MAY 11: One of three kidnappers, Teuk Ian, 38, was shot dead at night while
trying to kidnap frog-hunters in a rice field in Trapaing Russey village, Tbong Khmum
district, Kampong Cham. Police said the man was killed instantly after he and his
accomplices fired on the authorities after they arrived on the scene. The other two
men fled into the forest.
MAY 11: Kim Roeuth, 36, was beaten to death while playing cards in Kien
Kas village, Battambang province. District police chief Chan Naret said he was hit
from behind with a stick by his father-in-law, Roeun Arth, 48, who was angry that
Roeuth refused to stop playing cards. Roeuth had apparently been neglecting his family.
MAY 11: One person died and four others were severely injured after two
grenades exploded at night in Boeung Sangke village, Battambang province. Police
said the grenades were thrown at the house of village chief Chao Bon, 51. His son
Tat Kimheang, 22, was killed instantly. Police suspect the attack was over a land
dispute as Bon had earlier argued with his neighbors.
MAY 12: Fang Enh Tung, 48, a Vietnamese coffee shop owner, was found dead
at 6:30 am in the toilet of his house in Psar Depot 2 precinct, Tuol Kork district,
Phnom Penh. Police said he was knifed 12 times in the shower. His wife, Le Thiny,
was arrested. Police suspect she killed him, assisted by two workers who subsequently
MAY 13: Srun Chanthoeun, 20, died in a hospital after he was severely injured
at around 10 pm in Doeum Sleng village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said
the victim died from groin injuries after he was set on by seven gangsters while
coming home from eating soup near his house. The gangsters escaped, although one
MAY 13: Mam Saron, 31, a kidnapper, was shot dead at 9:30 pm while hiding
at a neighbor's house in Teuk Chanh village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Saron
was killed instantly after he threw a grenade at the authorities but it failed to
MAY 15: Keo Mon, 44, was found dead at the verandah of his house in Tuol
Tumpong 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was beaten with a hammer, as he had
massive head injuries, and was also strangled. Revenge is suspected as he recently
argued with his neighbor, Kat. Police are searching for Kat.
MAY 15: Oeun Sopheak, 24, died in Calmette Hospital after he was seriously
injured during a robbery at 8:30 pm in Tonle Bassac precinct, Phnom Penh. Police
said he was knifed by a group of gangsters who attempted to steal his motorbike while
he was sitting in the park with his friends. Four men were arrested.
MAY 15: Mao Samaun, 32, was knifed and severely injured during a quarrel
at 8:30 pm in Paprak Khang Tbong village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom
Penh. Police said he was chopped several times by his neighbor, Hour Siengtheng,
20, who was angry that Samaun prevented him watching a young woman take a bath at
a garment workers' guest house. Siengtheng escaped.
MAY 15: Ke Roeung, 43, a watermelon picker, was shot and seriously wounded
at 7:30 pm in Kou village, Kampong Thom province. Police said he was shot in the
buttocks and thigh by four men who then kidnapped five villagers. The villagers,
who were guarding their fields, were later released after a 3.2 million riel ransom
MAY 16: Mao Long, 21, a moto-taxi driver, was found dead in the early morning
at a rice field in Kbal Domrey village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom
Penh. Police said Long was murdered with an ax while carrying three passengers, who
then stole his motorbike.
MAY 16: Sous Dany, 19, was sent to Preah Kossamak Hospital after acid was
thrown on her at 8:05 pm while she was on a cyclo on Street 63, Boeung Raing precinct,
Phnom Penh. Police said Dany, who was involved with a two-star general, was attacked
by an unknown man who escaped on a motorbike.
MAY 16: The body of a 9-year-old boy, Leng Samnieng, was found floating
in a pond in Romchek Bei village, Battambang province. Police said the boy was strangled
and his body dumped there while on his way to school with two friends. They suspect
robbery as his new bicycle was stolen.
MAY 18: Nhim Kanha, 20, was arrested for a kidnap committed two days earlier
in Prek Tapov village, Takmau district, Kandal. Police said Keo Lita, 10, was abducted
and brought to Phnom Penh while playing in front of her school. Kanha, the victim's
aunt, was accused along with her two neighbors, Hen Sokha, 19, and Puot Rithiya,
20, who called in a ransom demand. Lita was freed after her family paid $1,500.
MAY 19: Roeun Koliyan, 32, died instantly at 5:20 am on the Russian Federation
Blvd in Kbal Domrey village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Koliyan,
who was riding a motorbike, was run off the road by a car while driving too fast.
He struck an electrical pole, which has now claimed its seventh victim.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun