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Former City Workers Protest Move to Private Firm

About 60 workers who were transferred to a private company that recently reached a deal to install LED streetlights in Phnom Penh met on Wednesday with municipal governor Pa Socheatvong to air their grievances.

Man Accused of Attempted Homicide in Bar Stabbing

A patron who stabbed a police officer with a broken wine bottle at a Sihanoukville bar was provisionally charged on Tuesday with attempted homicide, committing violence and damaging property, said Huot Vichet, the spokesman for the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court.

Drunken Patron Accused of Stabbing Officer With Bottle

A drunken patron broke furniture and hurled glassware at a Sihanoukville bar after he was asked to leave, then repeatedly stabbed the lone police officer who responded to the fracas in the chest and stomach with a broken wine bottle, police said.

Alleged Smuggler of 112 Rare Turtles Drives Into Canal

A wildlife smuggler coming from Thailand drove into a roadside canal on Wednesday after noticing a police car coming at him from the opposite direction, spilling sacks containing 112 rare turtles in Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district, police said.

Thirteen Injured in Separate Van Crashes

A Virak Buntham van driven by a sleepy driver crashed into the back of a truck carrying sand along National Road 5 in Battambang province’s Mong Russei district on Wednesday, injuring 10 passengers, eight of them severely, police said.

Past Deadline, Most Cigarettes Still Lack Graphic Pictures

Days after a law went into effect requiring all cigarette packages sold in Cambodia to be plastered with graphic images of the health effects of smoking—blackened lungs and an infant on a respirator—there was little evidence of the new packaging in the capital.

Students Migrate, Leaving School at the Border

The high cost of schooling, coupled with poverty and the lure of foreign employment, make staying in the classroom a difficult choice for students and their families, especially in rural areas.

Farmer Charged After Rat Trap Kills Villager

A 52-year-old farmer was arrested on Thursday in Phnom Penh over the death of a fellow villager who was electrocuted by a wire the farmer had strung around his Chroy Changva district rice farm to deter rats from eating his crop, police said.

Husband, Brother Charged in Family Killings

A 45-year-old man who fatally beat his wife during a drunken fight at their home in Kompong Chhnang province’s Kuy village did not kill her intentionally, a commune police chief said on Wednesday.

Woman Caught Trafficking Brides to China

A woman from Kratie province believed to have trafficked about 30 women to China to work or be sold as brides was caught and arrested on Tuesday evening at a Phnom Penh guesthouse with six potential victims, including two minors, an official said on Wednesday.

Internet to Be Introduced at 5,000 Schools

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced an ambitious five-year plan with Metfone to provide internet access to 5,000 state education institutions across the country.