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Military personnel in riot gear participate in an exercise last week at a police training facility. Youtube
Tue, 27 September 2016

Army’s intro to riot control

Raised riot shields in their left hands, batons ready in their right, the line of several dozen soldiers advanced toward the crowd of “protesters” who, armed with sticks and placards, lunged forward now and then to strike out at the

Tue, 27 September 2016

Dredging figures do not add up

Transparency and environmental groups are calling on the Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate potential smuggling in the sand-dredging industry after a gaping $750 million discrepancy was discovered between Cambodia’s documented sand

Self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy speaks in July at the European Parliament, where he called for stricter action from the EU to ensure legitimate elections in 2017 and 2018. Photo supplied
Tue, 27 September 2016

Int’l pressure ‘key to pardon’

Self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy told a British television show he hopes the international community will pressure Prime Minister Hun Sen to grant him a royal pardon, while allowing he was “considering” coming back to Cambod

Activists talk to the media yesterday at the Ministry of Environment in Phnom Penh after delivering a petition that called for the release of a dam-impact report. Keo rathana
Tue, 27 September 2016

Activists call for info on dam

A group of environmental activists petitioned the government yesterday to release information about the potential impact of the proposed 2,600-megawatt Sambor dam on the Mekong River in Kratie province, which they say could displace

Tue, 27 September 2016

Police chief accused of corruption in Kep

About 100 police officers in Kep have thumbprinted a letter calling for the dismissal of the province’s police chief, Ing Som Ol, whom they accuse of nepotism, bribery and poor management skills.

Tue, 27 September 2016

‘Forest clearing’ arrest provokes road closure

A group of 50 villagers yesterday briefly blocked National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province as part of a protest demanding that provincial authorities release a 34-year-old woman arrested for allegedly clearing land in the Kbal Chh

Tue, 27 September 2016

Two farmers accused in CNRP activist’s murder

Two men have been arrested in connection with last week’s murder of a Tbong Khmum province activist for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, a killing believed to have been sparked by “individual revenge”, police said yest

Five Chinese nationals pose for a photo at a military police station in Phnom Penh last year after they were arrested for their suspected involvement in a kidnapping. Photo supplied
Tue, 27 September 2016

Chinese ‘kidnapping’ trial unfolds

Six Chinese nationals allegedly involved in the kidnapping and illegal confinement of three of their countrymen in the capital in December yesterday denied having any knowledge of the case in a hearing at Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Tue, 27 September 2016

Cambodian fishermen arrested in Thai waters

Koh Kong provincial authorities intervened yesterday to seek the repatriation of 50 Cambodian citizens who were arrested while fishing illegally in Thai territory on Sunday morning, a Mondul Seima district official confirmed.

Tue, 27 September 2016

Fisherman dies tangled in own nets

A 66-year-old fisherman drowned on Sunday after his legs became entangled in a gill net that he was setting along the Pursat River in Pursat province’s Sampov Meas district.