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Battambang Monk Arrested, Defrocked for Alleged Sexual Assault

A monk in Battambang province was arrested and defrocked on Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting three young girls and two boys, provincial anti-trafficking police said Monday.

Food Poisoning Cases in Kandal Traced to Wholesaler

More than 200 villagers from five communes in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district fell ill with severe food poisoning on Sunday after eating noodles from a wholesaler in Ampov Prey commune, a local official said Monday.

Workers Faint En Masse At Coat Factory in Bavet

Nearly 50 workers fainted on Saturday at a coat factory in the Tai Seng Special Economic Zone in Bavet City, Svay Rieng, a factory representative said Sunday.

Tela Gas Truck Crashes and Burns, Killing Driver

A tanker truck carrying 32,000 liters of gasoline overturned and burst into flames in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, killing its driver.

Nine Karaoke Parlors Closed After Clash

Nine karaoke parlors in Pur Senchey district were closed indefinitely Monday after an early morning clash between employees of the clubs, district governor Hem Darith said.

Villagers Block Man’s Burial Wish

More than 100 villagers in Kompong Thom province blocked a funeral procession in Stung Sen City on Saturday to prevent the burial of a recently deceased ethnic Vietnamese man on land he owned in the vicinity of a local primary school, villagers and an officials said.

Woman Burned as Gas Thrown in Domestic Argument

A 34-year-old man in Stung Treng province was charged with violence against a spouse by the provincial court on Sunday after he doused his wife in gasoline while she was sitting near a stove, causing her serious injuries.

Businesswoman Arrested for Tying Up Employee

A businesswoman in Ratanakkiri province was arrested on Wednesday after she tied up a staffer she accused of stealing money and kept her locked in a room for two days, police said Thursday.

City’s Teenagers Swept Up in Bubble Tea Boom

Phnom Penh may be a couple of decades late to the bubble tea game, but the sugary-sweet craze that began in Taiwan during the 1980s has officially caught on.

British Man Arrested for Sexual Assault in Sihanoukville

A 68-year-old British man was arrested in Sihanoukville on Tuesday on accusations of sexual assault and producing pornography, a police official said Wednesday.

Tycoon Sent to Prison After Complaint From Younger Brother

An elderly tycoon was arrested and jailed last week on charges of breach of trust following a complaint from his younger brother, also a wealthy businessman, after the siblings clashed over a real estate deal, the National Police said on Saturday.

Chinese Man Killed in Explosives Accident in Kratie

A Chinese man was killed and another was injured in an explosion at a quarry in Kratie province on Friday afternoon, according to a district police chief.

Three Tons of Illicit Medicine Seized in Raid

Police seized more than three tons of illicit medicine in a raid on a private residence in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district on Wednesday.

23 Girls Faint en Masse at Kompong Cham School

More than 20 girls fainted at a Kompong Cham provincial high school Wednesday, according to the school’s deputy principal, who cited as its cause a collective hysteria among the students at watching each other collapse.

Schools Fret as ‘Kikilu’ Craze Runs Rampant

A Phnom Penh municipal education official said Wednesday that principals and teachers across the city were struggling to contain the “kikilu” phenomenon that has swept the country.

King Pays Visit, Donates To Takeo Villagers

King Norodom Sihamoni on Monday offered donations to hundreds of poor families in Takeo province during a visit to Tram Kak district.

$20M Pledged in US-Backed School Food Scheme

A U.S. government-backed $20-million-school-feeding program was launched Tuesday, aiming to provide a hot, daily breakfast for 150,000 primary and preschool students in Battambang, Siem Reap and Kompong Thom provinces.

Robber Killed After Armed Gang Terrorizes Family

A burglar was shot dead and another injured on Sunday night during a shootout with police in Prey Veng province after an armed gang of six men carried out a violent robbery at a home in Preah Sdech district, police said.

Gov’t Seizes 4 Boats for Breaking Dredging Ban

The Ministry of Water Resources seized four boats on Wednesday for allegedly breaking a government ban on river sand dredging in Phnom Penh and is searching for the owners.

Indigenous Women Launch Advocacy Campaign

A group of about 30 indigenous minorities from seven different provinces came together for a workshop at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center on Wednesday to discuss problems facing women in their communities.