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Five Men Get 7 Years for Theft of Buddha Relics

The Kandal Provincial Court on Thursday sentenced four security guards and a farmer to seven years in prison each for stealing relics of the Buddha from a stupa atop Oudong Mountain in 2013—despite the farmer’s insistence that he carried out the robbery alone.

August 28, 2015

Soldier Who Shot at Police in Phnom Penh Will Face Court

A soldier will face court Thursday after his pistol discharged during a scuffle with a group of police officers conducting traffic inspections along Russian Boulevard in Phnom Penh on Tuesday evening, police said Wednesday.

August 27, 2015

Supreme Court Denies Bail for Alleged Terrorists

The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied bail to 10 alleged members of the Khmer National Liberation Front, which has been accused of plotting a violent overthrow of the government.

August 27, 2015

Police Show Off Marijuana Haul, Smugglers

Three members of an alleged international drug syndicate and more than 1 ton of marijuana they are accused of importing from Laos were on Tuesday paraded before reporters during a press conference at the National Police headquarters in Phnom Penh.

August 26, 2015

Drug Users Arrested in Raid Sent to Rehab

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday charged just 11 of the 88 people arrested on Friday during a sweeping raid of a drug-riddled ghetto in Sen Sok district’s Toek Thla commune, sending the remaining 77 to the city’s Orkas Knhom drug rehabilitation center, police said.

August 26, 2015

Drug Slum Back in Business; Police Pledge Weekly Raids

As police prepared to send more than 100 suspected drug dealers and users to court Monday, the notorious Phnom Penh slum where they were arrested in two separate raids last week remained a hive of illicit activity.

August 25, 2015

Gov’t and NGOs Join to Settle Land Dispute

Environment Minister Say Sam Al and a group of NGOs on Monday agreed to cooperate to resolve a years long dispute between hundreds of families in Koh Kong province and a Chinese company they accuse of stealing their land.

August 25, 2015

After Crash, a Phnom Penh Community Mourns

The sound of traditional Bud­dhist funeral music could be heard across Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar commune on Friday, where hundreds of mourners gathered for the funerals of 16 locals who were killed on Thursday when their tour bus plunged from a road in the Dangrek Mountains in Oddar Meanchey province.

August 15, 2015
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