Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Hambali was here

Hambali was here

Hambali was here

The man believed to head the regional terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya (JI) spent several months in Cambodia during 2002/3, government sources said. Hambali, whose real name is Riduan Isamuddin, spent at least two of those months in Phnom Penh at an Islamic guesthouse on Boeung Kak lake, a well-known backpacker area. JI is accused of carrying out numerous terrorist attacks in the region, including the Bali bombing that killed 202 people in October 2002. The guesthouse owner told the Post that Hambali, an Indonesian citizen, passed himself off as Thai, and was quiet, polite and had a penchant for current affairs. Hambali is being questioned by US authorities.

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • ‘Do not harm Cambodians’, says PM’s son to opposition

    Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son Hun Manet said on Sunday that the Kingdom would not bow to international pressure, and accused some Western countries of siding with opposition politicians who hold dual citizenship to exert pressure on Cambodia. The remarks were made after