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Suspect Pursued in Murder of Ministry Official

Police in Pursat province said they were searching for an identified suspect after the bloated, bloodied corpse of a Land Management Ministry official was discovered on Wednesday.

Voters’ Allegiances Swayed by Fears of Drug Crisis

Villagers of Akrei Khsat commune in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district say drug crime in the area has almost reached crisis point.

Nearly 2,000 Rockets Found in Kandal Underground Bunker

Nearly 2,000 decomposing rocket-propelled grenades were cleared from an underground bunker in Kandal province after the property’s owner was alerted to the weapons cache by long-time villagers and hired an excavator to dig it up, police said on Tuesday.

Man Charged With Fraud in Ponzi Scheme Case

A 41-year-old man was charged with fraud on Friday for his alleged involvement in Empire Big Capital (EBC), a defunct Hong Kong firm that authorities and victims allege was a Ponzi scheme, a court spokesman said.

Human Trafficking Police Not Investigating Alleged Surrogacy Firm

A Phnom Penh fertility clinic implicated during Cambodia’s first commercial surrogacy trial since the practice was banned in October is not being investigated, a police official said on Sunday.

New Bridge Set for Chroy Changvar Renovation

Construction of a temporary bridge aimed at easing traffic congestion while Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar bridge undergoes renovations will begin next month, City Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey said on Sunday.

Winging It

For the past few months, Mr. Long, who owns a car repair shop on the side of the road about 100 km southeast of Phnom Penh, has been building, flying, and crashing his homemade airplane.

Alleged Poachers Charged With Killing Endangered Monkeys

Two farmers caught with dead monkeys in Mondolkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary have been charged with poaching endangered wildlife.

Methadone Users Arrested Near Clinic, NGO Says

Outside the gates of Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, where the nation’s only licensed methadone provider is located, authorities rounded up drug users into a caged truck, a video from the scene on Monday shows.

Wild Elephants Kill Villager in Mondolkiri Protected Area

A farmer foraging for mushrooms was killed by wild elephants in a protected area of Mondolkiri province, officials said yesterday, an act conservationists said was rare but could become more frequent as people and the animals share an increasing amount of space.

Trash Piles Will Get Picked Up, Eventually

Phnom Penh’s sole garbage hauler says it will need another week to collect thousands of tons of fetid garbage that piled up over the weekend when workers left the capital to vote in Sunday’s commune elections.

Man Asleep on Tracks in Kampot Killed by Train

A man who had repeatedly fallen asleep on railway tracks after drinking was struck and killed by a cargo train in Kampot province on Sunday, an official said on Monday.

After Limited Time, ‘Shadow’ Monitors Offer Broad Approval

Two groups of “shadow” election observers that rubber-stamped the 2013 general election amid widespread complaints of fraud lauded Sunday’s commune elections as “fair” and “safe” after visiting a handful of Phnom Penh polling stations each—and hours before unofficial vote counts began appearing online.

Voter Voices: Oum Soktry, 25

“I’m from Banteay Meanchey province, but I have lived in Phnom Penh for 20 years. I look after my aunt’s house in Phnom Penh. My father is not alive anymore. I support my mother [financially]. I don’t know who I will vote for yet. It depends on who my family will vote for..."

Voter Voices: Phal Kanitha, 30

Voter Voices: Phal Kanitha, 30, Procurement officer; from Kraing Yov commune in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district.

Ministries Announce New Investigation Into Ponzi Scheme

The interior, justice and finance ministries on Tuesday announced that they had opened an investigation into an alleged Ponzi scheme that potentially affected as many as 50,000 people.

Voter Voices: Sam Srey Nich, 19

“I live in [Phnom Penh’s] Sen Sok district with my brother. I’ve been here for one year. My parents are rice farmers. They have about 3 to 4 hectares in Oudong.

Suspected Over Forestry Shooting, Soldier Charged Over Illegal Gun

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldier was charged on Monday for unauthorized holding or transporting of a weapon and is a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Forestry Administration officer in Kompong Chhnang province last week, a court official

Voter Voices: Seng Bunthoeun, 22

Seng Bunthoeun, 22, a garment factory worker who comes from Prek Khsay Khor commune in Prey Veng province’s Peamro district.

Forestry Shooting Suspect Held Over Weapon

Four of five suspects detained following the fatal shooting of a Forestry Administration officer in Kompong Chhnang province last week will be released pending a decision by the provincial court prosecutor, an official said on Sunday.

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