APRIL 22: Se Man, 55, was arrested for a murder she committed four months
ago in Pra Phnom village, Kampot province. The woman confessed to police that she
killed a son-in-law, Kim Boeun, 28, because he attempted to rape her daughter, a
younger sister of his wife. Using a stick as a weapon Se Man smashed his testicles
and later killed him, then buried his body in a dried up pond. Police are looking
for four people who were involved in the murder.
APRIL 23: A policeman, Khun Than, 24, was arrested for a rape he committed
earlier in the month in Sihanoukville. Police said Than confessed that he raped a
25-year-old Canadian woman, who is a teacher in South Korea. The woman complained
to her embassy in Phnom Penh that the man threatened her and raped her while she
walked on the beach at midnight.
APRIL 24: Ly Mar, 37, was found hanged at her house in Trea village, Meachey
district, Phnom Penh. Police said the woman committed suicide with a nylon line.
She left a written message that said: "I'm a stupid woman, if I'm alive, no
meaning, so dying is better. I die because of my stupidity. I wish to apologise to
everybody, goodbye forever."
APRIL 24: A security guard arrested a Singapore woman for using counterfeit
money at Psar Kandal in Phnom Penh and later handed her to the foreign police office.
Jackie Wen, 40, who entered Cambodia three months ago, told police she got the money
from a currency exchange shop at Pochentong Airport. Police confiscated $130 and
APRIL 25: An 8-year-old girl was found dead in the early morning at a field
in Stung Trang village, Pailin. Police said the girl was raped then strangled while
walking to a neighbor's house where she watched television every night. Police suspected
Tes Yoeun, 44, and arrested him for questioning because a witness saw him walking
behind the girl the previous night.
APRIL 25: Muot Min, 63, was axed and severely injured in Anlong Vean village,
Kratie province. Police said Min was attacked by his neighbor, Chhurn Smounh, 32,
who was later arrested. Min told police Smounh borrowed his ax and chopped him three
times while guarding his dry-season rice field. Smounh said he was taking revenge
on Min for seizing his cow for eating his rice.
APRIL 26: Saing Leang, 36, died in a lightning strike during a heavy storm
at 4:20 pm in Kanhcheu Bachdach village, Pursat province. Police said Leang, who
was married with four children, was struck and died instantly while climbing a palm
tree to cut its leaves for a neighbor. A neighbor said Leang had not respected the
promise he made to his wife after he asked her for donation at a Buddhist festival.
Leang swore: "If I don't go to the festival I wish a lightning to kill me."
The neighbour said Leang was in fact saving money to marry another woman, with the
wedding scheduled for May 1.
APRIL 26: A crowd killed a suspected robber trying to escape at 6:20 am in
Tuol Tompoung 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Chak Khne, 25, was stopped and killed instantly
after he and two accomplices robbed a motodop driver. Soeun Chomroeun, 24, was arrested
and beaten nearly to death before being handed to police. The other accomplice escaped
on the stolen motorbike.
APRIL 27: Phauk Phany, 48, a deputy chief of finance department at the Ministry
of Interior, was sent to Calmette Hospital for surgery after being shot in front
of his house in Boeng Keng Kang 3 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Phany was shot
in the underarm with a K-59 handgun after trying to resist two robbers who escaped
on a stolen motorbike belonging to his daughter.
APRIL 27: Police arrested Kim Sideth, 18, after committing a robbery at 11:30
am at Dopbei Makara market in Battambang province. Police said Sideth and his three
accomplices robbed a gold vendor of five damleung of her jewelry. Sideth told police
one of his accomplices, Tum Sokhom, 25, was a son of Nam Tum, who is the governor
of Kampong Thom.
APRIL 28: A suspected robber was shot dead and two others escaped at 4:58
am in Trapaing Lavea village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police
said the suspects fired at them and tried to run away on a motorbike after they were
ordered to stop for inspection of illegal weapons. Police confiscated a K-59 handgun,
and a motorbike belonging to the suspects.
APRIL 28: Meas Sambo, 23, was shot dead at 8:45 pm in Kauk Khneang village,
Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. A witness told police Sambo was stopped and killed
with a K-54 handgun after being tortured by one of two soldiers identified as Mas,
who escaped to their Engineering Military Unit. They became angry because Sambo threw
rocks at a construction site located in the military unit.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun