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City Hall Wants to Move Auto Shops to Outskirts

Auto repair shops storing and selling vehicle parts as well as car dealerships in central Phnom Penh may have to relocate to the outskirts of the city if a plan designed to ease traffic congestion and beautify the area floated by City Hall goes ahead.

Alleged Cons Lied About Jobs in Japan

Four Phnom Penh women who allegedly conned dozens of fellow Cambodians out of money with empty promises of employment in Japan were arrested during a raid on Friday afternoon, according to a posting to the National Police website.

Man Killed Making Music Video During Storm

A videographer shooting a karaoke musical video in a storm was struck by lightning and killed, falling unconscious into a pond in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district, a police official said on Thursday.

Authorities, Taxi Drivers Cut Deal On Vietnam Border Rides

After nearly 50 Cambodian taxi drivers blocked a border checkpoint in Kandal province on Tuesday to protest their Vietnamese counterparts’ methods of picking up passengers, authorities cut a deal to even out the competition, police said.

Trio Claiming to Be NGO Workers Extorted Locals, Officials Say

Three men claiming to work for an environmental NGO were arrested by police in Pursat province on Monday for allegedly extorting money from locals by threatening to report them for illegal logging.

Russians Arrested After 2 Kg Marijuana Seizure

Police arrested two Russian nationals in Sihanoukville before they could transport more than 2 kg of marijuana to Vietnam by bus, authorities said on Tuesday.

Suspect on the Run After Murder of Dance Rival

Police were searching on Thursday for a man who allegedly stabbed a fellow wedding guest to death on Wednesday night after a scuffle broke out on the dance floor in Kompong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district, an official said.

New Instruments, but Old Venue Woes for Blind Musicians

The Social Affairs Ministry has purchased $150,000 worth of musical instruments and sound equipment for Phnom Penh’s blind musicians in a bid to persuade them to perform in designated spaces, though many worry that restricted venues will limit their income.

Girl Abducted From Home; Conflicting Reports on Suspect

A 4-year-old girl was abducted outside her home in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Tuesday morning, leading to a $500 reward for her safe return and conflicting reports from police officials and an NGO about the alleged kidnapper.

Suspected Murderer Killed by Mob in Revenge Attack in Kandal

In the latest instance of mob retribution, a group of up to 40 villagers in Kandal province fatally beat a man who had allegedly hacked the father of his girlfriend to death with a sword after the father refused to let them marry, a police official said on Tuesday.

After One Year, 12 of 100 New Traffic Lights Up and Running

More than a year after work began on installing 100 new traffic lights across Phnom Penh as part of a $16 million, Japanese-funded project to reduce congestion, just a dozen lights had been switched on as of on Monday afternoon.

Man Accused of Sorcery Files Complaint Against 8 Villagers

A man chased from his home in Kompong Speu province after fellow villagers accused him of sorcery has filed a criminal complaint against eight of the villagers, district police confirmed on Sunday, adding that they had referred it to the provincial court.

Corpse Found Wrapped in Rice Sack in Pursat

A villager picking wild vegetables found a rice sack giving off a bad smell and, after gathering his neighbors, opened it to find the body of a naked man between 40 and 50 years old, police in Pursat province said on Wednesday.

Kompong Speu Officials Hold Workshop in ‘Sorcerer’ Village

Officials from Kompong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district, which has seen several mob attacks and a murder related to accusations of sorcery in the past year, held an educational workshop on Tuesday in a village where a man was recently forced from his home after being accused of using black magic.

Latest Sorcery Accusation Forces Another Man From Home

For the second time in a month, a man has been forced from his home in Kompong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district after being accused by fellow villagers of using black magic, prompting the district governor to promise to do more to address the issue.

Khmer New Year Dancers Bring Prosperity to the Lucky Few

As a group of about 20 colorfully adorned dancers poured into her compound in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kok district on Thursday, Kao Channeary hoped good fortune was coming with them.

‘Pitied’ Factory Owner Expects No Penalties

A woman speaking for the owners of an unregistered Phnom Penh garment factory where two workers died in an explosion on Saturday said on Wednesday that she had tried to bribe officials who turned up to investigate with money, but they only accepted boxes of soy sauce.

Poipet Factory Gas Explosion Badly Injures Five

A kiln exploded at a South Korean-owned factory in Poipet City’s Phsar Kandal commune on Tuesday night, seriously injuring a repairman and four workers, an official said yesterday.

Dance Dispute Leads to Shooting in Preah Vihear

Taking revenge for an argument that began on the dance floor, a suspect shot two teenage farmers in Preah Vihear province with a homemade gun that fires ball bearings, killing one, a police officer said on Tuesday.

Ministry Says Factory Was Operating Illegally

A Phnom Penh garment factory where two people died after a boiler exploded on Saturday had not adequately trained staff to operate the machine or registered the factory because the business was a “pilot project,” a relative of the owners said on Monday.

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