New agreements reached between Phnom Penh and Beijing to combat the trafficking of Cambodian ‘brides’ to China will be useless without fresh funding and stricter enforcement, anti-trafficking groups warned on Monday.
Ministers from the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries released a statement last week outlining the region’s commitment to strengthen efforts to address illegal wildlife trade and tackle wildlife crime.
The latest iteration of Exercise Golden Dragon is yet another sign of their deepening military cooperation.
Porous borders and a lack of enforcement contributed to the record seizure of methamphetamine in East and Southeast Asia last year.
Police found some 50 kilograms of drugs at the venue and detained 29 suspected dealers during the nighttime raid on February 23.
Authorities in Cambodia Monday arrested business tycoon Kith Theang in connection with a Feb. 23 drug raid at a Phnom Penh nightclub he owns.
Danny Pope was arrested in a Phnom Penh child sex brothel where he had a room. Five prostitutes, including three children, were discovered in the massage parlor.
Cambodia and Singapore vowed on Monday to enhance their cooperation in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, said a Cambodian spokesman.
A man who was arrested and remanded last month in connection with the Cambodia jobs scam has been released on police bail upon the expiry of his remand order.
The raid on the Rock Entertainment Center on Saturday netted 29 alleged drug dealers, 231 alleged users, 50 kilograms of drugs and one pistol, according to a police spokesman.
Two more suspects have been remanded for four days in connection with an alleged job scam that saw 47 Malaysians detained in Cambodia.
An Australian restaurateur has been charged with setting fire to his own eatery and using narcotics in the Cambodian resort city of Siem Reap.
A man arrested in connection with the cheating case involving 47 Malaysians who were detained in Cambodia has been remanded for four days from today.
It has been confirmed that a suspect was arrested in connection with the cheating case involving 47 Malaysians who were detained in Cambodia.
A rising number of Cambodian women are being sold as brides in China but complaints and convictions are on the decline with many victims refusing to speak out because their families are colluding with trafficking rings, a regional police chief said.
After being held for more than two months without trial, all 47 Malaysians in Cambodia arrested for allegedly being involved in an online gaming syndicate, were released from Banteay Mancheay prison.
The Malaysian government has thanked Cambodia over the release of 47 Malaysians who were detained in the country since December last year.
Malaysia hopes that the Cambodian authorities will expedite their investigation process on the 47 Malaysians being held at the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Prison so that those not guilty can be freed soon, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
“Before being put in prison here, my friends and I were ‘imprisoned’ for nearly three weeks in a three-storey house.”
Cambodian authorities have yet to bring charges against the 47 Malaysians presently being held in a Cambodian provincial jail over their alleged involvement in illegal online gambling.