union Federation.
8: Hem Chanda, 24, was sent to Preah Kossamak hospital for medical treatment
after cutting himself with a knife at around 3 pm in Lor Kambor village, Russei
Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said the man had a mental problem probably
because he had "cut his dick off and threw it away". His mother told police
Chanda had attempted suicide as he had a crisis because of being
MAY 8: Yin Sokmeath, 24, was stabbed to death during a
dancing argument at his niece's wedding party in Yeak Bard village, Kean Svay
district, Kandal province. The District Police Chief Maing Pich said Sokmeath
was knocked down and knifed in the throat after trying to stop an argument
between two groups of gangsters. Police arrested five assailants on the scene
MAY 9: Chhun Sokha, 37, a telephone shop owner,
was shot and wounded in a robbery at 7:55 pm in Tar Nguon village, Dangkor
district, Phnom Penh. A witness told police four unknown men pretending to be
long-haired women entered the shop, hit Sokha on the head with the butt of a
K-54 handgun and shot him in the stomach then escaped on two motorbikes after
stealing three telephones.
MAY 9: Cheang Nop, 41, was sent to a
hospital after being acid-burned in the morning in Trapaing Trayeung village,
Kampong Speu province. Police said Nop's estranged wife, Ym Nhan, 40, threw acid
in his face and was later arrested. Nhan was angry after Nop hit her during an
argument. She told police her husband had left her and set up a relationship
with another woman.
MAY 10: Chhuon Dara, 24, a garment worker at
the PDC, was found hanged at 9:30 am in Paprak Khang T'bong village, Dangkor
district, Phnom Penh. Dul Sokleng told police her husband hanged himself because
he was worried about owing a debt of $800.
MAY 11: Chhum Thuon,
27, was shot dead but his two accomplices escaped after trying to steal cattle
at 2:30 am in Prey Prang village, Prey Veng province. Police said the suspected
gunmen attempted to steal their neighbor's cows and fired at the authorities
MAY 11: A motodop driver, Prum Ny, 23, was murdered
with a knife and his body dumped about 800 meters from National Road 4 in Tar
Lev village, Sihanoukville. Police suspect robbery was the motivate because his
motorbike was stolen while carrying a passenger the previous night.
MAY 12: Chuong Chamnan, 21, a monk from Changkran Taprum pagoda,
was arrested while trying to escape on a motodop after committing a rape at 11
am in Teuk Laak 3 precinct, Phnom Penh. A 15-year-old girl told police the monk
raped her while begging for food at the kitchen of her house.
12: Keo Han, 54, was murdered during a night-time robbery in Ek Pheap
village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Han was killed trying to resist a
group of robbers who escaped after stealing six chi of gold necklace and two chi
of gold earring. Her husband, Nan Van, 68, was axed in the face after coming to
help his wife.
MAY 12: Khim Ran, 28, was gunned down while playing
cards with three other people at 9:30 pm in Chamkar Kor village, Kampong Cham
province. A witness told police an unknown man opened gunfire at Ran then
escaped on foot. Police suspect jealousy was the motive because Ran had been
accused of having an affair with a married woman.
MAY 13: A cyclo
rider, Mom Chit, 35, went himself to Calmette Hospital for medical treatment
after being knifed while drinking wine with two people at 9 pm near the Royal
Palace in Phnom Penh. A witness told police Chit was stabbed in the stomach
after he refused to give some money to two beggars. The assailants ran
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei
Kampuchea by Aun Pheap