Dec. 28: Two criminals with a K59 shoot and kill Chung Keavuth, 30,
and rob his maroon c100 motorcycle at 9:30 p.m. when the victim, working for
L.W.S, female expatraite workmate are sitting on the river bank in front of the
Royal Palace, Phnom Penh.
Jan. 29: Siemreap police and military unit confiscate 129 guns,
including 100 AK rifle, 12 M16, eight carabines, three K50s, two CKs and a K54
from the people in four districts during their nine day operation. Most of the
owners are demobilized or former soldiers who want to use these weapons to
Dec. 29: Soldier Tith Nhean, 35, is shot and injured at 7:30 p.m. by a
gang of criminals with an AK rifle near the rail road in Phnom Penh. The
offenders escape bare-handed when the guards at the military ware house K7 come
out to help the victim.
Jan. 1: Three offenders with two handguns, riding on a c100
motorcycle, rob Toun Phanny, 33, a soldier in the National Army, of his c100
morcycle in Sangkat Beong Trabek, Khan Cham-kamon, Phnom Penh.
Jan. 1: Srey Hi, 38, has his motorcycle stolen from the trailer while
he is going to get the luggage for his passenger at six a.m. at Kompong
Jan. 2: Srey San, 57, is shot and seriuosly wounded by two criminals
carrying two handguns when they are robbing her c50 motorcylce. The criminals
escape empty-handed while the authority force come to help.
Jan. 3: Three passengers disappear while a ferry boat, carrying 12
people, two motorcycles and a bicycle, sank in the Tonle Sap river, Phnom
Jan. 3: A thief is shot and killed at one o'clock after mid night by
the owner of the house when he and three other partners are trying to break into
a house in Mol village, Dangko commune, Dangko district, Phnom Penh.
Jan. 4: Sreng Vuthy, 22, is shot and wounded, and c100 motorcycle
robbed at 11 a.m. by six criminals with a K54 and P08, riding on three
motorcycles, on Street no. 189 in Sangkat Beong Rang, Khan Don Penh, Phnom
Jan. 4: Police arrest Vietnamese national Chang Yung Tung, 14, whil he
is trying to steal a motorcycle at Stung Mean Chey bridge, Phnom Penh.
Jan. 5: British national Richard McDonough, the advertising manager of
the Phnom Penh Post, has his San Yan 90 motorcycle stolen at mid night at the
Rock Hard cafe while he is doing entertainment. Richard claims that the
motorcycle wouldn't have been stolen if he had coated it with syrup as advised
by his star in the horoscope printed in the last issue of the Post. He usually
locked the motorcycle, but not on that horrible night.
Jan. 5: Three criminals with a handgun, riding on a c100 motorcycle
shoot and kill Li Heang, 37, an overseas Cambodian, at 1:30 p.m. near the
Reasmey Mekong hotel on Po Kambo road in Sangkat Psar Deumko, Khan toul Kok,
Phnom Penh when the victim and his friend are riding in a CAMRY car. Police say
it is a case of malice.
Jan. 5: Citizens arrest Chhun Prik, 36, at 5 a.m. while he is trying
to rob a motorcycle with an iron bar on Pochintong road in Tuk Thlar commune,
Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh.
Jan. 6: Sim Chan, 62, is murdered at 5 p.m. by two criminals breaking
into her house on street 356 in Sangkat Toul Svay Prey I, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom
Penh. Four dumlengs of gold, US$ 706 and 400,000 riels are stolen.
Jan. 6: Two criminals, carrying a K59, shoot and kill motor-taxi
driver Oun Pow, 37, and rob his motorcycle at 5:30 a.m. in front of Khmer
Kampuchea Krom Human Rights' office on street 156 in Sangkat Psar Depot I, Khan
Toul Kok, Phnom Penh.
Jan. 6: Bun Lin, 15, is arrested while he is trying to kidnap a school
girl coming out of the Bac Touk school, Phnom Penh. The girl would be sold to be
a prostitute in Thailand. Police are looking for two other offenders in his
Jan. 6: Security guards arrest a young girl for commiting fraud at at
Psar Beong Keng Kang market, Phnom Penh.
- Summarized and translated by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from local Khmer