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Tycoon Gunned Down In Phnom Penh

A prominent Phnom Penh businessman died after being shot six times by an unidentified gunman outside a fruit shop in Chamkar Mon district on Saturday, according to military police, who believe the murder was an assassination.

Construction Workers’ Lives Hang in the Balance

The government has not been able to keep pace with Cambodia's construction boom to ensure the safety of the sector’s workforce, which labor experts estimate at 175,000 to 200,000, many of whom are unskilled and paid by the day.

Elephant Stomps Teenage Girl to Death in Koh Kong

An elephant killed a teenage girl in Koh Kong province on Sunday while she was checking fishing nets with her family, according to a commune official.

In Court, Suspects in Gang Rape Case Say Sex Was Consensual

Five men charged with gang raping a 19-year-old woman in December denied the charges during their trial at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday, claiming the sex was consensual.

Motorists Shot in Apparently Unprovoked Drive-By Attack

A group of men armed with guns and swords attacked two motorists as they drove across the Monivong Bridge in Phnom Penh on Saturday afternoon, a police official said Sunday.

Canadian Man Denies Child Sex Abuse Charges in Court

A Canadian man arrested in Siem Reap City in February on suspicion of having sexually abused underage boys denied the allegations during his trial on Friday at the provincial court.

Police Divulge Details of Sex Racket as Pimps are Charged

As a pimp and a madam were charged by the Kandal Provincial Court for selling sex with minors Thursday, police revealed details of the prostitution racket the pair had operated in the province’s Takhmao City.

Six Vietnamese Imprisoned for Selling Sex at Phnom Penh Brothels

Six Vietnamese nationals were on Wednesday sent to Prey Sar prison to serve between seven and 10 years after being found guilty of procuring prostitution—including of minors—at two Phnom Penh massage parlors doubling as brothels.

Three Caught With Crystal Meth Jailed 12 Years

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday convicted three Cambodian men of drug trafficking, and sentenced each of them to 12 years in prison after they were busted by anti-drug police last year while carrying more than 300 grams of a substance that contained crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice.

Despite Identification of Driver In Hit-and-Run, Still No Arrests

A month and a half after Irishman Tomas Beecher was hit and killed by an SUV in Phnom Penh, the investigating judge in the case said this week he does not have enough evidence to issue an arrest warrant for the suspected driver, the 20-year-old daughter of a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces major.

Police Hunt Man Who Murdered Wife With Ax

Police in Koh Kong province are searching for a 47-year-old man who allegedly hacked his wife to death with an ax in a mangrove forest near their home Friday night, local officials said Sunday.

Businessman In $1M Fraud Case Removed as Adviser

King Norodom Sihamoni has signed a royal decree removing Cambodian-American businessman Richer San, who is embroiled in a serious fraud case, from his role as an adviser to Senate president Chea Sim, an official said Thursday.

Five Construction Workers Charged Over Woman’s Death

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged five construction workers with unintentional murder over a building site accident in which a woman was killed Sunday when an iron bar plummeted 12 stories and struck her on the head as she rode past on a motorbike.

Building Work Halted as Workers Face Charges Over Accident

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday will charge six construction workers and a company manager in connection with a building site accident that killed a woman on Sunday, while work on the site has been suspended on government orders, officials said Tuesday.

Workers Held Over Deadly Accident at Building Site

Six construction workers and a company manager have been detained for questioning after a woman was killed by an iron bar that fell from the 12th story of a construction site in Phnom Penh on Sunday as she drove past on her motorbike.

Man Stands Trial for Posting Nude Photos of Girlfriend

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday heard the case of a young man charged with extortion and distribution of pornography after he allegedly posted naked photos of his girlfriend on Facebook.

Woman Gets Two Years for Migrant Workers Fraud

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday sentenced a 60-year-old woman to two years in prison for defrauding 20 would-be migrant workers of more than $32,000.

Woman Killed by Falling Iron Bar at Construction Site

A 42-year-old woman was killed Sunday by an iron bar that fell from a construction site near Olympic Stadium as she drove past on a motorbike.

Former Military Officer Sentenced for Rape

A court on Thursday sentenced a disabled former senior Royal Cambodian Armed Forces officer to five years in prison for the rape and attempted rape of two girls, an official and lawyers for the victims said.

Court Charges Eight Nigerians Busted for Dealing Crystal Meth

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday charged eight Nigerian nationals with drug traf- ficking following their arrest in Phnom Penh on Sunday night for possession and distribution of crystal methamphetamine, but their interrogation will continue as police try to identify other members of their distribution ring, officials said.