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Five People Charged Over Illegal Lotteries

The Battambang Provincial Court on Tuesday charged three men and two women who were arrested Sunday for allegedly selling lottery tickets in contravention of Cambodia’s gambling laws, officials said.

Two Accused Over Suspected Fake Shower Lotion

Two Vietnamese men appeared in Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court on Monday for allegedly selling bottles of fake shower lotion.

At City’s 2,500-Riel Shops, It’s Buyers Beware

Customers may not expect top-of-the-line products when they shop in discount stores for shampoos, shower gels or beauty creams. But as a police raid on a 2,500-riel store in Phnom Penh last week showed, neither should they expect to get exactly what they are paying for.

Seven People Dead After Descending Well to Save Others

Five children and two adults died in Siem Reap province Saturday evening after attempting to rescue an 11-year-old who descended to retrieve 3,000 riel (about $0.75) that had fallen into an oxygen-deprived well. An eighth person survived but was rushed to the hospital unconscious.

Police Raid Store, Seize Fake Beauty Products

Police raided a discount store in Phnom Penh and seized more than 1,000 bottles of beauty products on Monday after receiving a tip that the shop was selling counterfeit goods, an official said.

S’ville Police Lieutenant Arrested for Selling Drugs

A lieutenant in the Sihanoukville police was arrested on Monday afternoon for selling methamphetamine, local military police said Tuesday.

Burned Woman Will Live; Casino Probe on Hold

A woman who was set on fire by her boyfriend inside a casino along the Vietnamese border will survive the attack but will likely be permanently disabled, a local police official said Monday.

Man Murdered After Sorcery Accusation

A man in Kompong Chhnang province was killed Thursday night by a relative who accused him of sorcery, an official said.

Woman Set Alight by Boyfriend in Border Casino

A 21-year-old woman has been hospitalized with critical injuries after two men doused her in alcohol and set her alight at a casino in Kompong Cham province in the early hours of Friday morning, police said Sunday.

Robbers Kill Owners of Battambang Restaurant

Two men who ran a restaurant serving dog meat in Battambang province were shot to death at close range by two robbers on Fri­day night, police said Sunday.

SUV Fleeing Minor Crash Seriously Injures Woman

An SUV smashed into a motorbike and seriously injured a woman on Phnom Penh’s Sihanouk Boulevard early Thursday while fleeing the scene of a minor accident, police said.

Economic Official in K Cham Hit and Run

A car belonging to Ly Thida, the director of the Kompong Cham provincial department of economy and finance, was involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision Thursday in the province’s Choeung Prey district, a police official said.

Woman, Daughter Killed After House Collapses

A Cham Muslim fisherman in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district was on Wednesday coming to terms with the prospect of life as a widower and single father after his wife and one of his daughters were crushed to death when their stilt house collapsed in strong winds on Tuesday night.

Hungarian Woman, 102, Dies in S’ville Rental Villa

A 102-year-old Hungarian woman was found dead Tuesday morning at her grandson’s rental house in Sihanoukville, police said.

Market Vendors Protest Over Fees in Prey Veng

About 350 vendors protested in front of Prey Veng Provincial Hall on Monday to call for adequate compensation after a fire ripped through the provincial market in April, while also demanding that the market’s owners take more responsibility for fires in the future.

Chinese Man Dies as Boat Sinks off Koh Kong

A Chinese man died and eight men were rescued Sunday after their longboat sank in a storm off the coast of Peam Krasorb commune in Koh Kong province’s Mondol Seima district, police said.

Three Men Killed in Motorbike Collision in Kandal

Three men in their twenties were killed in Kandal province on Wednesday evening when the motorbikes they were traveling on, one speeding at 80 kilometers per hour, collided head-on in Koh Thom district’s Chrey Thom commune, police said.

Interior Ministry Seeks New Recruits

The Interior Ministry is seeking 478 students to work in prisons and offices across the country, according to an announcement posted online Monday.

Three Men Arrested for Raping Two Girls

Three men were sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning Tuesday after allegedly having sex with two girls aged 13 and 14, police officials said Tuesday.

Two Dead, 5 Injured in Kompong Chhnang Fires

A four-year-old girl burned to death on Friday night in a house fire in Kompong Chhnang province that left five others seriously burned, while a man in his sixties died in another fire in the province on Saturday, police said.