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South Korean police on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of murdering his pregnant Cambodian wife in order to collect about $8.5 million from 26 life-insurance policies he had taken out on her, according to a report in the Korea JoongAng Daily.

November 27, 2014

When China’s first “Cultural Mansion” on foreign soil opened last week in Phnom Penh, Chinese state media heralded it as a vital tool to help bring Cambodian and Chinese citizens together. But sitting just off a dusty thoroughfare in Tuol Kok district, the “mansion” is housed in a nondescript eight-story building that looks more like a run-down hotel than a shining symbol of Chinese culture.

November 27, 2014

National Election Committee Secretary-General Tep Nytha said Wednesday that imprisoned CNRP official Meach Sovannara could be named as one of the opposition’s 55 lawmakers even though he stands charged with insurrection.

November 27, 2014

The head of the Anti-Corruption Unit said Wednesday that he would send officials to Singapore today for the “final stage” of an investigation into corruption within the Health Ministry, first revealed in a probe made public in November last year by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

November 27, 2014

The Apsara Authority, which manages the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap City, on Wednesday rejected claims made by popular opposition radio host Mam Sonando last week that the temple complex has been “rented out” to a Vietnamese company.

November 27, 2014

In a late-afternoon raid on an apartment in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district Wednesday, anti-drug police arrested a man and a woman with more than a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine in their possession, a police official said.

November 27, 2014

The 20-year-old daughter of a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RFAC) major, who police identified as the driver of an SUV that hit and killed an Irish national in September, has again failed to heed a summons to appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, the investigating judge said Wednesday.

November 27, 2014

As the deadline set by City Hall for residents of a village in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district to vacate the area draws near, about 100 of them delivered a petition to the National Assembly on Wednesday in a last ditch effort to convince lawmakers to intervene on their behalf.

November 27, 2014

A market fire in Prey Veng province’s Kompong Trabek district destroyed more than 200 stalls early Wednesday morning, spreading to more than 20 adjacent houses and causing almost $3 million in damage, officials said.

November 27, 2014

Military police raided a rental house in Takeo province’s Donkeo City on Tuesday afternoon and arrested 13 men as they drank coffee and played the lottery for their suspected involvement in the sale and purchase of illegal lottery tickets, officials said Wednesday.

November 27, 2014
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