November 10: Voeun Sambath, 30, a policeman from Prey Veng province, was
shot dead with a K-59 handgun at 4:30 am on the corner of Streets 146 and 233 in
Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who moonlighted as a moto-dop,
was hit in the chest and left shoulder by three passengers who stole his motorbike.
November 10: One person died and nine others were severely injured after
a grenade exploded at a dance in Thmey village, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham.
Police said Phuon Sophat, 17, was killed instantly while dancing with other villagers
at the time. Revenge is the suspected motive for the attack.
November 11: Bin Sarim, 45, was found floating in a lake in Chrey Thlak
village, Me Sang district, Prey Veng. After investigation, police said the victim,
a district official, had been chopped nine times in the head with an ax while fishing.
The motive for the killing is not known.
November 12: San Khom, 38, died at Preah Kosamak hospital after he was
chopped one day earlier in Toul Roka village, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts
of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who was drunk, was knifed by his brother-in-law,
Sok Yoeun, 34, who became angry after he was knocked down because he refused to lend
him a tape player.
November 12: March Von, 17, was found dead at 10 am at his uncle's house
in Prek Tapoeu village, Takmau district, Kandal. After investigation, police said
the victim, who was an orphan and also a remorque rider, killed himself with poison
because he was criticized after he sold the remorque, which belonged to his uncle.
November 12: Phon Saroeun, 35, was chopped to death at 8 am in downtown
Kampong Chhnang. Police said the victim, a disabled person, was hit with a big knife
in the neck by his niece, Korm Ym, 21, who was angry because her aunt was beaten
and tortured when he was drunk. After the niece chopped the ground by his head as
he lay on the ground , Saroeun dared her to chop him properly, whereupon she dealt
him a mortal blow to the neck.
November 13: Chea Bunleng, 22, was robbed of his motorbike while carrying
his girlfriend at 7:20 pm on Preah Norodom Blvd in Psah Thmei 3 precinct, Daun Penh
district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, an employee from ESJ company, was robbed
by six gun-wielding gangsters who stole his motorbike.
November 13: A married couple, Chhoam Chhan, 38, and Yim Ros, 38, were
killed by lightning in a heavy rain at 5 pm while planting dry season rice in Pur
Mieu village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the victims, who were very
poor farmers with five children, were struck and died instantly.
November 13: Tong Heng, 22, was sent to Preah Kosamak hospital after he
was stabbed and injured at 9:30 am while returning from a dance in So Ken village,
Kang Meas district, Kampong Cham. Police said the victim was stabbed once in the
back by a neighbor, Moeun Meas, 26, who was angry because he was accused by Heng
of being a chicken thief.
November 13: Nguyen Van Thaing, 44, was sent to Calmette hospital after
he suddenly lost consciousness at 7 pm in front of the Pailin Hotel on Monivong Blvd
in Phnom Penh. The victim, a Vietnamese furniture maker, reported to police that
he was hit by gangsters who stole $400 from him while he was on his way home.
November 13: Chin Yin, 56, was chopped and severely injured at 7:30 pm
in Som Rong village, Thmar Kool district, Battambang. Police said the victim was
chopped several times with a big knife by his son-in-law, Chhuon Sarek, who was angry
because he was criticized for drunken behavior while ranting during a drinking binge
with his friends. Yin Huyni, 31, a daughter of the victim, was also seriously injured
after she came to help her father.
November 14: Y Meng Tech, 35, a moto-taxi driver, was arrested on rape
charges at 2:30 pm at his guest-house in Teuk Laak 1 commune, Toul Kok district,
Phnom Penh. Police said the arrest came after an organization for children rights
protection complained to the court that a 20-year-old girl had been detained and
raped for three days by Tech.
November 14: Sar Soeu, 44, a moto-taxi driver, was chopped and severely
injured at 7 am while carrying two passengers in Snoa Lich village, Ong Snoul district,
Kandal. Police said the victim was chopped several times on the head and torso with
an ax by passengers who stole his bike. Police arrested one of the robbers, Phon
Soeun, 30, from Prey Veng Province.
November 14: San Chon, 22, was freed from custody after he paid $250 to
Ouk Savuth, a prosecutor for the municipal court, according to Chakraval Daily newspaper.
Chon was arrested after he stole a bicycle in Prey Moul village, Dangkor district,
on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The newspaper said Duong Vannak, who was arrested
on jewelry theft charges one year earlier, was also freed, but the payment was not
November 14: An 18-year-old former teenage nun, Chan Srieng, was found
dead in a ricefield in Svay Chrum village, Rolea Paar district, Kampong Chhnang.
Police said the victim, who had just left her Buddhist order, was killed with a knife
after being raped four days earlier while returning to see a play in a traditional
festival celebrated in nearby Preah Khlaing pagoda.
November 15: A 30-year-old unidentified man was killed and his body dumped
on the riverside behind Tonle 1 restaurant in Psah Kandal precinct, Phnom Penh. Daun
Penh District Criminal Police Deputy Chief Nhem Sao Nol said the victim was stabbed
repeatedly and the body then dismembered. Only the torso was recovered. The motive
is not known.
November 15: A 20-year-old garment worker was kidnapped and raped while
sleeping at her friend's house near the riverside in Takmau town, Kandal province.
The victim said she was raped by six gangsters, three of whom are identified as Tra
Ngoal, Thuo and Ros.
November 16: Married couple Sou Yu, 56, and Pol San, 58, were gunned down
with an AK-47 while eating Khmer noodles at 8:30 pm at their house in Anchanh Roung
village, Boribo district, Kampong Chhnang. Police said revenge was suspected because
the victims had argued with a neighbor about land ownership two years earlier. Police
have identified a possible suspect.
November 17: One remorque rider and four gunmen were killed and three policemen
were wounded in a gunfight between Phnom Penh Municipal Court security and a group
of gunmen who attempted to free two suspects. One of the six suspects was arrested
after attempting to escape into a forest in Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu,
one day later while leaving for a market to buy food.
November 17: Thai Vanreth, 30, a military police officer, was shot dead
in his car while parked in front of the Beauty Hotel at 9:30 pm on Sihanouk Blvd
in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was shot in the temple with a K-59 handgun
by two unidentified suspects on a motorbike. Revenge was the motive because the victim
recently developed a relationship with the wife of a gambling den owner.
November 17: Two passengers died and eight others were severely injured
in an accident at 11 am on National Road 6 in Kauk Rieng village, Choeung Prey district,
Kampong Cham. Traffic police said the victims, Chan Phon, 33, and Khing Sien, 36,
were on a motorbike that was hit by a Nissan driven by Eang Sophal, 26, who was arrested
after the incident.
November 17: The body of a baby was found floating in a river near the
Chong Pom restaurant in Lek Bei village, Kampong Liav district, Prey Veng. A villager
reported to police that the baby had been abandoned on the steps to the riverside
by his parents and that he must have fallen into the water.
November 17: Taiwanese national Pu Hsi Zhong, 38, was sent to Chuen Ming
hospital after he was injured in a robbery at 5:30 pm in Chbar Ampoeu high school
in Niraut commune, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said
the victim was knocked down and his left hand was cut off by two unidentified persons
who stole US$1,200. The robbers escaped.