A Cambodian man and his Vietnamese wife were sentenced to three years in prison and fined four million riels (about US$1,000) each after being convicted of drug trafficking yesterday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Ek Sinoeun, 29, and his wife Nguven Yai Yee, 24, were arrested at their house in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on April 26 this year. Police said they confiscated 45 pills of amphetamines from the residence. The married couple denied the charges of trafficking yesterday and claimed the drugs police confiscated were only for personal consumption.
Married couple caged after drugs conviction
- 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,
- Gov’t continues China tilt as ties with the US slide on ‘interference’ in Kingdom’s internal affairs
CHINA has granted some $131 million in aid to the Cambodian military. It comes as yet another sign that the Kingdom is strengthening strategic ties with its Asian neighbour to counter increasingly cold relations with the United States. The aid was announced as part of a