APRIL 20: Srun Lon, 66, was freed after being kidnapped a day earlier
with his son-in-law, Mey Sam An, 42, in Krasaing Chey village, Kampong Thom
province. Lon said two kidnappers brought him and his son-in-law into a nearby
jungle and demanded $5,000 ransom. Lon said the kidnappers released Sam An after
he gave them 20 million riels in cash.
APRIL 20: Phal An, 31, a
recycling vendor, was found dead at 10am in Boeng Prey village, Battambang
province. Police said An was murdered while driving his motorbike. Police
suspected robbery was the motivatation because his bike had been
APRIL 20: Eadh Seav, 42, was found dead in the early
morning in front of his house in Svay Reang village, Kampong Thom province.
Police said Seav was murdered with a heavy knife the previous night. Police
suspected revenge was the motivation for the killing because villagers had been
unhappy with Seav and had accused him of sorcery.
APRIL 21: Chea
Phy, 46, was sent to Calmette Hospital for an operation after being wounded
during a robbery at 7:20pm in Tuol Kork village, Phnom Penh. Eyewitnesses said
three robbers on a motorbike stopped Phy and shot him once in the neck with a
homemade handgun, then stole his motorbike as he was driving home from
APRIL 21: Ngok Sokhy, 26, was shot in his sleep and later
died at a district hospital in a revenge in Trapaing Neang village, Kampong Cham
province. Eyewitness told police two unknown men entered Sokhy's house and shot
him once with an AK-47, then escaped.
APRIL 22: Buot Teuk, 48, a
land dealer, was found dead in the early morning in Boeng village, Siem Reap
province. Police said Teuk was shot once in the waist while driving home the
previous night. Police suspected revenge was the motivation of the killing
because his motorbike and his expensive mobile phone were found
APRIL 22: Ly Sosith, 25, was shot and wounded during a
nighttime argument in Psar Thmey 2 commune, Phnom Penh. The gunman was not
identified but a bystander said he had been working as a security guard at a
football gambling outlet. Sosith was shot in the leg with a K-54 handgun and
later taken by police to Calmette Hospital.
APRIL 23: Police
arrested three people accused of murder in Roka Khnol village, Kampong Cham
province. Police said the three suspects, Chheang Sithy, 21, Oeun Ranet, 17, and
Oun Chanroeun, 19, confessed they killed Yin Heang, 62, during a robbery. Heang
was murdered with a bamboo stick while riding home on a bicycle.
23: Three gunmen escaped empty-handed on their motorbike after attempting to
rob An Sotheara, 23, in Psar Kandal commune, Phnom Penh. Witness said the
robbers blocked Sotheara's path and knocked him on the mouth with the butt of a
K-59 handgun, then shot him in the left eye as he shouted "stop thief." Sotheara
was sent to a clinic for medical treatment.
APRIL 23: Four
suspected robbers were shot dead after preparing to commit robbery at 9pm in
Russey Sang village, Prey Veng province. Police said the four exchanged gunfire
and tried to escape on a motorbike after they were ordered to stop for
inspection. Police confiscated two AK-47s and 43 bullets, three flashlights and
a plastic bag of poisonous hotdogs.
APRIL 24: Mar Thong, 33, a
policeman, was shot and wounded as he tried to stop a gunmen who had committed a
robbery at 8:30pm in Chamroeun Phal village, Phnom Penh. Police said the gunmen
shot Thong in the chest when Thong tried to stop the robbers from escaping on a
stolen motorbike, which belonged to Thach Navy, 24. Thong is now at Russian
APRIL 26: Hum Rasmeioudom, 26, and his girlfriend Srun
Phalleap, 23, committed suicide at 6:30am in Ampil Krom village, Kampong Cham
province. Police said Rasmeioudom shot himself with a handgun after wounding
Phalleap, who died later at a hospital. The pair wanted to marry but the girl's
parents refused because she had not graduated high school yet.
27: Ngin Piseth, 26, was robbed of his motorbike at 10:30pm while driving
his girlfriend on Monivong Boulevard in Sras Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Piseth
told police two robbers aimed a handgun at him and knocked him on the head with
the butt of the gun then escaped on his bike.
APRIL 27: Sor Maun,
23, a construction worker, was found hanging from a mango tree at 9am in Toul
Char village, Pursat province. Police said Maun probably hanged himself with a
krama. He recently argued with his mother-in-law after he sold a bicycle for
money to drink wine.
APRIL: 28: Ban Phal, 56, was found in Ampil
Leu village, Kampong Cham province. He had been missing for five days. Police
suspected murder because of severe injuries to Phal's head. Police said Phal was
probably killed with a stick while driving a motorbike to a nearby forest where
he was going to cut grass for his cows.
APRIL 28: A farmer found
the body of Chhoam Bouthang, 20, hanging from a tree at 10:30pm in Prey Chek
village, Battambang province. Police said Bouthang hanged himself with his
trousers after his father scolded him for truancy.
Chhoeung Lim, 48, was arrested after injuring his wife, Sao Sum, 49, during a
family argument in Dom Dek village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Lim
chopped Sum once in the head with an ax while was drunk. Sum was taken to a
provincial hospital for medical treatment.
APRIL 30: The body of
Tep Vanream, 42, was found in a closed bag at 4:40am in a park in downtown
Takmau district, Kandal province. Police said Vanream was murdered elsewhere
with an ax and her body dumped there the previous night. Vanream's husband, Oeun
An, said his wife received a telephone call from a debtor who promised to pay
back. An said his wife's jewelry, motorbike and $10,000 in cash were
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei
Kampuchea by Aun Pheap