SEPTEMBER 6: Mong Chantha, 23, was fatally gunned down during a nighttime
robbery while parking his motorbike and waiting for a friend buying a sandwich in
Russey village, Phnom Penh. His friend said Chantha was shot twice in the back and
the arm with an AK-47 after refusing to give a key and trying to fight off two robbers.
The robbers escaped on his bike.
SEPTEMBER 7: Police arrested Sor Roeum, 25, and Tes Touch, 25, who killed
Yim Sam Ol, 41, in Prey Kantout village, Pursat province. Police said the murder
happened after Sam Ol hinted that he had sex with Roeum's wife while they were drinking
wine the previous night. Sam Ol was beaten on the back of his head with a stick and
killed with a heavy knife while walking home after being drunk.
SEPTEMBER 9: Reth Nika, 24, a lieutenant colonel and also a deputy commander
of the municipal military police, was shot to death after wounding an interior ministry
colonel, Routh Channosody, 27, who died later at Calmette Hospital as he was shot
once in the chest. A witness said Nika was chased by a group of gunmen in a Pajero
while he was driving a Mercedes but when his car was caught in traffic on street
178, he ran into Saravorn pagoda where he was killed in Chey Chumnas commune, Phnom
Penh. The witness said the attackers left the Pajero and shot Nika five times in
the head, right hand and legs then drove away. Police arrested two suspects identified
as Lai Pesith, 30, and Hor Sokheng, 27, who had been working at Prime Minister Hun
Sen's bodyguard unit. A rumor said love affairs was the reason for the shooting because
Channosody told his family before he died at the hospital that "I warned him
(Nika) many times to stop making love with my wife and do not interfere in my family."
The last rumor said Channosody, a son-in-law of the body guard of Kau Samuth, who
was the brother-in-law of Prime Minister Hun Sen, was not wounded and escaped and
is now hiding in a safe place.
SEPTEMBER 9: American, Daniel Jakob Thoreux Divison, 39, and his interpreter
Hul Sophoan, 42, were arrested after police found a package of drugs and a little
scale while sitting at 4am on Kampuchea Krom boulevard corner street 265 in Teuk
Laak 1 commune, Phnom Penh.
SEPTEMBER 9: A couple, gold vendors Chea Sambath, 40, and Nov Lath, 30, were
robbed while waiting for a front door to open on a motorbike at 6:20pm in Chan Kreusna
village, Prey Veng province. Sambath told police three robbers, who held a rifle
and a handgun, aimed at him and asked for a jewelry bag then escaped on his bike.
Sambath said the robbers shot twice into the air after stealing 25 damleung and seven
million riels in cash.
SEPTEMBER 10: Kim Hoeun, 77, was murdered at 10:10pm at his wooden house in
Kauk Romeat commune, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said Hoeun was shot once in
the chest with an AK-47. Police suspected revenge attack was a reason for the killing
because villagers were not happy with him as he knows magic and sorcery.
SEPTEMBER 11: Seng Rasmey, 23, a gold vendor, was robbed at 5:10pm while he
was in a car parked in front of his house on Sothearous boulevard in Chey Chumnas
commune, Phnom Penh. Rasmey told police a man aimed a handgun at his wife and threatened
to kill her if she shouted for help while leaving the car and walking home. Rasmey
said three robbers escaped on a motorbike after grabbing from his wife two jewelry
baskets valued at $80,000.
SEPTEMBER 11: Police are looking for Yeung Arth, 27, who escaped after killing
his brother, Yeung Ork, 29, in Neang Teut commune, Kampong Cham province. Police
said Ork was chopped seven times with an ax and he died later of massive head injuries
at a provincial hospital. Police said Arth was angry after hearing that Ork raped
an 18-year-old sister.
SEPTEMBER 11: Two gunmen escaped after wounding Phan Sina, 28, and a 3-year-old
daughter in a robbery while sleeping at midnight in Chey Sena village, Kampot province.
Police quoted Sina's wife saying that the two robbers entered her house lifting a
wooden wall and shot her husband in the stomach with a handgun and the bullet ran
into the back of her daughter. They escaped after collecting a platinum ring and
two million riel in cash.
SEPTEMBER 13: Sar Prahim, 38, a Muslim widower, was sent to a hospital after
acid burned his face in Cheay Sambath village, Kampong Cham province. Police said
Prahim had acid water poured on his face while asleep at his house when he was drunk
the previous night. Police suspected love affair as the reason for the acid attack
because Prahim had left his wife and started a relationship with another woman.
SEPTEMBER 14: Kheav Lon, 47, a village chief, was shot dead during a nighttime
robbery in Tar Ong village, Kampong Cham province. A villager said a group of robbers
shot Lon three times with an AK-47 and wounded his son-in-law, Mam Sophy, 31, his
wife, Lon Sreychou, 23, who were taken to a provincial hospital for surgery. The
robbers escaped after collecting a gold necklace, a platinum necklace, three mobile
phones and $85 in cash.
SEPTEMBER 15: Mao Saran, 21, was arrested for a murder she committed two days
ago in Tar Phol village, Siem Reap province. Police said Saran killed Thy Kath, 36,
a motorbike taxi driver. Saran confessed that she killed Kath because he forced her
to have sex like in a pornographic film. Police said Kath was stabbed in the throat
and had his neck cut of with a knife while having sex with Saran at a guesthouse
where he was found dead.
SEPTEMBER 15: Pang Sak, 51, a military officer, was arrested for a murder
he committed in Sante Pheap village, Battambang province. Police said Sak escaped
to Malai district after killing Rous Ram, 24, during an argument a day earlier. Ram
was stabbed in the chest and died at the scene.