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Two 10th Century Sandstone Artifacts Seized in Siem Reap

Forestry officials in Siem Reap province seized two 10th century sandstone sculptures after chasing a car for several kilometers over unpaved back roads, suspicious that it was carrying illegal timber, officials said.

Girl, 10, Identifies Suspected Attacker After Rape in Pursat

A farmer was arrested in Pursat province on Sunday for raping a 10-year-old girl who was out walking with her 8-year-old sister, police said on Monday.

Officials Attacked With Metal Pole After Seizing Wood

Forestry officials towing a car filled with 278 pieces of confiscated rosewood in Pursat province’s Bakan district were chased and attacked by a convoy of men wielding a metal pole on Saturday, according to an officer in the district’s anti-economic crime bureau.

Ministry Launches Zika Awareness Campaign

Health officials are touring the provinces in a fleet of vehicles plastered with warnings and mounted with loudspeakers to raise awareness about the Zika virus and share strategies to prevent its outbreak, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Woman Arrested for Prison Drug Smuggling

A 60-year-old woman was arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to smuggle 3.49 grams of crystal methamphetamine to her son in Kandal Provincial Prison by hiding it inside mango seeds in a bag of whole and sliced fruit, provincial of­ficials said.

Three Dead, Including Infant, in Kampot Hit-and-Run

Police in Kampot province say they are searching for a man who fled on foot after crashing his pickup truck into a motorbike carrying two sisters and a 6-month-old girl, killing all three.

Fired Angkor Beer Factory Manager Drops Complaint

The union that organized large protests at Sihanoukville’s Cambrew factory last month accused the warehouse manager it was supporting of betrayal on Monday after he dropped his complaint against the brewery.

Karaoke Worker Found Strangled to Death

A 25-year-old karaoke worker was found naked and strangled to death on Saturday morning in a guesthouse in Tbong Khmum province, where she had been living for the past three months, officials said on Sunday.

Free Ambulances for Traffic Accident Victims

Ambulance services for the victims of traffic accidents will be free of charge, the Health Ministry announced in a statement on Thursday—just days after making corpse transport from public hospitals similarly free.

More Than 60 Arrested In VoIP Raid

More than 60 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals were arrested in a Phnom Penh raid yesterday on suspicion of operating an internet scam using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, an immigration official said.

Factory Staff Return to Work Ahead of Meeting

Scores of striking workers at the Angkor Beer-producing Cambrew factory in Sihanoukville have returned to work at the urging of the Arbitration Council, which has scheduled further talks for Monday, factory and union representatives said on Monday.

Education Association Defends Zaman University

The Cambodian Higher Education Association (CHEA) released a statement on Saturday defending Zaman University against calls for its closure over alleged links to a group blamed for the failed coup in Turkey last month.

Dispute Over Beer Strike Heads to Arbitration Council

A push for concessions by striking beer factory workers in Sihanoukville has been sent to the Phnom Penh-based Arbitration Council for further negotiations.

Beer Factory Halts Brewing Amid Strike

The Cambrew beer factory in Sihanoukville suspended its operations on Tuesday, sending all of its 1,150 workers home as the impact of an ongoing strike at its warehouse rippled through the production line.

Angkor Beer Factory Strike Hits Production

A workers’ strike escalated on Monday at Sihanoukville’s Angkor Beer-producing Cambrew factory, protesters said, with the company acknowledging that the work stoppage was causing major disruptions.

Cambodian Laborer Confesses to Murder in Thailand

An itinerant farm laborer who confessed to killing a 75-year-old Cambodian woman near a sugarcane plantation in southern Thailand and stealing her jewelry has been detained in Battambang province’s Bavel City, police said.

Angkor Beer Factory Workers Go on Strike

About 200 workers at the Cambrew factory in Sihanoukville, which makes Angkor Beer, went on strike over the weekend in protest of what they said was the unfair sacking of a warehouse manager at the plant.

Two Charged Over Fatal Samurai Sword Chase

Two men accused of chasing another man with samurai swords early Tuesday morning, leading to his death by drowning, were charged with aggravated assault by the Siem Reap Provincial Court on Saturday, according to an official.

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Phnom Penh Post ‘facing closure’ after huge tax bill

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