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About 60 workers who were transferred to a private company that recently reached a deal to install LED streetlights in Phnom Penh met on Wednesday with municipal governor Pa Socheatvong to air their grievances.
A patron who stabbed a police officer with a broken wine bottle at a Sihanoukville bar was provisionally charged on Tuesday with attempted homicide, committing violence and damaging property, said Huot Vichet, the spokesman for the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court.
A drunken patron broke furniture and hurled glassware at a Sihanoukville bar after he was asked to leave, then repeatedly stabbed the lone police officer who responded to the fracas in the chest and stomach with a broken wine bottle, police said.
A wildlife smuggler coming from Thailand drove into a roadside canal on Wednesday after noticing a police car coming at him from the opposite direction, spilling sacks containing 112 rare turtles in Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district, police said.
A Virak Buntham van driven by a sleepy driver crashed into the back of a truck carrying sand along National Road 5 in Battambang province’s Mong Russei district on Wednesday, injuring 10 passengers, eight of them severely, police said.
Days after a law went into effect requiring all cigarette packages sold in Cambodia to be plastered with graphic images of the health effects of smoking—blackened lungs and an infant on a respirator—there was little evidence of the new packaging in the capital.
The high cost of schooling, coupled with poverty and the lure of foreign employment, make staying in the classroom a difficult choice for students and their families, especially in rural areas.
A 52-year-old farmer was arrested on Thursday in Phnom Penh over the death of a fellow villager who was electrocuted by a wire the farmer had strung around his Chroy Changva district rice farm to deter rats from eating his crop, police said.
A 45-year-old man who fatally beat his wife during a drunken fight at their home in Kompong Chhnang province’s Kuy village did not kill her intentionally, a commune police chief said on Wednesday.
A woman from Kratie province believed to have trafficked about 30 women to China to work or be sold as brides was caught and arrested on Tuesday evening at a Phnom Penh guesthouse with six potential victims, including two minors, an official said on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced an ambitious five-year plan with Metfone to provide internet access to 5,000 state education institutions across the country.