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Governor on Interpol List Three Years After Shooting

An international arrest warrant has finally been issued for Chhouk Bundith, the former governor of Svay Rieng province’s Bavet City who went into hiding before being found guilty of shooting three garment workers three years ago, according to National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith.

July 30, 2015

Military Seeks More Money From Private Firms

More than five years after Prime Minister Hun Sen launched a government patronage initiative pairing private companies with military units, Defense Minister Tea Banh led a workshop Wednesday asking companies to keep the money coming.

July 30, 2015

Report Challenges Gov’t Land Concession Claims

Cambodia is experiencing a “total system failure” of its forest management regime in the face of the government’s widespread and unlawful use of concessions meant for growing crops to let companies harvest timber, according to a new report by U.S.-based environmental protection group Forest Trends.

July 30, 2015

Anti-Dredging Protests in Koh Kong Called Off

Representatives of about 100 villagers and activists in Koh Kong province on Wednesday said they decided to temporarily halt their campaign against two sand-dredging companies because a group of suspected agitators had appeared in the area.

July 30, 2015

Interior Ministry to Launch Own TV Station

The Interior Ministry on Wednesday signed an agreement with a Chinese media company to launch its own radio and digital television stations next year, with the firm planning to invest more than $30 million into the joint venture.

July 30, 2015

Ex-Cadre Tells Tribunal of Suicides at Airport

A witness at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Wednesday told of people committing suicide at the Kompong Chhnang airport construction site, including a woman who threw herself under a moving truck.

July 30, 2015

Man Arrested for Rape Of Teenage Daughter

A farmer was arrested in Kampot province on Wednesday morning for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter three times in the forests of Chhuk district after taking her with him to trap wild animals, police said.

July 30, 2015

Verdict in Agriculture Fraud Case Delayed

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday delayed a verdict in the $1-million fraud case brought by a Phnom Penh dentist against Cambodian-American businessman Richer San and three of his associates, saying further investigation is needed.

July 30, 2015
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