AUGUST 13: Police arrested Dy Sok, 20, after he was accused of committing
a murder in Wat Snor village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Sok killed a 6-year-old
girl, Srey Rong, while she was walking to her farmland where her father was working.
Sok confessed to the police he raped the girl then killed her by strangling to keep
AUGUST 13: The body of Ram Da, 22, was found at a forest in Banteay Chhoeu
village, Pouk district, Siem Reap province. Police said Da was tied by his arms and
legs, then later killed. Police suspect robbery was the motive because his bike was
AUGUST 15: Two passengers died and five others were seriously injured after
an accident on National Road 5 in Takeo village, Pursat province. Police said the
victims were in a taxi that went off the road and rolled five times when the driver
lost control on the way from Phnom Penh to Battambang.
AUGUST 15: The body of Chum Chanthou, 23, was found hanged at a forest on
a mountain in Trapaing Kralanch village, Takeo province. Police said the widow with
one child was hanged there after being murdered about 50 meters from the scene. Police
suspect her extra husband, Pheng Pheak, 30, killed her because he had been seen with
her at the forest in the last two days.
AUGUST 16: Police arrested Kai Chuon, 55, after a step-daughter accused him
of rape a month earlier in Prasad village, Kandal province. A 14-year-old girl told
police Chuon, who has four extra wives, raped her while her mother was leaving for
a rice field in the early morning. The girl said Chuon threatened to kill her and
the whole family if she told her mother about the rape.
AUGUST 16: A French national, Dubois Gerard Clause, 52, who is the owner of
the Chez Johnny Beer and Bar restaurant, was arrested for alleged sexual exploitation
in Wat Phnom commune, Phnom Penh. Police said eight women, who had been working at
the bar, were also arrested for questioning. Police confiscated a PA handgun, some
documents and materials for sexual services.
AUGUST 16: Nop Huol, 16, was murdered and the body dropped about 10 meters
behind his house in Phean Sar village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Huol's
throat had been cut with a knife and severe head injuries inflicted with a hammer.
The reason for the murder is not known because the killer escaped.
AUGUST 16: Prak Tha, 41, escaped after killing his father-in-law in Sam Por
village, Kampong Thom province. Police said Tha became angry after Yean Chhai, 55,
dug up his flowers and replanted them on his land without asking him. Chhai was knifed
in the head and the neck and died on the scene. Bath Ream, 49, the mother-in-law,
was also chopped in the face and injured.
AUGUST 17: The body of a taxi worker, Loas Tin, 37, was lifted out of water
for inspection after being found at a stream in Lor Ith village, Battambang province.
Police said Tin was probably murdered, as he had severe neck and face injuries.
AUGUST 17: A gold vendor, Chhuy Touch, 48, was shot and wounded in a robbery
at 5:15 pm while returning home from Psar Krom where she worked in Vihea Chin village,
Siem Reap province. A witness said Touch was shot in the leg with a K-59 handgun
as she resisted three robbers who stole her jewelry bag then escaped on two motorbikes.
AUGUST 19: An ambulance took a municipal clerk, Khuot Vith, to Chantrea clinic
but he later died after being shot during a revenge attack at midnight in Tuol Rokar
village, Phnom Penh. Police said the ambulance hit his brother, Khuot So, who died
on the scene while driving a motorbike to see his younger brother after being shot.
Police said Vith was shot in the chest while driving home from Apsara restaurant
where he drank in the early evening.
AUGUST 20: A motodop driver, Buot Sawarth, 32, was shot and severely wounded
in a robbery at 8:20 am on National Road 4 in Cheng Meng village, Dangkor district,
on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Sawarth was shot in the chest with a
K-54 handgun after shouting for help to stop two robbers who aimed at Prak Somean,
23, then they escaped on her motorbike.
AUGUST 20: Kang Hum, 65, was the victim of a night-time robbery in Ta Prok
village, Kampong Thom province. Hum told police four gunmen entered his house and
aimed at him with an AK-47 then demanded two million riel he had received from selling
a cow in the morning. The robbers escaped with the money and five chi gold necklace
and one chi platinum earring.
AUGUST 21: A 14-year-old girl, Danh Kunthea, a student at Chhbar Ampov junior
high school, complained to police that she was raped about two weeks ago at a guest
house in Kean Svay district, Kandal province. The girl told police Chun Phorn, 24,
brought her to the guest house and raped her while staying along with him. Phorn
was later arrested for questioning.
AUGUST 22: Saless Savy, 24, was sent to Preah Sihanouk hospital after being
shot during a robbery at 4:15 am while driving a motorbike to his aunt's house in
Lou Teuk Saoy precinct, Phnom Penh. His friend, Chy Rasy, 20, who escaped from the
shooting at the time, said three gunmen ordered Savy to stop and shot him twice in
the chest and the arm. Then they stole his motorbike.
AUGUST 23: Police arrested a motodop driver, Pok Ra, 32, and charged him with
committing a robbery the previous week at the Ocean View guest house in Sihanoukville.
Police said the arrest came after two Canadian nationals complained that Ra entered
their room and stabbed them three times each with a knife then stole their money.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun