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Chin Brospou, with his mother (left), has his vitals checked as he fights for his life at Kantha Bopha Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
Fri, 28 July 2017

New era looms for Kantha Bopha

In the midst of a very busy Intensive Care Unit at Kantha Bopha’s main campus in Phnom Penh on Wednesday afternoon, 11-month-old Chin Brospou was fighting for his life as doctors monitored him in their continued efforts to save him.

Chan Aun, 31, the wife of arms smuggling suspect Chim Lin, sits with Chim Lea, wife of fellow suspect Yim Savy, on Wednesday in Banteay Meanchey province. The two said they were shocked and do not believe the charges against their husbands.
Fri, 28 July 2017

Families ‘shocked’ at arms smuggling case

The Thais set the rendezvous point just beyond the stream that separates Cambodia’s Sangke village from Thailand. In darkness and rain, a third shipment of weapons allegedly collected and hidden at home by Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) staffer Ub Vireak crossed the international border from Banteay Meanchey province into Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province and was loaded into waiting vans.Not long after, in the early hours of July 18, the ordnance, including three mortar tubes and as many rounds, would be discovered by Thai authorities.

Logs are hauled onto a Vietnamese transporter in O’Tang for delivery to Vietnam in February.
Fri, 28 July 2017

Community forests fall short

Cambodia's system of community forests is being hampered by excessive bureaucratic burdens, poor communication, a lack of incentives and the “massive” external pressures of logging and land conflicts, a new report has found. In their study Collective Action on Forest Governance: An Institutional Analysis of the Cambodian Community Forestry System, researchers Joel Persson and Martin Prowse break down the workings of two community forests in Kratie province and find the local committees tasked with managing them were rendered largely ineffective in conserving their area’s natural resources.

People surround the Toul Sangke Commune Police Station after an alleged kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl by a Vietnamese woman on Wednesdaynight in Phnom Penh.
Fri, 28 July 2017

Mob gathers after kidnapping claim

An angry mob surrounded a police station in Russei Keo district on Wednesday night after the parents of a 14-year-old girl claimed that a Vietnamese woman tried to kidnap their daughter – the latest in a string of kidnapping claims

A nurse practitioner explains family planning options to a patient during a counselling session at the Marie Stopes Chbar Ampov Clinic in Phnom Penh in 2013.
Fri, 28 July 2017

Report: many don’t know abortion legal

Many women in Cambodia remain unaware that abortion is legal, pushing them into pursuing cheap and unsafe practices, according to a new study that also found some medical professionals held the same false belief. Published in the journal Global Public Health, the study, Abortion politics in Cambodia: Social history, local forms and transnational issues said widespread religious beliefs contributed to the idea abortions were wrong. “Contraceptive prevalence remains quite low in Cambodia and various studies document that abortive practices use may be among the highest in South East Asia,” author Pascale Hancart-Petitet wrote in an email.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng speaks on the Kingdom's anti-drug campaign report for the first half of 2017 at a meeting held yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Fri, 28 July 2017

Sar Kheng lauds drug crackdown

Speaking before a crowd of police officials at the Interior Ministry yesterday, Interior Minister Sar Kheng publicly announced the start of the second six-month phase of the government’s

Public Works and Transport Minister Sun Chanthol cuts the red ribbon at a ceremony to launch a new vehicle inspection center yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Fri, 28 July 2017

Minister calls for car check-ups

Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said yesterday that there are about 150,000 cars on Cambodia’s roads without valid road safety certificates, and called on vehicle owners to schedule safety checks on his ministry’s website or risk be

Greater Adjutants at Prek Toal, spotted in 2012.
Fri, 28 July 2017

Ready for take-off

Some 175 endangered greater adjutant chicks have successfully taken flight from protected nests in Battambang’s Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary site this year, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced yesterday.

British national Mark Smith, 39, was arrested on Sunday over allegations that he molested a 5-year-old girl.
Fri, 28 July 2017

International school VP charged for alleged sex assault

A British national and deputy head of an international school in Phnom Penh has been charged with indecent assault following highly publicised claims he abused a 5-year-old student.

Soldiers dig to allow floodwaters in the Stung Sen River to escape in Preah Vihear province.
Fri, 28 July 2017

PM weighs in as floods continue in Kingdom

Water levels in the Mekong River in Stung Treng province climbed to emergency levels yesterday morning as Prime Minister Hun Sen took to Facebook to order local authorities to look out for residents.