June 12: Four armed men carjacked a Toyota Land Cruiser after they held
up the driver of the Singapore Embassy in front of Regent Park Hotel.
June 13: Kim Sophal, 28, was shot and killed when his gang tried to break
into a doctor's house at midnight. Dr Pov Sovann Than, 46, fired a gun many times
from his bed and injured a few of the robbers outside his home in Tra Paing village.
June 14: A traffic policeman, in charge of the intersection of Street 136
and Street 13 near Kandal market, was kicked by a man and his son after he stopped
them for a traffic violation. The two men were later called to the police station,
where the policeman used his belt to beat the young man, causing blood to run down
June 15: Oun Arng, 18, from Koh Kong province, was taken to a Phnom Penh
hospital after she drank poison. Her family believed Arng drank the poison after
having been scolded by her older sister for a losing a gold ring.
June 15: A Cambodia Daily security guard was hit by a truck and severely
injured while driving his motorbike from the newspaper. Doctors at Kosamak hospital
were forced to amputate his right leg.
June 15: Meas Kea and his friend Tal Chel were seriously injured when Kea
drove his car very fast and crashed into a tree. The accident broke the tree, and
the car was broken into three parts. A doctor said Kea, 18, was cut on the head and
neck and knocked unconscious. Chel, 19, received a gash on the head, and broke his
left leg and arm. The incident took place at 2am along Monivong Blvd.
June 17: RCAF soldier Ek Sopharn, 34, was arrested after he used explosives
to fish in the Basak River near Kbarl Thnal Bridge. Sopharn confessed he stole TNT
powder from his regiment and built the grenade by himself.
June 17: Ou Sophart, 50, was arrested for selling two virgin girls, one
aged 15 and the other 14, at a Tuol Kork brothel. The two young girls from Pursat
province were sold for $150 each.
June 18: Miss Oun,19, was taken to Calmette hospital by her family after
she was found unconsious. Oun overdosed on sleeping pills because she was angry with
her father, who blamed her for spending money without thinking.
June 18: Tine Horn, 10, was killed and two other boys were taken to hospital
after a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) they were playing with exploded. The 10-year-old
found the RGP near his home in Angkor Seth village, Kandal province. Witnesses said
they saw Tine Horn pound the grenade, causing it to explode.
June 18: Sin Vang, 29, was arrested by local police after a 10 mm bomb
exploded inside his burning home. Police also found a homemade gun inside the house
in Chroy Changvar district.
June 19: Bun Thet and his friend were kicked and severely beaten by a mob
of people in a small market near Monaco Hotel when they tried to kidnap Bun Thet's
10-year-old daughter. The girl had lived with her mother since her parents divorced
in 1994. Bun Thet said he missed his daughter and wanted her to live with him.
June 19: An unidentified girl was found dead near Phnom Penh University.
Two knives and a watch were found near the body. Police said she was killed by more
than two people, but did not find any clues as to a motive.
June 19: A five-year-old boy was shot and killed by two robbers in Teuk
Thlar village. His father was injured three times in his waist, and once in the left
hand and leg when he tried to take his moto back from the robbers. The suspects left
the motorbike and ran away before local villagers arrived.
June 20: A married couple were shot five times each and killed inside their
home in Tuol Svay Prei district early in the morning by unidentified gunmen. Police
said they don't know whether the killing was a robbery or revenge.
June 20: Phat Ny, 21, was arrested when she tried to sell a 13-year-old
girl. Phat Ny, who stayed for five days in the victim's house in Kampong Cham province,
confessed she persuaded the girl to come to Phnom Penh.
June 21: Sim Sokha, 33, was found unconcious by police and taken to Kosamak
hospital. After waking, Sokha said he was poisoned and robbed of his moto while drinking
beer with his moto-taxi customer.
June 22: An unidentified man was found dead in the Tonle Sap river in front
of a petrol station in Khlaing Sang village. His wrists had been tied to a bamboo
stake and had stayed submerged for three days. Police said they could not find the
murderers and paid 60,000 riel to bury the body.
(Compiled from Koh Santipheap and Chakkraval newspapers by Chhun Phaveng, Soly Vann
Pok and Ly Chhiv Rong.)