Oct 10: Ruos Bonat, 24, and Teang Heng, 30, were arrested after the owner
of a phone company called police about people using his service without paying. Police
said the two suspects had a machine which allowed them to use other people's telephone
numbers without paying. Police said they will send the two to court.
Oct 11: Chann Kosal, 22, who twice raped a thirteen year old- girl, was
arrested by local authorities in Srah Raing village, Battambang, after three of his
friends fired rifles to frighten villagers who tried to intervene. Also arrested
were Soeurn Nak, 22, Seung Thoeurn, 25 and Ham Sombok, 28, who said they were ex-soldiers
from Military Division Three.
Oct 11: Seng Tha, 33, was arrested by police in Tuol Kork after he borrowed
his friend's Cub-50 motorbike and sold it to a gambling shop. Tha confessed he gambled
and lost $600 so he sold that moto to get some money to try and win what he had lost.
Oct 14: Yeum Vuthy, 35, was robbed of his new Viva motorbike by three civilians
while he and his wife rode along St.348. The three pointed a handgun at the couple
and drove their moto away.
Oct 15: Police in Tuol Kork arrested a night club dancer, Chann Pov, 21,
after she stabbed her de facto husband, Parng Hokry, 27, at the house they rented
in Tuol Kork. Pov said she was very angry with Hokry who kicked and slapped her to
stop her from going to dance.
Oct 16: Two sisters, Hoeurng Sarin, 23, and Hoeurng Navy, 14, suffered
broken left legs after they were both hit by a bus in front of the University of
Fine Arts near the Old Stadium. Police said the bus came from the university and
disappeared after the victims were hit.
Oct 16: Police arrested two thieves who stole a motorbike near the railway
in Phnom Penh. Bun Chamreun, 16, confessed he sold the moto to a policeman and spent
the money in a brothel in Beung Kok . Another man, Ouk Sary, 17, confessed he used
some of the money for visit his relations.
Oct 18: An ex-prisoner, Touch Sok, 64, was found dead at 8 am at his village
of Ampil on National Road One in Kandal province. Neighbors said Sok was released
three months ago after he spent six months in a prison because he could not pay a
court induced fine. Police said Sok was chopped on his ear, his front, and his neck
in what appeared to be a revenge attack.
Oct 19: Two unidentified bodies, a male and female both around 30 years
old, were found in a pond by authorities in Dang Kor village, near Pochentong airport.
Police said the bodies had string wrapped tightly around their throats, were put
in rice bags and were thrown into the water from a car at night. The two, who authorities
said might have been mainland Chinese, were cremated at Taing Kasarng pagoda.
Oct 20: At 6 am a driver of Lao nationality, Lar Pinenthavong, was seriously
injured in a traffic accident at the intersection of Monivong and Pochentong Blvds.
The man was taken to Calmette hospital. Police said an armored vehicle of the First
Prime Minister's bodyguard smashed into the victim's car because the traffic lights
were not working. The vehicle then drove away.
Oct 20: A Vietnamese man was arrested after being bashed unconscious by
a mob after he chopped a moto-taxi driver to steal his motorbike. The victim, Chun
Sanghar, 30, was chopped on the throat and was taken to Calmette hospital. His moto
was later returned by police.
Oct 21: Rath Choy, 42, was arrested for raping his wife's 11 year old daughter.
Choy confessed to raping the girl four times but she said she was raped many times
in just a few days and was told she would be killed if she said anything.
Oct 22: Four people were seriously injured when a taxi and a CMAC vehicle
collided at a railway crossing on National Route three. Police said the accident
happened when the CMAC vehicle's steering failed as it was being driven very fast.
Oct 24: A moto dealer, Siv Tor, 18, was burnt on the face after his girlfriend,
Sear Pheap, 19, threw acid at him. Pheap said she was angry with Tor because he had
relationships with other women. The victim said he did not call police to arrest
his girl friend because he wanted to express his honor for her.
Oct 25: An ice factory owner was shot and killed by two men armed with
a K59 handgun while he drove his motorbike near his house on St 566, Phnom Penh.
Police said the victim was killed over a business dispute.
- (Reported from Khmer papers Koh Santepheap, Reasmei Kampuchea and Chakroval
by Chhun Phaveng).