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Cyanide ‘found in samples’

Publication date 25 May 2018 | 09:05 | ICT

A senior official at the Ministry of Environment said on Thursday analysis of blood samples from victims of Kratie province’s contaminated water incident earlier this month have confirmed the presence of cyanide, albeit at very low levels



  • Kampong Chhnang bust sees 9 off to court

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 09:06 | ICT

    Kampong Chhnang provincial police sent nine suspects to court on Thursday for allegedly dealing and using drugs in Kampong Chhnang town, said Khoem Sophat, provincial deputy head of the anti-drug office.

  • Over 100,000 snares found in Cardamom National Park

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 08:57 | ICT

    Rangers in Cambodia’s Southern Cardamom National Park, along with the Wildlife Alliance, have removed 109,217 snares in just over six years, said Biodiversity Conservation, highlighting the scale of the poaching epidemic in Southeas

  • Ruling on Ricketson charges due in July

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 08:55 | ICT

    An investigating udge closed a probe into espionage allegations against Australian filmmaker James Ricketson last week but has yet to set a date for the hearing, defence lawyer Peung Yok Hiep said on Thursday.

  • Member of KNLF jailed on ‘incitement’ charge

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 10:06 | ICT

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced a member of the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) to 18 months in prison and a 3 million riel fine for organising a press conference last year, which the court said amounted

  • Oddar Meanchey villagers told to leave tourist site

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:56 | ICT

    The governor of Samrong city, Oddar Meanchey province, issued a letter on Tuesday, ordering villagers to remove huts, houses and other structures from the Roluos Thom Natural Eco Tourist Site, after allegedly moving onto the land il

  • UN, Licadho stopped from Oddar Meanchey dispute probe

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:58 | ICT

    Anlong Veng district authorities in Oddar Meanchey province on Wednesday allegedly prevented a civil society organisation and United Nations officials from investigating a land dispute involving 122 families living in Anlong commune

  • Newborn is rescued from factory bathroom

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:57 | ICT

    A newborn boy was rescued and sent to the National Children Hospital on Tuesday after a garment worker who delivered her child abandoned him at a factory’s bathroom in Kong Pisey district, Kampong Speu province, on Saturday.

  • Disaster agency stockpiling rice and seeds for flood prep

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:33 | ICT

    National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said on Wednesday that the government had stockpiled 12,000 tonnes of rice and crop seeds to support Cambodians in rural areas facing natural disasters such as droughts and

  • Theology debate Monk grabs attention for karma video

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:29 | ICT

    People have reacted with scorn to the head monk of the Samaki Raingsey pagoda, Thach Hasam Ang, for saying those who fell victim to land grabbing had themselves grabbed land in a previous life, and are now paying the price.

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 08:48 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Bai