ពៅ បញ្ញាពេជ្រ និងខ្មោច ហុកឡងឌី
At the age of 23, the well-known singer and actress was gunned down in Phnom Penh while entering her English school. The masked gunman, riding on the back of a motorbike, shot her once in the neck and once in the abdomen, paralysing her.
Her assailants were never found, and no suspects named. At the time, then-Municipal Police chief Touch Naroth said officials suspected it was a revenge attack.
In a concurrent diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks, then-US Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli wrote of the attack: “Rumors suggest that the entertainer was romantically linked to a high-level government official, and National Police Commissioner Hok Lundy has been named as a possible love interest.”