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Military Police Move Top Officials Across Country

The Defense Ministry shuffled officials across five provinces within the National Military Police last week, according to a ministry directive.

Senator’s Appeal Hearing Proceeds in Her Absence

The Appeal Court on Thursday moved ahead with opposition Senator Thak Lany’s appeal against her municipal court verdict, announcing that it would hand down its decision on August 29 despite a request for a delay by Ms. Lany’s lawyer.

Denied Asylum, 13 Montagnards Sent to Vietnam

Thirteen Montagnards whose asylum requests were denied by Cambodia were deported on Thursday to Vietnam, a police official said.

Hun Sen Forger Wanted to Appear to Be Gov’t Employee

One of two men charged with posting forged documents attributed to Prime Minister Hun Sen on a fake Facebook account told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday that he wanted to impress his friends by

59 RCAF Officers Rank Up in New Promotions

More than 50 military officers have been promoted to lieutenant, major and brigadier generals, adding to the growing ranks of senior officers, according to the Royal Gazette.

Vovinam Fighters Bring Home Gold for MMA

Cambodian athletes have done the country proud after winning four gold medals among a total haul of 22 at Saturday’s culmination of the fifth annual World Vovinam Championship in New Delhi.

Surrogacy Broker Given 18-Month Sentence

Slumping on a bench inside her holding cell on Thursday morning, Tammy Davis-Charles put her head in her hands and began sobbing as the reality of her prison sentence began to sink in.

Tammy Davis-Charles, 2 Others Handed 18 Months in Prison Over Surrogacy

A judge today sentenced an Australian surrogacy broker to one and a half years in prison for helping foreign adoptive parents connect with Cambodian women willing to carry their babies—the only criminal case the government pursued after banning the once-burgeoning trade.

Dispute Between Capitol, Drivers Rolls On

The long and occasionally bloody saga between Capitol Tours and its former drivers continued on Wednesday, as the two sides were summoned to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court as part of a civil case brought by the travel company.

Song Rights Awarded to Bun Chhoeun Family

The family of late songwriter and novelist Kong Bun Chhoeun has been awarded the rights to more than 40 of his songs.

Monk Launches Campaign Against LDP Leader Khem Veasna

The chief monk of a Phnom Penh pagoda has launched a petition campaign against the outspoken leader of a minor opposition party claiming that he has continuously insulted monks, the Buddhist religion and the Khmer people.

Hun Sen Sets Date for Next National Election—July 29, 2018

Prime Minister Hun Sen set the date for next year’s national election as July 29, officially backtracking on a deal his ruling CPP made with the opposition in 2014 to hold the poll during the dry

Cambodia Joins World Sailing Body, Eyes 2023

The Cambodia Sailing Federation joined the international regulatory body World Sailing earlier this month, according to its deputy director, who hopes Cambodia’s easy access to water will translate into future success for the squad.

Woman Who Kidnapped Baby Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

A woman who kidnapped her friend’s 6-month-old baby and later abandoned her at a dumpsite was found guilty of attempted murder in absentia on Wednesday.

Singer Accuses Former General’s Son of Abuse, Revenge Porn

Pop singer Sok Chenda demanded $500,000 in damages from her ex-boyfriend during his trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday over claims of physical abuse and that he had posted nude photographs of her online.

Another Guilty, Corrupt Official Walks Free

An assistant at the Council for the Development of Cambodia walked free yesterday despite being found guilty of demanding bribes to process applications, less than a week after two City Hall officials were also freed despite being found guilty of pocketing public funds.

Another Guilty, Corrupt Official Walks Free

An assistant at the Council for the Development of Cambodia walked free on Monday despite being found guilty of demanding bribes to process applications, less than a week after two City Hall officials were also freed despite being found guilty of pocketing public funds.

Prime Minister Donates $50,000 to Fund Kem Ley Stupa

Prime Minister Hun Sen has donated $50,000 toward creating a $170,000 marble memorial in honor of Kem Ley in Takeo province, following public appeals by the murdered political analyst’s brother seeking financial assistance to cover funeral expenses and building costs.

Aunt Arrested for Kidnapping, Holding Ransom

A 38-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday for allegedly kidnapping her 8-year-old niece and demanding a $3,500 ransom after threatening to cut out and sell the girl’s kidneys, a police official said.

Military Officer Behind Fake Unit Stands Trial

A military official accused of creating a fake military unit—which he claimed was led by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son—to solicit money from potential recruits pleaded guilty on Thursday to a bevy of charges at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

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