Law and judiciary
Crime and law enforcement
Chinese investors returning: Cambodia should learn the lesson of money laundering risks
The real estate industry in Cambodia has been identified as a high-risk sector for money laundering due to a number of factors. In recent years, the industry has experienced substantial growth, which has attracted foreign investors, particularly from China. This has led to a substantial influx ...
Cambodia looks to Australia for cybercrime help
Cambodia asked Australia to provide more support for the training of the Kingdom’s police officers in the fight against cybercrime, which is on the rise across Asia. ...
Officials suspect arson by hunters in sanctuary fire
Environment officials and authorities in Preah Vihear province are investigating a wildfire in the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary that damaged more than 4,000ha of forest in recent days, said officials on March 6. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Cambodia, Vietnam interior ministries sign ‘23 co-op plan
The Cambodian Ministry of Interior and Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security have signed an agreement that will see them strengthen their bilateral cooperation, according to the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA). ...
Officers crackdown on illegal timber trafficking
Mondulkiri authorities launched a crackdown on forestry crimes that took place in an off-road race track. This took place on February 16, in Me Pai village, Pu Chrey commune, Pechreada district, Mondulkiri. ...
Khmer Times Staff
US experts train Cambodians on artifact crime prevention
Cambodian officials have undertaken a week-long training on artifact conservation, protection and restoration and documenting theft. ...
Criminal background check process goes digital
To increase the efficiency of criminal background checks, the Ministry of Justice will trial a digital application process from February 6. In a February 3 public notice, the ministry said that moving the process to a digital platform would makes applications faster and easier for the ...
Be mindful of informal financing, NBC warns
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and National Police on February 2 issued a joint statement warning of the risks associated with informal financial services, which it said could put borrowers in excessive debt or otherwise upend their lives. ...
Action plan set to safeguard Tonle Sap Lake
An inter-ministerial committee tasked with combating fisheries crimes at Tonle Sap Lake has issued a five-point action plan designed to preserve it as a natural resource for long-term public interests. The committee, led by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina, finalised the plan during ...
Malaysian police liaise with Preah Sihanouk police over trafficking cases
Malaysian police are seeking cooperation from the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration to prevent human trafficking involving their countrymen in the coastal province. ...
Look out for online scammers posing as sellers, interior ministry unit warns
The interior ministry’s IT department has issued a fresh warning for the public to be vigilant for scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers. ...
Ministry official accused of $390K embezzlement
The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has arrested Lay Samnang, former deputy director of the Finance and Supply Department under the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, for allegedly embezzling nearly $390,000 of state funds. ...
Samban Chandara and Kim Sarom
GDP seeking solution to Ratanakkiri prison land dispute
The General Department of Prisons (GDP) is planning to establish an ad-hoc working group to cooperate with the Ratanakkiri Provincial Administration to find a solution to a land dispute concerning the provincial prison. The announcement followed a December report by a local online media outlet on ...
Cambodia and Thailand to jointly fight VoIP scammers
Defence Minister General Tea Banh has made a joint commitment with Thailand’s First Deputy Prime Minister to combat VoIP scams, a heated issue in the two Southeast Asian countries in recent years, among other cross-border crimes. ...
US ambassador offers increased help fighting human trafficking in meeting with Sar Kheng
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reiterated to the US ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy that Cambodia was committed to combating all forms of human trafficking, pointing to the complex nature of the crime today due to technology as one barrier to effective enforcement. ...
Telecommunications ministry, Malaysian commerce chamber hold cybercrime forum
Having identified cyber-attacks as a major challenge for Cambodia and the world, the Malaysian Business Chamber of Cambodia and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications co-organised a cyber-security forum in the fight against cybercrime. ...
Stung Treng authorities defend violent arrest methods
A Stung Treng spokesperson has defended the use of violence in arrests related to “red-handed” crimes as he responded to a video of seemingly unnecessary violence while handcuffing a man in front of his young child. ...
Minister of interior urges continued crackdown on crime in Sihanoukville
The Minister of Interior said the government has plowed billions of dollars into transforming Sihanoukville into an attractive tourism destination while attracting foreign investment as authorities continue to carry out raids for suspected kidnapping and trafficking. ...
16th ASEAN ministerial meeting on transnational crime and related meetings to take place this week
Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior is going to host the 16th ASEAN Ministerial Meetings on Transnational Crime and Related Meetings on Sept. 21-22, 2022 via Videoconference. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Almost 870 foreigners rescued from human trafficking scams
About 865 foreign nationals have been rescued within four months in 87 human trafficking cases across four provinces, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday. ...