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Police Burn Down Mondolkiri Minority Community’s Shelters

Police in Mondolkiri province on Tuesday burned down more than 130 shelters belonging to a community of ethnic Bunong families in Keo Seima district that authorities accuse of squatting on a Vietnam­ese rubber plantation, a local official said.

April 1, 2015

Transport Ministry Calls for Crackdown on Illegal Checkpoints

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has urged local authorities to step up the elimination of illegal checkpoints in their jurisdictions amid a high-profile probe of military police who opened fire on a truck that sped through two checkpoints in Tbong Khmum province earlier this month.

March 30, 2015

Six Vietnamese Charged Over Logging; Military Collusion Alleged

The Mondolkiri Provincial Court on Friday charged six Vietnamese nationals with illegally logging in the province’s O’Reang district, where they were caught felling first-grade Sokrom trees after allegedly crossing into Cambodia with the help of a local military officer, officials said Sunday.

March 30, 2015

At Unveiling of S-21 Stupa, Ambassador Calls on Youth

At a ceremony to inaugurate a new stupa at Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum on Thursday, German Ambassador Joachim Baron von Marschall urged young Cambodians to be less reluctant to speak openly about the Khmer Rouge era, noting that it was Germany’s youth in the 1970s who “asked uncomfortable questions” about the Holocaust.

March 27, 2015

Ukrainian Politician Off Wanted List

A Ukrainian member of parliament sought by Cambodian authorities over allegations of child-rape was removed from Interpol’s most-wanted list last week because, according to Cambodia’s Interpol office, “the case involves politics in Ukraine and Russia.”

March 26, 2015

Police Official Denies Involvement in Trucker Beating

The only police officer recognized by a trucker who was allegedly beaten by police and military police along with his assistant last week in Prey Veng province denied Wednesday he was involved in the attack.

March 26, 2015

Commission Questions Five Over Trucker Shooting

A newly formed military police commission on Tuesday questioned five people in Prey Veng province over an incident on Thursday in which a group of officers opened fire on a truck after it plowed through two checkpoints in Tbong Khmum province, an official said.

March 25, 2015

Commission Set Up to Probe Military Police Beating of Truck Driver

National military police commander Sao Sokha has set up an ad hoc commission to investigate a group of officers who allegedly shot at a truck that drove through a pair of checkpoints in Thbong Khmum province on Thursday night, then beat up the driver and his assistant after stopping them.

March 24, 2015
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