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Brothers Killed by Grenade During Family Feud

Two brothers in Oddar Meanchey province were killed and five other family members were injured when one of the men detonated a grenade during an argument over inheritance, police said Monday.

Trio Charged With Murdering Bunong ‘Sorceress’

The Kratie Provincial Court on Saturday charged three people over the brutal murder of a 32-year-old woman they believed to be a sorceress responsible for a series of mysterious deaths in their community, while a fourth suspect remains at large, officials said Sunday.

Twenty Fishermen, Two Brides Rescued Abroad

Twenty Cambodian fishermen forced to work on a trawler in Indonesia have been rescued, while a pair of Cambodian brides extricated from abusive relationships in China have been repatriated, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.

Military Police Arrested for Shot Fired in Bar Fight

Two military police officers were arrested before dawn Wednesday after drawing their guns in public during a drunken bar fight in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district, according to local police.

Businessman Denied Bail in $1M Fraud Case

Jailed Cambodian-American businessman Richer San on Thursday was denied bail by the Appeal Court, which said he must remain interned at PJ prison until his trial begins for allegedly defrauding Phnom Penh dentist Eng Lykuong of $1 million.

Richer San Appeals Detention in Fraud Case

Cambodian-American businessman Richer San will return to the Court of Appeal on Thursday after the court Tuesday failed to decide whether to release him on bail prior to his trial over his alleged involvement in a $1 million fraud case.

In Phnom Penh, a Village Roiled by Crystal Meth

In a labyrinthine shantytown in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, an impoverished community is awash in crystal methamphetamine, or “ice,” a cheap and highly addictive drug being peddled from family homes and used by residents as young as 12.

Wanted Cambodian-American Denies Any Wrongdoing

A Cambodian-American man wanted in Cambodia for allegedly threatening to kill the country’s leaders has defended himself online, denying any wrongdoing and calling on opposition CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha for help.

Appeal Court President’s Son Appointed New Judge

The son of the president of the Appeal Court has been appointed as a new judge at the court, according to a Justice Ministry official.

Cambodian-Americans Wanted for CPP Threats

An international arrest warrant has been issued for three Cambodian-Americans wanted by the government for allegedly threatening to kill Cambodia’s leaders.

Military Police Flush Meth Users From Drug Den

Military police raided a drug den in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Saturday night and arrested 11 people for using and possibly distributing crystal methamphetamine, local officials said.

Seven Charged Over Brutal Ax Murder of Teen

Seven young men were charged with murder by the Kompong Cham Provincial Court on Friday over the brutal slaying of a teenager in Tbong Khmum province last week, officials said Sunday.

Boat Operators Protest Against $1 Ferry Charge

About 200 villagers, including some 40 boat owners, protested in Siem Reap province on Thursday against the company that recently acquired a government contract to manage ferries on the Tonle Sap lake, demanding that the company relax its fee for Cambodian passengers.

Five Arrested for Ax Murder of Tbong Khmum Boy

Police in Tbong Khmum province arrested five teenagers Tuesday and Wednesday over their role in the brutal murder of a 16-year-old boy on Monday night.

Woman Charged Over Kandal Razor Attack

The Kandal Provincial Court charged a woman with intentional violence Tuesday for attacking another woman with a razor blade after the victim refused to stop calling the suspect’s husband, local officials said Wednesday.

Kandal Woman Arrested for Razor Blade Attack

Police arrested a woman in Kandal province on Monday for brutally attacking another woman with a razor blade after the victim refused to stop contacting the assailant’s husband, local officials said on Tuesday.

HLH Cleaner Questioned Over Attempted Extortion of CEO

Military police on Monday questioned a cleaner who works at the Phnom Penh headquarters of the Singapore-based HLH Group over her involvement in the attempted extortion of the development company’s CEO by a guard and inmate at the Kandal Provincial Prison, officials said.

Prison Guard Charged Over Attempt to Extort CEO

A guard at the Kandal Provincial Prison who allegedly colluded with an inmate in an attempt to extort $50,000 from the CEO of the Singapore-based development firm HLH Group was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Sunday, officials said.

Two Reporters Charged In Blackmail Case

The Kampot Provincial Court on Tuesday charged two reporters with blackmail, though officials remained tight-lipped about the circumstances of the alleged crime.

Farmhands Arrested for Kompong Cham Murder

Two teenage farmhands were arrested Monday evening in Tbong Khmum province for the murder and robbery of cashew farm owner Thai Huoy, whose body was found in a well in Kompong Cham province on Sunday, according to police.

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