April 2: Robber Sao Riem, 32, is shot dead in an armed struggle with
the police on street 310 Sangkat Toul Svay II, Phnom Penh. A policeman is
wounded in the struggle.
April 3: A gang of ten armed bandits loot a passenger truck in Kroch
Chmar district, Kompong Cham. Five $400 gold bars and other things are
April 4: Two armed men brake into house 38 on street 141 in Phnom Penh
at 2.45 pm. The victim Chay Seng is tied up and a watch and 20,000 riel is
April 4: Reach Sovann is swindled by a man who buys his motorcycle
with seven counterfeit $100 notes.
April 4: A man is shot dead and a lady injured by five armed bandits
who steal their motorcycle on the river bank near the Royal Palace, Phnom
April 5: A motorcycle which was stolen nine days ago is recovered and
returned to the owner. A motorcycle seller who is a friend of the victim
recognizes the vehicle and reports it to police. The offender has not yet been
April 5: Li Team Sriev, 40, is shot dead while sitting in his car by
two armed men on Kampuchea Krom street west of the Psar Thmei market . The
murder is said to be caused by malice over the victim's wood business.
April 5: Three motorcycles are stolen by armed robbers at three
different places in Phnom Penh. Nobody is hurt.
April 6: Prin Pen, 26, suicides by jumping off the Japanese friendship
bridge. His wife says Prin has had a chronic illness for over two years. This is
the first such incident since the bridge was repaired. In the 1970s there were
several jumps from the bridge caused by gambling debts and broken love.
April 7: A man in his mid-fifties is killed by a car which hits the
side of his motorcycle at 6.45 pm on Preah Monyvong Blvd, Phnom Penh. The car is
stopped on the spot by police.
April 7: A group of armed men kidnap a girl selling dessert at the
Battambang market. One of the men was to marry the girl but the wedding was
canceled after the girl's family found out the man was a widow with a child.
April 8: One man is seriously injured and two others slightly wounded
when their motorcycle crashes into the back of a car near the Monyvong
April 9: Police stop and confiscate a boat carrying 30-40 tons of
consumer goods which escaped a 35 percent import tax. The goods, brought in
through the sea passage at Sre Ambel, were sent by police to Phnom Penh.
April 11: Two robbers armed with handguns steal a man's motorcycle at
Psar Chas market in Phnom
Penh at 5.15 pm. While they are riding away the robbers fire shots at
the motorcycle owner who is shouting for help. The bullets miss him but hit a
woman, killing her.
April 14-16: His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk pardons six prisoners
and reduces 82 others' sentences following a letter to the King submitted
jointly by the Ministries of Justice and Interior on
April 8. The prisoners have served one third of their sentences and
'are noticed to have proper character again'.
- Summarized and translated from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean