Sept. 2: Three Chinese men are arrested in Phnom Penh with 1.1 kilos
of heroin. Police say two offenders came from Hong Kong and the other from
China, who is later identified as the owner of an illegal night club in Phnom
Penh. The night club owner is detained in T3 prison waiting for the trial, while
the other two men are released due to a lack of evidence.
Sept 5: Policeman Tep Samath is shot and killed when a gang of 30
Khmer Rouge guerrillas enters Beong Sangke village, Boseth district, Kompong
Speu, and robs his house at 10pm.
Sept 6: Police shoot and kill an offender and arrest three others who
had killed a moto-taxi driver for his motocycle in Phnom Penh on Sept 5.
Sept 6: Moto-taxi driver Chhim Try, 29, is stabbled and killed by two
offenders who tried robbing his motorcycle in Krang Lieu commune, Rolea Pa'ea
district, Kompong Chhnang. The offenders escape empty handed when a car
belonging to an international NGO drives passed.
Sept 7: A grendade was thrown into the Khmer language Morning News
newspaper on street 200, Phnom Penh, at 7:45pm by an unidentified offender.
Nobody is injured. This is the third incident of a bomb being exploded in the
newspaper since May, 1994. The paper has written strong critical articles about
the government, a rival newspaper and some traders recently.
Sept 8: Offender Mao Sarim, 23, is shot and killed by police while
escaping from the police pick-up truck. Sarim had been arrested for murdering a
military officer to rob his motorcycle in Kompong Cham on Sept 6.
Sept 8: An unidentified offender explodes a hand grenade and kills
himself while trying to rob a taxi in Sangkat Prek Leap on Route 6A north of
Phnom Penh at 6pm. The robber tried to throw the grenade at approaching police
after the driver reported the robbery. But the grenade hit the car window and
exploded while the robber was inside.
Sept 8: Police arrest two women, including a Vietnamese national, who
kidnapped and tried to sell four girls into prostitution in Kompong Chhnang.
Sept 9: Muth Ngi, 38, is shot and killed by three offenders, carrying
one hand gun and one AK-47 rifle, while they rob his motorcycle in Cheach
village, Dambe district, Kompong Cham, at 1:20pm.
Sept 9: A gang of ten armed offenders dressed in military uniform rob
drivers and workers at the Phnom Prasith rock mining site at 1am. The victims
say the offenders tied their hands and walked them into a pit. They stole a
Russian-made truck, a motorcycle and $100.
Sept 10: Student Tuoch Sothea, 20, is beaten and left with serious
head injuries by three offenders who hit him with a hand gun while robbing his
Honda Econo motorcycle in front of his house on Nehru Blvd., Phnom Penh, at
Sept 10: Prab Sokpheng, 46, is shot and killed by three offenders,
each carrying an AK-47, in Trapeong Chhouk village, Khan Russeikeo, Phnom Penh,
at 1:45am. Police are investigating.
Sept 10: Kong Yoy, 35, and his wife are shot and killed by four armed
offenders who rob their house in Kamchay Meas district, Prey Veng, at 10pm.
Police say Yoy's ten-year-old son told them the criminals tied the hands of his
parents behind their backs and ordered them to give all the valuables they had.
But the family had only 120,000 riel. The boy says the robbers took the money
and killed his parents before they left.
Sept 11: Yin Chhin is shot and killed by an identified gun man who
robs him in Tadeng Chas village, Boseth district, Kompong Speu, at 8:30pm. No
details of the shootings are reported.
Sept 12: Four offenders, including three military officers, are
arrested with 13 kilos of what is allegedly uranium at a house on Pasteur Blvd,
Phnom Penh, at 4 pm. Police say the offenders might have been taking the
"uranium" from Vietnam to Thailand. At least three of the offenders come from
Sept 13: Ros Noeun, 21, misfires a hand gun and kills himself while
playing with it in Sangkat Sras Chak, Phnom Penh, at noon.
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.