The Federal Government of Belgium has awarded the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) funds to assist in its ongoing clearance operations in Cambodia. The grant, totalling US$806,152, will be used to help with clearances in Battambang and Pailin provinces for the next two years. MAG, operating in the northwest of the country since 1992, will use the grant to pay for one manual clearance team, another team using trained dogs that detect mines, and a machine for cutting vegetation. In 2007, the government estimated that there were about 16 land mines and explosive remnants of war per hectare of Cambodian soil.
Mine clearance gets funding boost
- 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,