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Court Charges Four Women With Human Trafficking

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged four women with human trafficking on Saturday after they allegedly tricked four other women into being sold to Chinese men as brides, an official said Sunday.

Left for Dead

On September 23, 2013, 55-year-old Katherine Grgich set off from her guesthouse on the tourist island of Koh Rong to trek through its jungle interior in search of a secluded beach. It should have been a leisurely hike for the Southern Californian masseuse—a martial arts enthusiast and surfer whose fitness belied her age. But she did not return.

Winning Cock Gets Day In Court as 14 Charged

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday charged 14 men with gambling following their arrest last week at a well-known cockfighting venue in Sen Sok district, an official said Wednesday.

Gov’t to Cut Water Prices For Workers, Students

Less than a month after Prime Minister Hun Sen launched an initiative to reduce the cost of electricity for the country’s migrant workforce, the government is now setting in motion a plan to cut the cost of water for workers and students living in Phnom Penh. Sim Sitha, director-general of the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, said a meeting to set new rates for water would be held Thursday.

Woman Killed in Bed as Truck Crashes Into Home

A truck driver is at large after crashing into a woman’s home and killing her in Kompong Chhnang province late Monday night, police officials said Tuesday.

Three Injured in Latest Virak-Buntham Bus Crash

Two Cambodians and a Canadian were seriously injured when the bus they were in crashed into a truck in Siem Reap province early Tuesday, police said.

Cobra Clan Dad Asked to ‘Clarify’ Complaint

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has invited the patriarch of a family locked in a land dispute with real estate tycoon Khun Sear to “clarify” his complaint against four officials he claims conspired to sell his home in Boeng Kak I commune without his consent, a court official said Monday.

Russians Arrested in Sihanoukville With $240 in Fake US Notes

Two Russian nationals were arrested Saturday and charged with counterfeiting $240 in U.S. notes by the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court after they tried to buy a telephone card with the fake money earlier that day, police officials said.

Engineers to Inspect the Old Chroy Changva Bridge

One lane of Phnom Penh’s Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge will be closed from today until Friday while a team of engineers inspects cracks in the nearly 50-year-old bridge’s support beams, municipal spokesman Long Dimanche said Sunday.

WWF Calls for Halt to Proposed Road in Mondolkiri

A proposed new road and border crossing with Vietnam, which cuts straight through Mondolkiri Protected Forest, will cause irreversible damage to one of the country’s most important conservation areas and could ruin plans to re-establish Cambodia’s tiger population in the forest, environmental group WWF said Thursday.

Court Hears Fraud Case Brought By General’s Daughter

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday heard the case of a couple charged with defrauding the daughter of a high-ranking military official out of $2.5 million in a property deal.

Woman Admits Marriage-Making, Denies Trafficking

A Cambodian woman accused of brokering marriages between local women and men in China on Wednesday admitted to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court that she had facilitated such matches, but said her actions did not amount to trafficking.

Lawyer Blasts Light Sentences for Prostitution Ringleaders

Two people who forced at least eight underage girls into prostitution will serve a combined 16 months in jail after the Kandal Provincial Court on Monday suspended part of their two-year sentences, the victims’ lawyer said Wednesday.

Husband Suspected of Murdering Wife With Machete

A man suspected of killing his wife in a jealous rage in Kandal province is at large following the murder on Sunday, officials said Monday.

Last Two Suspects in Container Heist Attempt Released

Kompong Speu provincial military police on Monday released the two remaining suspects, of eight originally arrested, who together were accused of attempting to break into a container truck to steal its shipment of undergarments.

Military Police Thwart Container Truck Heist in Kompong Speu

Military police in Kompong Speu province on Friday arrested eight men for attempting to rob a parked container truck full of undergarments from a Phnom Penh factory, but released six of the suspects the same day, officials said Sunday.

Pakistani Man Denies Stealing $49,000 in Poipet City

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday heard the case of a Pakistani man who was charged in July with theft and using a fake document after allegedly withdrawing about $49,000 worth of Thai baht with someone else’s credit card in Banteay Meanchey province.

Police Seize Weapons From Fugitive General’s Homes

A day after the Appeal Court denied bail to the parents of fugitive defense ministry official Thong Sarath, municipal police and court officials Wednesday searched three residences belonging to the family and seized three AK-47 rifles at one of the homes.

Child Witnesses Grandmother’s Stabbing Death

A 65-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times and died on Sunday in her Kompong Thom province home as her 12-year-old granddaughter hid under a bed, witnessing the ferocious attack, officials said Monday.

Tycoon’s Son Implicated in Car Crash

A son of real-estate tycoon Khun Sear crashed his Mercedes-Benz sports car into a parked SUV while speeding around Phnom Penh’s Wat Phnom in the early hours of Saturday, according to a witness and a man claiming to be the suspected driver’s brother.

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