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Extortion victims in Cambodia urged to lodge reports

Cambodian authorities have urged victims and the public to report any extortion involving pornographic images and videos to them.

British Teacher and Fraudster Lover Held in Cambodia on Drugs, Robbery Charges

A U.K. fraudster and a British teacher, reportedly the man’s girlfriend, have been arrested in Cambodia for robbing a mobile phone seller and possessing drugs.

China signs Cambodia trade deal at start of regional charm offensive

China's top diplomat was in Cambodia on Monday (Oct 12) on the start of a visit both countries hope will boost relations at a time of increased tensions with the United States.

Nigerian Igwe Linus arrested in Cambodia for meth smuggling

Police in Cambodia have arrested a 39 year-old Nigerian, Ogadimma Igwe Linus and 29 year-old Sierra Leonean, identified as Abdul for attempting to ship drugs into Australia.

Cambodia Police Arrest Two Nigerians Over Online Scam

Also arrested was a 33-year-old Cambodian woman, Thon Sarem.

Court Interviews Villagers Over Arrests of Leasing Company Repo Men

Four villagers have been interviewed by the court over the arrests of four men from leasing company Akchalnak Trop LOD, who allegedly brought an ax to the Kampong Chhnang village to repossess a motorbike with overdue monthly payments.

Men Arrested for Repossession Attempt Without Court Approval

Kampong Chhnang province’s military police commander said companies must first go through the courts before confiscating any debtors’ possessions, after authorities arrested four leasing company officers for breaking a lock as they tried to take away a motorbike with overdue payments.

Unknown Assailants Damage Car and Beat Two Kratie Journalists

Two journalists in Kratie province have filed a police complaint in Tbong Khmum province accusing unknown assailants of beating them while on a reporting trip to cover forestry crimes.

Mondulkiri District Governor Transferred Over Illegal Land Grabbing

The first of 10 Mondulkiri public officials implicated in illegal land grabbing in the province has been transferred from his position — a warning to others, according to a government spokesperson, but for local rights monitors a sign of continuing impunity over imprisonable crimes.

Journalists attacked after reporting forestry crime

Four local online news journalists were attacked on September 28 by a group of men who they say were timber traders seeking revenge after the reporters had singled them out to police for committing forestry crimes.

Mondulkiri Official Removed from Post due to Illegal Forest Occupation

Despite his involvement in illegal activities, Sin Vanvuth has reportedly been transferred from his district governorship to the Ministry of Interior.

The man who starred in iconic Solo ads is arrested in Cambodia

The star of the iconic ‘Solo Man’ Schweppes drink ad has been arrested for alleged drug activity in Cambodia, after earlier prison terms in the same country and in Thailand.

TV journalist reportedly murdered in Cambodia

A prominent Cambodian television journalist was reportedly killed in Phnom Penh in the early hours of Sept. 29 when he was attacked from behind while on his motorbike.

Cambodian man arrested with almost 300 centuries-old jars

A man on Cambodia’s southern coast was arrested for possessing almost 300 centuries-old earthenware jars that he is believed to have salvaged from a shipwreck, an official said Tuesday.

Anti-Terror Officer Sued for Wielding Gun at Pchum Ben Duck Soup Party

An anti-terrorism officer arrived uninvited to a noodle restaurant’s Pchum Ben duck soup party, got drunk, pulled out his gun, and threatened to kill the restaurateur and his wife, alleges a complaint lodged against him at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Cambodia posts lower number of drug-related offences

Cambodia recorded a decrease in drug-related crimes in the first eight months of 2020, according to the latest report by the country’s National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) as reported by the Khmer Times.

Four journalists arrested for extortion in Sihanoukville

Preah Sihanouk provincial police on September 8 arrested six people, including four journalists, for allegedly threatening and extorting money from a Chinese national.

Rights Advocates Decry Lenient Punishment for Ousted Police Chief

Rights advocates have called for criminal proceedings to be initiated against ousted Kampong Thom police chief Ouk Kosal, who was fired by the Ministry of Interior on Monday after being accused in July of physical harassment by four of his officers.

Police Chief’s Demotion Over Sex Abuse Claims ‘Not Enough’: Gender Advocate

A gender rights advocate has said the demotion of a male provincial police chief accused of pressuring women officers to perform sex acts in return for promotions did not go far enough to protect the women and bring them justice.

‘Accomplices’ Detained in Covid-19 Quarantine Hotel Jailbreak Case

Authorities are closing “a little loophole” in Covid-19 quarantine procedures following the escape of two Chinese men from a hotel on Wednesday night, with officers on the chase and “accomplices” brought in for questioning.


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