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Saing Soenthrith

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Couples Forced to Marry Under Khmer Rouge Reaffirm Vows

Seven couples who were forced into marriage by the Khmer Rouge happily reaffirmed their union in Kompong Chhnang province on Friday with the traditional wed­ding ceremony they had been denied some four decades ago.

Teenager Gunned Down Amid Land Dispute

A teenager was shot dead in Kompong Speu province on Wednesday night in what police suspected was an attack related to a land dispute involving a powerful businessman in Phnom Sruoch district.

Police Flee the Scene After Shooting Motorbike Rider

A man was shot in the arm after being chased by police through the streets of Phnom Penh on motorbikes Wednesday night, with the police officers fleeing the scene, officials said on Thursday.

Police Seek Fourth S Korean Drug Smuggling Suspect

Police are hunting a South Korean national believed to be the leader of a drug smuggling ring after arresting three of his compatriots over the past month.

Alleged S Korean Drug Smuggler to Be Deported

A South Korean national who was arrested in Poipet City late last month on suspicion of drug smuggling will be deported back to his home country on Wednesday, an official said on Monday, just days after two other South Koreans were arrested in similar circumstances.

Police Seeking Angkor Park Officer in Shooting

Authorities are searching for a police officer stationed at the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province as the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of his friend early on Monday morning.

Hunters From Laos to Be Sent Back After Arrest

Three hunters from Laos were arrested along the border in Stung Treng province on Saturday night, but were set to be returned today after officials said the trio simply lost their way in the forest.

S Korean Drug Suspects Arrested at Border

Two South Koreans suspected of drug smuggling were arrested at the Poipet International Checkpoint on Wednesday while attempting to enter Cambodia from Thailand en route to their home country, police said on Thursday.

Man Charged Over Fishermen Bomb Deaths

A boat pilot in Preah Sihanouk province has been charged with manslaughter and failure to report a crime after two fishermen he took to sea were killed by an illegal homemade bomb that exploded aboard their makeshift vessel, a police official said on Wednesday.

Moto Passenger Shot While Passing Mercedes

A man is recovering at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital after being shot by a passenger in a black Mercedes-Benz on Russian Boulevard late Tuesday night, an official said on Wednesday.

Two Die When Homemade Fishing Bomb Explodes

Two men were killed off the coast of Preah Sihanouk province on Monday when a homemade bomb designed to kill fish malfunctioned and exploded aboard their small, makeshift vessel, police said on Tuesday.

Man Beats, Kills Sister With Stick in Kompong Speu

A woman was beaten to death by her brother in Kompong Speu province’s Samraong Tong district on Tuesday after a minor verbal dispute escalated into a violent fight, police said.

Armed Robbers Make Off With Cash and Jewelry

Two armed men beat a gas station owner bloody before fleeing with more than $1,500 in cash and jewelry in Ratanakkiri’s Banlung City on Sunday evening, police officials said on Monday.

Trilateral Agreement Signed to Combat Human Trafficking

Cambodia signed an agreement with Vietnam and Laos during a meeting on Thursday to enhance efforts to fight human trafficking—with Vietnam reporting at the meeting that police discovered nearly 90 human trafficking rings along its border with Cambodia last year.

Cockfighting Casino Shut Down in R’kiri: Officials

More than five years after rights group Adhoc first called on authorities to shut down the AHS King casino in Ratanakkiri province, police and military police closed down the operation on Sunday, according to officials.

Bar Owner’s Sentence for Marijuana Suspended

Less than 48 hours after being caught with nearly half a kilogram of marijuana, an American bar owner and Swedish waiter in Kampot City on Thursday were tried, convicted and released on a five-month suspended sentence.

Foreigners Busted Dealing Marijuana in Kampot

An American bar owner and his Swedish waiter will face the Kampot Provincial Court today after police raided the business and found nearly half a kilogram of marijuana that is believed to have been sold over the counter, a police official said.

‘Sleepy’ Hun Sen Bodyguard Kills Wife in Car Crash

The wife of Lieutenant General Oum Sam Ath, a deputy commander of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit, was killed in a car accident on Tuesday after her husband fell asleep at the wheel on the way to his base in Preah Vihear province, military police said.

Three More Accused in Prison Drug Smuggling Case

Three more prisoners at Tbong Khmum province’s Correctional Center 3 have been arrested in relation to 12 grams of methamphetamine found in the possession of prisoners there over the weekend, police said.

Prisoners Rearrested After Drugs Found in Cell

Three prisoners from Tbong Khmum province’s Correctional Center 3 were transferred to provincial police custody on Saturday after authorities found them to be in possession of 12 grams of crystal methamphetamine.