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Woman Charged With Trafficking 24 Women to Work in Malaysia

A 26-year-old woman accused of trafficking 24 Cambodian women to work as maids in Malaysia was arrested in Phnom Penh on Thursday, according to the National Police.

Hun Sen, Laos PM to Request Border Maps to Solve Dispute

Prime Minister Hun Sen met his Lao counterpart at Phnom Penh’s “Peace Palace” on Friday in an effort to further de-escalate tensions that flared up last month over Laotian soldiers occupying Cambodian land, with both agreeing to write a joint letter to the French president requesting border maps.

Hun Sen, Laos PM to Request French Border Maps

Prime Minister Hun Sen met his Laos counterpart at Phnom Penh’s “Peace Palace” on Friday in an effort to further de-escalate tensions that flared up last month over Laotian soldiers occupying Cambodian land, with both agreeing to write a joint letter to the French president requesting border maps.

Gov’t Slammed Over Plans to Send Montagnards to Vietnam

Almost all of the remaining 36 Montagnards currently in Phnom Penh are to be returned to Vietnam despite attempts by the U.N.’s refugee agency to take the asylum-seekers to a third country, according to an email leaked to reporters on Thursday night.

Woman Charged For Trafficking Women to Malaysia

A 26-year-old woman accused of trafficking 24 Cambodian women to work as maids in Malaysia was arrested in Phnom Penh on Thursday, according to National Police.

Giant Ibis Spotted for the First Time in a Decade

Two pairs of critically endangered giant ibis—Cambodia’s national bird—have been spotted for the first time in a decade in a protected forest in Mondolkiri province, a conservation group announced yesterday.

Mobile Lab to Target Rogue Gasoline Sale Scams

A new “mobile petroleum lab” that will travel the provinces testing gasoline and diesel to ensure customers are not being ripped off was unveiled by the Commerce Ministry on Thursday.

Rare Asiatic Black Bear Rescued From Kompong Chhnang Hotel

An Asiatic black bear kept caged and hidden by a hotel owner in Kompong Chhnang province was rescued by a team of conservationists and

Migrant Representatives Ask for Vote, Registration in Thailand

Labor leaders who say they represent thousands of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand on Wednesday submitted three petitions to their embassy in Bangkok pushing for overseas voting and registration ahead of next year’s national election.

Woman Arrested for Hun Sen Insult Released

A woman who was arrested after calling Prime Minister Hun Sen a “traitor” online was released on Tuesday after being questioned at the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court, according to police.

Spate of Alleged Drug Criminals Dying in Provisional Detention

A Laotian man arrested and charged for trafficking more than 2 kg of crystal methamphetamine into Cambodia died on the way to the hospital within days of his detention, police said, the latest case of a drug trafficker dying while incarcerated.

Chinese Man Nabbed in VoIP Case

A Chinese national was arrested in Kandal province’s Takhmao City on Monday for setting up equipment in an effort to start an internet call scam, according to police.

Another Arrest Made Over Facebook Criticism of Hun Sen

In the latest arrest of a Facebook critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen, a woman in Poipet City has been taken to court for calling the premier “a traitor” in response to a post on the social network by government mouthpiece Fresh News, officials said.

Khmer Power Party’s Head Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Sourn Serey Ratha, head of the Khmer Power Party, was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison over Facebook posts critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen and military leaders, just a day after his snap trial on incitement charges.

Khmer Power Party’s Head Sentenced to Five Years

Sourn Serey Ratha, head of the tiny Khmer Power Party, was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison over Facebook posts critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen and military leaders, just a day after his snap trial on incitement charges.

Laotian Man Nabbed With 2 Kilos of Meth

A Laotian man was arrested in Stung Treng province after being caught with two kilograms of crystal methamphetamine packed to resemble tea bags, an official said on Friday.

Man Wanted By Interpol Caught In Cambodia

A New Zealand man sought by Interpol for alleged drug trafficking in Malaysia has been arrested in Cambodia where he has been evading authorities for two years, an anti-drug police office said yesterday.

Donated Sniffer Dogs to Join Anti-Drug Campaign

Dogs will be donated from abroad to take part in the government’s anti-drug campaign, with in-country experts poised to train dogs to sniff out drugs, according to an official.

Alleged Drug-Trafficking Leader Dies After Prison Stint

The alleged leader of a major drug-trafficking ring died in a Phnom Penh hospital on Tuesday, just three months after his imprisonment, officials said on Wednesday.

Permanent Ban on Commercial Surrogacy Planned

Commercial surrogacy in Cambodia will be permanently and completely banned if a long-awaited draft law is approved, according to an official on Tuesday at the Women’s Affairs Ministry, which began drafting the legislation nearly a year ago.

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