Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Missiles destroyed

Missiles destroyed

Missiles destroyed

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), in cooperation with a US military contractor,

completed the destruction of the country's entire inventory of SA-3 ground-to-air

defense missiles - 33 in all - on November 18.

The public ceremony was held at RCAF Armor Center in Kampong Speu.

Meas Sophea, Deputy Commander in Chief of the RCAF and head of the Cambodian army,

presided over the ceremony. He said Cambodia was committed to keeping weapons out

of the hands of terrorists.

The program was funded by a grant of roughly $900,000 from the US State Department.

US Ambassador Joseph A Mussomeli called the move "an important precedent."

MOST VIEWED

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release