A guard at the Kandal Provincial Prison who allegedly colluded with an inmate in an attempt to extort $50,000 from the CEO of the Singapore-based development firm HLH Group was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Sunday, officials said.

September 22, 2014

Authorities in Battambang province on Sunday charged two Thai nationals who were arrested on Friday with more than $7 million in suspected counterfeit U.S. notes, but released a Thai military commander apprehended with them, claiming he had nothing to do with the alleged crime.

September 22, 2014

Police in Siem Reap City raided the room of an unruly monk on Thursday night and made six arrests after finding him and another monk drinking with two pagoda boys and two women amid evidence of drug use and sexual activity, officials said.

September 22, 2014
Swimmer Hem Thon, standing fourth from right, with instructors and national team swimmers after swimming across the Tonle Sap river in front of the Royal Palace to Chroy Changva in 1964. (Hem Thon)

As the 17th Asian Games get underway in Incheon, South Korea, Cambodian athletes past and present look to history to shape the future of sports in their country.

September 22, 2014

A border police officer in Koh Kong province’s Mondol Seima district was arrested Saturday after allegedly killing a man with a rock during a drunken row, local officials said on Sunday.

September 22, 2014

About 1,000 workers protested outside the Chinese-owned Komchay Mear Trading factory in Prey Veng province on Saturday morning after managers refused to give them a government-mandated salary advance for the Pchum Ben holiday, officials and unionists said on Sunday.

September 22, 2014

Local authorities in Oddar Meanchey province on Saturday confiscated more than 220 pieces of illegally logged wood found inside and nearby a warehouse owned by a local military officer, but have decided not to arrest or prosecute him.

September 22, 2014

In the first test of new, wide-reaching rules that give National Assembly President Heng Samrin the power to decide who is allowed to enter the assembly grounds, a prominent government critic was allowed to meet with the parliamentary Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday.

September 20, 2014

Police in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district on Sunday found the body of a man who drowned Saturday when a canoe he was paddling with friends on the Bassac River capsized, while a second man who disappeared under water during the accident is presumed dead.

Police in Svay Rieng City say they are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man who was fatally stabbed on Friday night.

Police arrested a man in Mondulkiri province on Saturday evening for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl, but released him after the child’s parents decided not to file a complaint.

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From left, actors Ma Rynet, Chea Samnang and Duch Lida with cameraman Meoun Vanna on the set of the television series ‘Neary Chhlat,’ or ‘Smart Girls’ (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

The premise may sounds familiar: Three women private detectives shadow suspicious characters, use cutting-edge spy equipment to gather evidence, can unlock any door in seconds, and of course are attractive.


Han Visot thought the overhead lights in his hospital room were X-ray machines. He was sure the FBI was monitoring his movements and had bugged the room, which he called “the container.” He used a chair to barricade the door.


A 68-year-old woman faced down dozens of military and district police ordered to protect villagers attempting to demarcate her land on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district after they sold it to a cousin of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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