May 10: Hak Phat, 37, was arrested for a murder he is accused of
committing four years ago in Sihanoukville. Police said the criminal, who is a
former traffic police offical in Sihanoukville, escaped to Kampong Speu after he
killed a soldier in a coffee shop quarrel.
May 11: Cheat Kosal, 24, was beaten, stabbed and seriously injured at
7:00 pm by robbers who took his motorbike. He was driving from a computer school
to his house in Sam Rong Tong village, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was
stabbed once in his eye and suffered massive head injuries.
May 11: Four Vietnamese and one Cambodian were arrested by policemen
after they committed a robbery in Svay Pak commune, Russeikeo district. The
offenders are Nguyen Haing Chea, Nguyen Yeap Ny, Van Hou, Nguyen Yang Ouk, and
May 12: Him Math was arrested for a murder he is accused of committing
three years ago in Chraing Chamras commune, Russeikeo district. Police said the
criminal escaped to Loung Khung village, Rattanakiri after he killed five local
officials and seriously wounded six others when he lost a trial.
May 12: Uy Eng, 27,and Sok Chamroeun, 20, were shot dead at midnight
by their friend in a jealous quarrel while drinking wine at a guest house in
Tonle Basac precinct, Chamkarmon district. Police said the criminal named Rith
escaped with his girlfriend.
May 13: Three offenders were arrested by policemen and accused of
robbery in Toul Svay Prey 1, Chamkarmon district. They are Kao Sivutha, Bun Sna,
and Iem Chanthan. Police said the capture came after Ly Phalla sent a complaint
to the policeman saying that these offenders attempted to rob his motorbike.
May 13: Song Chhai, 32, a massage shop owner, was stabbed to death at
midnight by his friends while sleeping at his house in Phasa Thmei 3 precinct,
Daun Penh district. Police said that two criminals escaped safely with a diamond
ring, a gold ring, and the victim's necklace after the killing.
May 14: Kok Hau, a businessman, was shot and seriously wounded with an
AK 47 with a silencer by offenders who robbed his house at 3:30 am in Teuk Laak
1 commune, Toul Kak district. Police said the victim was shot twice in the right
eye and his temple. The robbers escaped with three diamond watches, three
diamond rings, and a diamond necklace valued at more than $50,000.
May 14: Four offenders were arrested by Phnom Penh criminal police,
and accused of robbery. Police said the capture came after a tip-off that the
offenders were planning to rob a telephone Shop in Boeung Pralit commune, and
another Shop (Rado Watch) near Phsar Thmei market.
May 15: Prum Chantha, 31, was shot dead with a K-54 handgun at
midnight by her husband, Sok Kunthea, 33, when she was going to bed after coming
back from dancing in a Karaoke shop in Borei Keilla precinct, 7 January
district. Police said the victim was shot three times in her body in what
appeared to be a fit of jealousy. They had been married for one year.
May 16: A fisherman, Vuth, 25, was stabbed to death at 11:00 pm by an
unidentified man while sleeping on a boat in Tom Nop Ralak precinct,
Sihanouk-ville. The motivation for the killing is not known. However, police
said they suspected a man who had a dispute with the victim while drinking
coffee before the incident.
May 17: Business executives at the Thai Commercial Beer Company were
robbed by six offenders while they were drinking beer in their office in Veal
Vong precinct, 7 January district. Li Chaloeung Sothy, Executive Director, said
these robbers escaped with three diamond rings, three watches valued at $3,200
and two computers worth $3,400.
May 18: Two suspected unidentified robbers were shot dead at 3:00am by
policemen in a shootout in Teuk Laak 2 precinct, Toul Kok district. Police said
the victims were trying to escape. Police seized one AK-47, one grenade and a
motorbike after the incident.
May 18: A student, Som Vibol, 20, was chopped and seriously injured by
his friend, Eam Sam Arth in a football quarrel in Prek Russei village, Kandal.
The victim, who was chopped three times on his head, was immediately sent to
hospital in Ta Khmau town after the incident. The offender escaped.
May 19: Two people died immediately in a motorbike accident when they
hit an oncoming truck on National Route 5 in Lou village precinct, Russeikeo
district. According to police, the victims were Larch Sophat, 20, and Tith
Sihor, 19. The driver escaped safely after the incident.
May 20: The body of an unidentified man was found floating in Tonle
Basac commune, Chamkarmon district. Police said the victim was killed around
four to five days ago by a single shot to his groin. The motivation for the
killing is not known.
May 20: Abbot Khlaut Touch, 86, was strangled at midnight by robbers
while sleeping in Svay Romeat pagoda, Kandal. The robbers escaped with a golden
belt valued at four damleung, 32 sculptures made of gold, $300 and 1,400,000
Riels. Police arrested three robbers one day after the incident. Two others, Mao
Pen and King Kunthea are still on the run.
May 21: A priest, Phan Phally, 31, was stabbed to death in a personal
quarrel with a medical student, Kan Vong, 30, who had been living for the last
five years at Laing Ka pagoda in Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh. The criminal,
from Angkor Chey district, Kampot, escaped safely after the incident.
May 22: Khem Van Chan, 27, a motor taxi driver, was sent to Calmette
hospital immediately after he suddenly lost consciousness at 10:20 pm in front
of the Ministry of Tourism. Doctors said the victim had been drugged with
sleeping pills by offenders who took his motorbike.
Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea
by Aun Pheap