MAY 24: Im Bunnara, 21, was shot dead at around 10 pm while talking with
friends near his house in Boeung Salang precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was
shot in the chest with a K-54 handgun and died next to his door after trying to escape.
The gunman was identified as Touch Vandy, 25, who escaped. Vandy's two brothers were
taken in for questioning.
MAY 24: Long Ork, 28, was knifed and seriously injured during a family
quarrel at 2:10 pm in Chrey Tbaung village, Saut Nikum district, Siem Reap. Police
said the victim was chopped once in the head and twice on her arms by her husband,
Chhut Choeung, 30, who was drunk. Choeung was later arrested while trying to run
MAY 25: Men Nasy, 18, was shot dead at 10:30 pm while riding a motorbike
with his friend on St 292 in Boeung Keng Kang 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said
Nasy was shot several times with a K-59 handgun by one of three people who escaped
on a motorbike. Police suspect revenge as Nasy had recently argued with them about
MAY 25: Suon Med, 23, died in Calmette Hospital after a suicide attempt
at 9:15 am in Prek Samrong village, Takhmau district, Kandal province. Police said
he shot himself several times in the throat with an AK-47 after his advances were
rejected by a prospective girlfriend.
MAY 25: A 3-year-old girl was sent to the National Children's Hospital
for treatment after being raped at 9 pm at a vegetable market in Svay Prey 1 commune,
Chamkarmorn district, Phnom Penh. Police said the girl was raped while sleeping next
to her parents' shop. Doung Ravan, 18, was later arrested.
MAY 25: Chhea Srai, 33, was sent to the provincial hospital for operation
after being shot and severely wounded while he and a friend were digging for artefacts
at Angkor Thom, Siem Reap province. Police said Srai was shot in the groin after
trying to evade arrest by security guards. His accomplice, Phi, 35, escaped.
MAY 26: A 15-year-old girl, Dep Phalla, was found dead at 5 pm at a watermelon
farm in Svay Khlauk village, Stung Sen district, Kampong Thom. Police said she was
chopped several times on the head and shoulder, and her left ear was severed while
guarding the field about two kilometers from her home. The reason for the killing
is not known.
MAY 26: Thin, 36, was knifed to death during a quarrel at 7 pm in Chamkar
Chek village, Mongkol-borei district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said he was stabbed
nine times by his neighbor, Khloeu Hour, 37. Thin had demanded Hour return the 10,000
riel he advanced him for building work which was not completed.
MAY 26: A 48-year-old woman, Pang Hoeung, was knifed to death at 7 pm outside
her house in Sralaung Tipi village, Prey Veng province. Police said she was chopped
once on the head by her son, Ky Koeun, 23, who is mentally disabled. Koeun was arrested
and sent to the provincial prison.
MAY 27: Seng Sok, 37, a soldier from D-211 in Malai district, was arrested
after he was accused of raping a five-year-old girl the previous week in Kday Chas
village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said a man filed a complaint at the provincial
court that his young daughter was given 400 riel then raped while leaving a cinema.
MAY 28: The body of Nuon Thal, 41, was found in the river at 10 am in Sammaki
village, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said Thal, who was from Ti Buon
village, Kampong Cham province, was murdered elsewhere and his body dumped in the
river. He had been struck on the head with an ax.
MAY 28: A suspected robber, Krop Hoeung, 19, was arrested in Svay Prey
1 precinct, Phnom Penh, after police found a plastic handgun in his pocket. Police
said Hoeung, a moto-taxi driver from Anlong San village, Kandal province, was accused
of attempting to rob a passenger. Hoeung told police that he wanted the money so
he could get engaged to his girlfriend.
MAY 28: Sun Chomroeun, 27, was found hanging at 9 pm at his house in Tuol
Taek village, Battambang province. Police said Chomroeun hanged himself after a mental
crisis brought on by abuse of yaba, a narcotic.
MAY 29: Dam, 33, a second-hand clothes vendor, was shot and wounded at
7:30 pm in Kous Sbieng village, O'Chroeu district, Banteay Meanchey. District police
inspector Soam Sophin said the victim was shot in the leg with an AK-47 by Thai border
soldiers while he and ten other vendors were crossing the border. Dam was sent for
treatment at Aran district in Thailand.
MAY 29: Un Sokhom, 20, and her sister, Un Thida, 13, were found dead in
a rice field in Ampil Khang Lach village, Prey Kabas district, Takeo. Police said
both were raped, then killed with a hoe while hunting for frogs in the field. Kurn
Son, 24, was arrested.
MAY 29: Sun Poeu, 43, and Nuon Than, 37, were sent to the provincial hospital
for treatment after being knifed at night in Tbong Wat village, Kamchai Meas district,
Prey Veng. Police said Than, a frog hunter, was chopped ten times while walking to
a rice field with his wife. She was chopped several times in the head, and four fingers
of her right hand were cut off. The attackers were identified as Ny Srey, 60, and
his wife, Arth, 45.
MAY 30: Tith Nora, 19, a Muslim, was knifed to death in a midnight revenge
attack while buying petrol for his motorbike in front of Phnom Pros Hotel in Kampong
Cham province. Police said he was chopped several times in the head, neck and shoulder
by gangsters who escaped on two motorbikes. One of them, Rong Rithy was later arrested.
MAY 30: A 4-year-old boy, Kim Khim, died on the way to hospital in Phnom
Penh after choking at 6:10 pm in Tuol Serey village, Ang Snuol district, Kandal.
Police said the boy died while eating a fertilized duck egg.
MAY 30: Siek Samady, 22, a student at Preah Yukunthor Secondary School,
was sent to Calmette Hospital after being shot while talking with friends outside
class at 8:30 am in Boeung Keng Kang 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was shot
in the chest and arm by Ros Ousa, 18, who escaped on a motorbike.
MAY 30: Un Bunthol, 20, was axed and severely injured during a family quarrel
at midnight in Prek Tanou village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said she
was struck on the back by her husband, Chhem Sina, 21. Sina was later arrested while
trying to escape.
JUNE 1: Un Tharat, 29, was sent to the Russian Hospital after being severely
injured at 6:30 pm on St 430 in Tomnop Teuk village, Phnom Penh. Police said Tharat,
who came from Prek Sandek village, Prey Veng province, was arrested and beaten nearly
to death after being accused of stealing a motorbike.
ñ Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun