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Fugitive Ex-Governor Turns Himself In to Police

Chhouk Bundith, the former Bavet City governor who shot three factory workers in 2012, turned himself in to police in Phnom Penh on Saturday morning after more than two years on the run and has begun serving his 18-month prison sentence, officials said.

August 10, 2015

Bundith Arrested in Phnom Penh After Turning Himself In

Chhouk Bundith, the former governor of Svay Rieng province’s Bavet City who shot three garment workers in 2012, turned himself in to police in Phnom Penh on Saturday morning after more than two years on the run, according to National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith.

August 8, 2015

Pedophile Molodyakov Guilty in Russia

Russian serial pedophile Stanislav Molodyakov—who preyed on Cambodian street children for years before he was deported to his home country in 2012—has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for raping dozens of schoolgirls, according to Russian media.

August 4, 2015

Polonsky’s Island Placed Under Navy’s Control

The Cambodian navy on Monday formally took control of Koh Damlong, a remote island that was slated to become the crown jewel of Sergei Polonsky’s offshore tourism project before the Russian developer was deported to Moscow to stand trial on serious fraud charges, officials said Tuesday.

June 3, 2015

Bond Star Says Cambodia Trip Inspired Mine Work

The U.N. on Tuesday appointed James Bond actor Daniel Craig as the organization’s first Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards at a ceremony in Geneva, where the 47-year-old said he became involved in mine-awareness work after filming in an area of Cambodia that had not been cleared of unexploded ordnance.

April 16, 2015

Doroshenko Jailed on Fraud Charges in S’ville

Russian businessman Nikolai Doroshenko was imprisoned Wednesday evening after being arrested in Sihanoukville for failing to appear in court to be questioned over fraud charges related to a dispute with his rival, fugitive developer Sergei Polonsky.

March 26, 2015

Ukrainian Politician Sought for Rape in Cambodia

A Ukrainian member of parliament and former television executive is being sought by Cambodian authorities for allegedly raping a minor in Phnom Penh in 2011 and has been placed on Interpol’s list of most-wanted criminals.

March 24, 2015

Russia Eyes Polonsky With Extradition Treaty

Russia and Cambodia are in the final stages of drafting an extradition treaty that would clear the way for Moscow to have fugitive developer Sergei Polonsky sent home to face multimillion-dollar embezzlement charges, Russian media reported Wednesday.

March 5, 2015

Campaign Aims to Boost Adult Literacy

Unesco and the Ministry of Education on Monday launched a two-month joint campaign to raise the adult literacy rate to 84.4 percent by the end of the year by airing television and radio spots to encourage enrollment in after-school literacy classes.

March 3, 2015

Russian Businessman Doroshenko Not in Hiding, Son Says

The son of Russian businessman Nikolai Doroshenko on Tuesday denied that his father was in hiding to avoid charges related to a dispute with his archrival, fugitive oligarch Sergei Polonsky, over four islands off the coast of Sihanoukville.

January 21, 2015
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