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Former US Diplomat Accused in $1M Fraud Case

Sichan Siv, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., was summoned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month and ordered to remain in Cambodia following allegations that he and two business partners defrauded a Phnom Penh dentist out of $1 million, officials have confirmed.

September 1, 2014

Prisoner Recounts Horrors of Kraing Ta Chan Prison

In the early 1970s, Soy Sen, the illegitimate son of a local official, lived with his grandmother in a tiny house here. Too poor to attend school past the second grade, he spent his days running free through his family’s small rice field as he tended cattle.

August 30, 2014

Monkeys Sent to US Died of Trauma En Route

Five monkeys raised in Cambodia died en route to a medical testing laboratory in the U.S. late last year and another 20 were euthanized upon arrival due to poor conditions during transport, a U.S. animal rights group has alleged.

August 28, 2014

Police Arrest Three Villagers Over Decade-Old Land Row

Authorities in Svay Rieng province’s Chantrea district on Thursday arrested three villagers involved in a decade-old land dispute with a man alleged to be a Phnom Penh military police officer, officials said.

August 22, 2014

US Chief of Pacific Command Meets With RCAF Commander

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief General Pol Saroeun met Wednesday with General Vincent Brooks, the chief of the U.S. Army’s Pacific Command, to discuss cooperation between the two militaries in the region.

August 21, 2014

Prison Without Water Supply After Broken Pipe

Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison has been buying truckloads of water for inmates since a road construction crew broke the water pipe leading to the jail last week, officials said Sunday.

August 18, 2014

Hun Sen Asks Japan for Help Renovating Bridge

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked Japan to help renovate the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge, which was built with Japanese support in the 1960s and recently developed cracks in one of its support beams.

August 18, 2014

French Autopsy Results Confirm Vallier Case Was Murder

Results of an autopsy conducted by a French team investigating the 2012 murder of a Frenchman and his four children in Kompong Speu province support the team’s initial conclusion of murder, a Cambodian judge said Tuesday.

August 13, 2014

Recruitment Agencies Operate Without Oversight

In June, after about a quarter million migrant workers returned from their jobs in Thailand fearing the military junta’s crackdown on illegal labor, Cambodia’s government announced it had slashed the cost of emigration, and would charge workers only $49 to legally return to work across the border.

August 1, 2014
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