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Indonesia Seeks Arrest of Casino Employees

The Indonesian Embassy has demanded that police arrest employees of a casino in Kandal province who allegedly tortured three Indonesian citizens who were among 16 illegally detained after $161,000 worth of casino credit went missing, an embassy official said Tuesday.

May 27, 2015

CNRP Wants Investigation Into Poipet Melee

The opposition CNRP on Tuesday released a statement demanding an “independent, unbiased investigation” into a violent demonstration in Poipet City on Monday, which saw military police fire warning shots above protesting handcart-pullers.

May 27, 2015

Ostap Doroshenko Transferred to Work in Capital

Ostap Doroshenko arrived in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to begin his new position in the Interior Ministry’s personnel department after being transferred from Preah Sihanouk province, where he was a captain in the provincial immigration police.

May 27, 2015

Australia Sets Aside $12.1M to Settle Refugees Here

Australia on Tuesday revealed that it will be spending AU$15 million (US$12.1 million) on resettling refugees in Cambodia under a controversial deal the two countries signed last year, on top of the AU$40 million (US$31.2 million) in additional aid Cambodia will receive for agreeing to the scheme.

May 27, 2015

CNRP Activist Recounts Day of ‘Insurrection’ at Trial

A CNRP activist charged with using violence during the opposition party’s alleged insurrection attempt last year told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday that he had little recollection of the protest after being knocked on the head with a baton.

May 27, 2015

Global Fund, Gov’t to Continue Probe Into Bribes

Anti-Corruption Unit chairman Om Yentieng on Tuesday said representatives of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will visit Cambodia next week to follow up on bribery allegations against former National Malaria Center director Duong Socheat.

May 27, 2015

Gov’t Building Tech Institute in Kompong Speu

The government has begun construction on a second Institute of Technology on a 200-hectare campus in Kompong Speu province as part of its effort to better meet the country’s growing demand for workers with engineering and technical skills, the Education Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

May 27, 2015

Cyber Law to Protect Gov’t Honor, Ministry Says

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications said Tuesday that rules punishing people for insulting government officials online would be included in a pending cybercrime law, but insisted that the state had no intention to restrict social media use.

May 27, 2015

Man Questioned Over Body Found in Bag in Trash

Phnom Penh municipal military police were last night questioning a man suspected of being involved in the murder of Srun Sopheak, 35, whose body was discovered stuffed into a bag and ditched in a trash pile on Saturday in Sen Sok district.

May 27, 2015
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