The Cambodian Mine Action Centre said yesterday it had collected 765 unexploded pieces of ordnance, totalling more than four tonnes of explosives, discovered in a sunken boat in the Tonle Sap in Kampong Chhnang province late last week. The artillery and mortar shells discovered ranged from 105mm to 60mm in size and were found by a team of CMAC underwater Explosive Ordnance Disposal members scouring the river bed since June 2, after receiving information from a local fisherman who had discovered the boat. CMAC officials said they expected to recover more UXOs in the coming days.
CMAC retrieves 765 UXOs from sunken ship
- Prince injured, wife dies after accident
THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec
- Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child
Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed
- We’re going to Wisney World!
More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and
- Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident
THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,