Sep 9: Sem Sam Oun, 12, was arrested by police after he killed Thou Sreymom,
12, a fried-shrimp seller at Psar Chnang in Kampong Chhnang, two days earlier. He
cut her throat and took 6,800 riels. The killer said he did it because he was afraid
his aunt would be angry if he came home with no money from selling pancakes.
Sep 9: Ouk Reth, 45 was killed and his wife Ray Sak, 42 was seriously injured
after six gunmen came to their house and started shooting. After shooting Reth six
times, the gunmen stole nine cows and shot one of them dead. The incident took place
at Tropang Chray village in Kampong Cham province. Police said that they were not
cow stealers and just did it to confuse them. They said that the incident was prompted
Sep 10: An unidentified moto-taxi driver was killed and his passengers
and another moto-taxi driver were wounded when a mine exploded at 8:40am near Orussey
market, Phnom Penh. Police said that a woman was riding on the moto-taxi with a mine
in her plastic bag which exploded.
Sep 10: Heng Lay, 37, was killed by his wife in bed. She splashed acid
on him and cut him with a knife in Sangkat Boeng Slang. The source said that she
had left her husband and returned because she was jealous.
Sep 12: Van Dy, 29, attempted to commit suicide by drinking acid after
he had an argument with his wife who wanted to separate from him. The source said
that his wife had left home several times and came back and asked him for a separation
without giving a reason. The incident took place at 8 am #101 st 104 Sangkat Wat
Phnom. His wife did not come to take care of him in the hospital.
Sep 13: An amputee, called Ayak (Giant), was killed by his friend who stabbed
him twice after they had an argument with each other over a cigarette, at a drinking
place in Prek Leap village Khan Russey Keo.
Sep 15: Vuth Bunthoeun, 40, a cyclo driver from Toul Kork, was sent to
the municipal court after he was arrested Sep 12 by police. Bunthoeun was accused
of beating his wife, tying her to a column and later cutting her Achilles tendon.
A source said that the man got drunk and asked his wife to give him one Chi of gold
(worth $40), but she would not.
Sep 16: Ngweng Tongtoeng, 47, a Vietnamese gold seller, was severely wounded
by three Vietnamese robbers who came into his house when he was watching TV. Holding
him at gun-point, they took earrings, ring, money and some gold worth about $10,000.
The robbers escaped.
Sep 18: Owners of a total of 1,100 cars and trucks were made to remove
the tinting from their windows by traffic and military police around the Olympic
stadium. They had not followed orders to remove the tinting, part of Hun Sen's eight-point
plan to reduce crime. Most had only partial tinting, but six of the vehicles were
completely blacked out and their owners were fined 50,000 riels each. Some generals
persuaded police to leave their vehicles alone.
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmey Kampuchea by Bou