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Family of Battambang Doctor Flees Home

As resentment continues to fester among villagers who have tested positive for HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune, the family of the unlicensed doctor accused of spreading the virus has fled their home out of concern for their safety.

Suspects in Church Drug Deal Case Questioned and Detained

Eight Nigerian men and a Cambodian woman who were allegedly dealing drugs from a church in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district were placed in provisional detention at Prey Sar prison on Tuesday after being questioned at the municipal court.

Tong Tin Leader Imprisoned for Two Years for Fraud

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced a 42-year-old woman to two years in prison for defrauding 35 people involved in a “tong tin” community savings scheme of $366,906.

Five on Trial for Plan to Traffic Girls, Women to China

The trial of two Chinese men and three Cambodian women on charges of human trafficking began in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday after they were arrested in May for allegedly brokering marriages between Cambodian women and prospective grooms in China.

Nine Charged in Methamphetamine Trafficking Case

Nine people—eight Nigerian men and a Cambodian woman—were on Monday charged with drug trafficking for allegedly distributing crystal methamphetamine out of a church in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, officials said.

Study: Injections Likely the Cause of HIV Outbreak

A government-led study into a mysterious mass outbreak of HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune has found that the virus was most likely transmitted via injections or intravenous drips.

Scores of Workers Faint at Kandal Garment Factory

More than 60 workers collapsed at the Sun Best garment factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on Thursday morning, according to a factory representative.

City Hall Complains Online About Damaged Bus Stop

Phnom Penh City Hall on Wednesday complained on Facebook about people cutting and stealing metal armrests from a bus stop in Tuol Kok district.

Man Gets Life Sentence for Murder of Girl Over Earrings

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced a 24-year-old man to life in prison for the December 2013 murder of 13-year-old girl, whom he killed in order to steal a pair of earrings that cost an estimated $56.

11-Year-Old Killer Goes Into Hiding

The 11-year-old girl accused of killing her 4-year-old neighbor over a pair of earrings in Kompong Speu province over the weekend went into hiding with her mother Tuesday after provincial authorities failed to secure a safe location for the girl to be rehabilitated.

Case Against Villagers Delayed as Mysterious Accuser Absent

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday postponed the trial of four villagers from Russei Keo district accused of using violence against a landowner, after the mysterious plaintiff in the case failed to appear in court.

Government Targets Unlicensed Medics Amid HIV Outbreak

With more than 225 villagers having tested positive for HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune, the Health Ministry is scrambling to rein in the illegal medical practices that may have led to the outbreak.

Farmworker Charged With Raping 9-Year-Old Girl

A 22-year-old farmworker was charged Sunday with the rape of a 9-year-old girl near a cassava farm in Battambang province’s Samlot district, officials said.

Construction Worker Badly Injured in Eight-Story Fall

A 21-year-old construction worker is recovering at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital from a severe head injury and a broken hip after plummeting eight floors on Saturday while working at a construction site in Daun Penh district’s Phsar Thmei III commune.

Man, 3-Year-Old Boy Killed in Separate Illegal Fishing Accidents

A 32-year-old man died Wednesday night after a homemade bomb he planned to use for fishing exploded as he was assembling it in Kompong Cham province’s Stung Trang district, a commune official said Thursday.

Singer Jailed for Seven Years on Child Sex Charges

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced a popular singer to seven years in prison for procuring child prostitution after she provided a man with a 14-year-old girl to have sex with, a lawyer said Thursday.

Taiwanese Men Sentenced to 20 Years for Possession of Ecstasy

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday sentenced two Taiwanese men to 20 years in prison for possession and use of Ecstasy following their arrest at a hotel in January, and ordered their deportation upon completion of their jail terms.

More Than 200 Infected in HIV Outbreak

More than 200 people have now tested positive for HIV in a mysterious outbreak of the virus in Battambang province’s Roka commune, including 17 migrant workers who returned home from Thailand last week.

Trio Gets Life in Prison For Killing Businesswoman

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced three men, two in absentia, to life in prison for the brutal murder of a Chinese businesswoman on May 2 at the small hat-making factory she ran out of her home in Pur Senchey district.

Foursome Gets 20 Years for Attempted Meth Trafficking

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced four men, one in absentia, to 20 years in prison for attempting to traffic nearly half a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, while a woman involved in the case was acquitted, court officials said.