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Kompong Cham Cashew Farmer Found Killed in Well

The body of a 52-year-old cashew farm owner was found in a well with her throat slit in Kompong Cham province on Sunday, police said.

Three Charged Over Haul of Fake Government Stamps

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday charged three men arrested last week in connection with the seizure of a stockpile of fake government documents and rubber stamps at a house in Daun Penh district.

Market Tax Tycoon Released on Bail

A prominent businesswoman with exclusive rights to collect taxes at a number of Phnom Penh markets was released on $7,400 bail by the Appeal Court on Friday after more than a month in pretrial detention on breach of trust charges.

Trio Arrested for Fake Gov’t Documents, Stamps

The Interior Ministry’s penal police arrested three men on Thursday in Phnom Penh after confiscating boxes and bags full of forged government seals and documents, including fake bachelor’s degrees.

Ministry Simplifies Teacher Salary Payments

Teachers will receive their base salaries and additional benefits in a single package starting later this month, in an effort to simplify the payment process and avoid confusion, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said Wednesday.

Phnom Penh Police Bust 2 Cockfighting Rings

Police in Phnom Penh arrested 20 men during separate raids on two cockfighting rings in the city, although the busts netted only one fighting bird, as most of the owners managed to escape, police said Tuesday.

Gov’t Defends Its Handling of Brides in China

The government hit back over the weekend against criticism that it is failing to provide basic protection to Cambodian women in China, who have increasingly found themselves trapped in violent situations after being lured to the country with promises of a wealthy husband or lucrative job.

Police Investigate Body of Man Shot 7 Times

Police are investigating the murder of a 42-year-old man from Kompong Speu province whose bullet-riddled body was dumped in an empty lot in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Saturday, police and local officials said Sunday.

Census Used to Identify Those Without Work Permits

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday clarified that an ongoing census of foreign nationals was part of a larger drive to enforce a long-ignored law that requires nonnatives employed in Cambodia to hold work permits.

Plans for National Fire Department Announced

A new department will be created within the Interior Ministry this year to bolster the government’s currently anemic capacity to fight blazes, Interior Minister Sar Kheng announced Wednesday.

Four Cocaine Trafficking Suspects Claim Innocence

Two Nigerians, a Cambodian and a Filipino charged with conspiring to traffic cocaine from Brazil to Cambodia told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday that they were unknowingly complicit in the alleged crime.

​Thailand Is Stable After Coup, General Says

Visiting Thai General Tanasak Patimapragorn on Monday assured Cambodia that his country was stable despite a military coup in May, according to Defense Minister Tea Banh.

Preah Vihear on the Agenda for Visiting Thai General

A senior Thai military official is visiting Cambodia with plans to meet Prime Minister Hun Sen and possibly discuss the two countries’ military standoff near the border-hugging Preah Vihear temple, according to Thai media.

Rainsy to Lobby ADB Over Railway Concerns

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy met with families still living along the railway in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district on Thursday to pledge his support in their campaign to ensure that an Asian Development Bank-funded railway rehabilitation project does not leave them worse off, as it has for hundreds of other families in the city.

Cambodia, US Share Concerns Over Lao Dam

Following a meeting with a visiting U.S. diplomat on Wednesday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Ouch Borith said the U.S. shares Cambodia’s concerns about a controversial hydropower dam Laos is planning to build on the Mekong River.

Pursat Man Arrested for Rape, Murder of Maid

A 43-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with the gang rape and murder of a maid in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district on Saturday, police officials said Tuesday.

Man Shot Dead in Suspected Gang Attack

A 24-year-old man was killed in a gang-related attack outside a nightclub in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district early Monday morning, according to a local police official.

Body of Maid Found in Suspected Rape-Murder

The body of a maid was found near the house she worked at in Pursat province on Saturday in a suspected case of gang rape and murder, according to the district police chief.

Wealthy Family Denies Torturing Their Workers

Members of a wealthy family accused of torturing and holding captive a girl, now 18, for eight years and her brother, 12, for two years vehemently denied the charges to reporters at their Tuol Kok villa Wednesday as the boy appeared for questioning at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Police Shoot Suspected Drug Dealer in His Stomach

Police shot an unarmed man suspected of dealing drugs in the stomach on Monday after a frantic chase in which four suspects escaped capture, officials said Tuesday.

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Cambodian Political Commentator Hit With New Charges, Goes Into Hiding

A Cambodian political commentator and critic of Hun Sen has been hit with new criminal charges a month after completing a prison sentence for defamation, and has gone into hiding, fearing arrest, sources say.

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