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Monday, March 05, 2007

Augusta Has No Real Crime Problem

Before Corey sent me this, I was mad about my car window getting busted out. Not so much anymore.

FEBRUARY 10: Hat Saroeun, 49, died instantly when a hand grenade exploded at 10pm in Anlong Svay village, Banteay Meanchey province. His wife, Lang Sim, 44, told police Saroeun committed suicide when she refused to have sex with him after he returned home after leaving her a month earlier.

FEBRUARY 11: Police are looking for Keo Tech, 32, who they said escaped after killing Long Vanna, 47, while he was sleeping in a hammock at 2:15pm beneath his house in Ang Romdoul village, Kampot province. A neighbor told police Tech drove a bicycle to Vanna's house and chopped him several times in the head with an ax then escaped. The neighbor said the pair had argued at midday while they were eating food and drinking wine.

FEBRUARY 12: Soeung Kanthida, 16, a student, was taken to a clinic and later transferred to Calmette Hospital, where she died from head injuries, after jumping from the fourth floor of Pannasastra university where she studied in Chatomuk commune, Phnom Penh. A student said Kanthida was sad after her boyfriend gave a flower to another woman during on Valentine's day.

FEBRUARY 13: Chak Bin, 21, was shot and severely wounded during an attempted robbery while carrying his friend on a motorbike at 5:30am in Toul Svay Prey 1 commune, Phnom Penh. Lim Bunhout, 19, told police three civilian gunmen on a motorbike blocked their path and hit him on the head with the butt of a handgun then shot Bin in the waist as he tried to ride away. Bunhout said Bin drove himself to Calmette Hospital for surgery.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun Pheap.


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