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Gov’t Seeks Arrest for Minister Death Rumor

The Defense Ministry has ordered the arrest of the owner of a Facebook account that posted a message—denied by the government—claiming Defense Minister Tea Banh had recently died in Beijing.

122 Internet Scam Fraudsters Deported to China

More than 100 Chinese nationals were deported on Thursday after being arrested and accused of operating Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scams on Chinese citizens.

Police Ask Companies to Register Drivers as Road Deaths Rise

Following an increase in deaths caused by company drivers overtaking, speeding, drifting off to sleep or driving drunk, the National Police has called for the cooperation of nearly 40 businesses in keeping better records of their employees, according to an official.

Hun Sen Offers More Land to Boeng Kak Holdout Families

Prime Minister Hun Sen, in an attempt to settle an eight-year land dispute, on Tuesday offered additional land in the Boeng Kak lake development to the seven families who had not yet accepted compensation.

100 More VoIP Scammers Nabbed at Phnom Penh Hotspot

The Interior Ministry’s anti-terrorism department has arrested more than 100 additional Chinese nationals believed to be involved in an internet extortion scam, all found in the same apartment block where they detained 225 people

Grenade Girlfriend Co-Defendants Testify to Murder Plot

The lawyer for a woman accused of plotting a grenade attack to kill her former boyfriend said during the second day of her trial on Friday that there was no evidence to support the charges, despite incriminating testimony from her alleged accomplices.

Armed Robbers Get Life for Murder of Student

A pair of armed robbers convicted of fatally shooting a university student who tried to protect his sister and fiancee from being attacked were sentenced on Friday to life in prison.

Another 40 Chinese Nabbed in VoIP Raid, Police Say

Anti-terrorism police on Friday found at least 40 more Chinese nationals holed up in a Phnom Penh condo where authorities had earlier arrested about 200 Chinese men and women in an alleged extortion scheme using internet technology, officials said.

Grenade Girlfriend Co-Defendants Testify to Plot

The lawyer for a woman accused of orchestrating a grenade attack on her former boyfriend rebutted the charges during the second day of her trial on Friday, saying the prosecutor had presented no evidence to support the charge, despite incriminating testimony from her co-defendants.

Life Sentences for Two Convicted in Robbery Murder

A pair of armed robbers convicted of fatally shooting a university student who tried ram one of the men with his car in an effort to protect his sister and fiance from an attack were sentenced on Friday to life in prison.

Forestry Worker Arrested, Charged Over Bribes

A Forestry Administration employee in Kratie province has been charged for allegedly demanding bribes to let people traffic illegally-logged timber for using as pepper stakes, according to a court official.

225 Chinese Nationals Arrested in Latest VoIP Scam Raid

About 200 Chinese nationals were arrested in Phnom Penh on Wednesday evening as police continued to crack down on suspected fraudsters accused of operating an extortion scheme using internet voice call technology, officials said.

On One-Year Anniversary, Activists Call for Tep Vanny Release

As prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny spent her 365th day in prison on Tuesday, a crowd of more than 50 Boeng Kak lake community members gathered in a sandy plot outside the neighborhood to call once again for her freedom.

Body of Missing Border Officer Found in River

The body of a border protection officer missing since Friday’s dispute between Cambodia and Laos was found along with his AK-47 assault rifle in the Sekong River in Stung Treng province on Monday, an official said on Tuesday.

Japanese Expert to Study Possible Airport Skytrain Routes

Japanese officials will begin studying possible routes for a skytrain connecting Central Market to Phnom Penh International Airport, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Monday after securing a loan agreement with Japan last week.

Appeal Court Upholds 20-Month Sentence for Sam Rainsy

The Appeal Court on Friday upheld a 20-month sentence against former CNRP President Sam Rainsy over his claim that the ruling party orchestrated last year’s murder of political analyst Kem Ley.

Cambodian Fishermen Taken From Thai Boats to Be Sent Home

The Cambodian government is working to send home 18 fisherman rescued from two Thai boats in the waters off the coast of Somalia, the Foreign Affairs ministry announced on Friday.

Appeal Court Upholds 20-Month Sentence for Sam Rainsy

The Appeal Court on Friday upheld a 20-month sentence against former CNRP president Sam Rainsy over his claim that the ruling party had orchestrated last year’s murder of popular political analyst Kem Ley.

Kim Sok Gets 18 Months and Last Word in Rowdy Verdict

Dragged to his feet to hear a guilty verdict for incitement and defamation, government critic Kim Sok doubled-down on Thursday on his claims that the CPP orchestrated last year’s murder of political analyst Kem Ley.

No Issuance of New Travel Documents for US Deportees, Gov’t Says

The government has stopped issuing new travel documents allowing Cambodians to be deported from the U.S., an official said on Thursday.

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Cambodia’s Hun Sen Calls Parties on Ballot Real Opposition

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen denied on Tuesday that 20 small and little-known political parties registered to compete in July 29 national elections were created by his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to provide an illusion of political opposition in the coming polls.

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