Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - No word on Howes and Hourth

No word on Howes and Hourth

No word on Howes and Hourth

N O further information has come to light about kidnapped British deminer Christopher

Howes, in the wake of political tension, according to Royal Cambodian Armed Forces

sources.

Radio communication was last established Nov 21 with a band of alleged Khmer Rouge

fugitives from Anlong Veng who were reported to have Howes, along with his Cambodian

interpreter Houn Hourth, with them.

"Contact with them was cut off while we were busy with internal problems,"

Gen Chea Sotha, chief of the Second Bureau at the Ministry of Defense, said Dec 10.

"We were concerned with other matters, that we did not think about them at the

time."

It was earlier reported that the group were being chased by 80 KR guerrillas dispatched

by a hardline chief, Ta Mok.

"I cannot tell you anything because the matter is secret," said Khan Savoeun,

military commander of Region 4.

According to Sotha, RCAF in November had settled on a reward of $10,000-20,000 with

the KR fugitives to secure the release of the hostages.

Reports of Howes imminent release led his wife and children to travel to Cambodia

from England. They have since returned home.

MOST VIEWED

  • Massive stingrays may live in Mekong’s deep pools

    US scientists have suggested that unexplored deep pools in the Mekong River in an area of Stung Treng could potentially be home to significant populations of giant freshwater stingrays, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish species. This comes as a fisherman hooked a 180

  • CCC team off on US business trip

    The Kingdom’s leading economists and private sector representatives have called on the US to renew its tax preferential status for Cambodian exports, as a Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) delegation departed for a weeklong business visit to the US, where they will meet with

  • PM takes time to meet, greet Cambodians living in the US

    After landing in the US ahead of the ASEAN-US Special Summit, Prime Minister Hun Sen was received by over 1,000 Cambodian-Americans including political analysts who welcomed him with greetings, fist bumps and selfies. Hun Sen also met with analyst Mak Hoeun, who had allegedly spoken ill

  • Khmer cinema classics back on big screen for free at WB Arena’s outdoor movies series

    On a recent Saturday evening at WB Arena, Bunsong was enjoying a tasty BBQ meal with his family after work on the long tables that had been arranged out in front of the restaurant as they watched a Khmer action movie on a big outdoor

  • PM heads to Washington for ASEAN-US special summit

    Regional and international issues and how to bring the ASEAN-US partnership to another level will be discussed at length as Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ministers arrive in Washington, DC, for a special summit on May 12-13. During the trip, Hun Sen and ASEAN

  • National Assembly refutes EU resolution

    The National Assembly (NA) has hit back at a European Parliament resolution condemning the political and human rights situation in Cambodia, calling it another display of the Parliament’s “double standards”. Key points of the resolution include a warning that the Parliament could exclude the