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Kompong Chhnang province authorities Sunday ordered a 43-year-old woman claiming to be possessed by the spirit of a goddess to leave a pagoda in Boribor district where she has been collecting money from people who have come to see a platinum ring she supposedly gave birth to.

October 20, 2014

Journalists attempting to photograph a pickup truck transporting luxury wood said they were chased by the drivers and four other men wielding clubs before police intervened, but the police chief denied the reporters’ claims and accused them of extortion.

October 16, 2014

A tourist wanted by Cambodian authorities for breaking a statue of the Buddha inside Bayon temple at the Angkor Archaeological Park last week has admitted to the crime, telling New Zealand media that she destroyed the effigy because it “didn’t belong” in the temple complex.

October 15, 2014

Representatives of an ethnic Tompoun community in Ratanakkiri province filed two separate complaints with local authorities last week accusing a group of five environment department officials of extortion after the officials allegedly caught the minority villagers trapping illegally in a wildlife sanctuary and asked for money.

October 14, 2014

The Apsara Authority and local police say they are searching for a tourist from New Zealand accused of breaking a statue of the Buddha inside Bayon temple at Angkor Archaeological Park.

October 13, 2014

Police in Oddar Meanchey province on Wednesday broke up a meeting at a private home between NGO workers and families evicted by a local plantation, claiming the NGO needed permission from the provincial government to interview the evictees.

October 10, 2014

The Siem Reap Provincial Court on Monday charged three anti-economic crime police with the misappropriation of public funds for allegedly extorting money from illegal fishermen on the Tonle Sap river in Chi Kreng district, court officials said Wednesday.

October 9, 2014

The seizure of 89 pieces of luxury-grade timber stockpiled just outside the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces headquarters in Kratie province’s Chhlong district late Saturday night came only after authorities were tipped off by local residents, who claim the base on the Chhlong River had become a regular transit point for illegal timber, a local official said Wednesday.

October 9, 2014

Authorities in Kratie province on Saturday night discovered nearly 90 pieces of luxury-grade wood stockpiled just outside the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces headquarters in Chhlong district, where they believe the timber was being staged for transport to Tbong Khmum province to the south, officials said Tuesday.

October 8, 2014

More than 1,500 protesters from across the country marked U.N. World Habitat Day in Phnom Penh on Monday, marching to demand that the government stop land and housing evictions and properly compensate those who have already been evicted.

October 7, 2014
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