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Crime and law enforcement

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. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1192061/cambodia-and-thailand-to-jointly-fight-voip-scammers/

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.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-ambassador-offers-increased-help-fighting-human-trafficking-meeting-sar-kheng

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. ...

Ly Lya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/telecommunications-ministry-malaysian-commerce-chamber-hold-cybercrime-forum

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. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/stung-treng-authorities-defend-violent-arrest-methods/

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. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/minister-of-interior-urges-continued-crackdown-on-crime-in-sihanoukville

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. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/almost-870-foreigners-rescued-from-human-trafficking-scams

Interior minister expresses regret about year of human trafficking

After months of authorities’ denials, Interior Minister Sar Kheng acknowledged foreign nationals had been trafficked into Cambodia, passed around gambling and other syndicates, faced violence and threats, and were calling out for help and rescue for more than a year. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/interior-minister-expresses-regret-about-year-of-human-trafficking/

More than 220 vehicles fined for violations in a single day

Despite rising crackdowns and inspections, vehicular violations continue to be recorded in the hundreds. At least 227 vehicles were inspected and fined by the police on August 28 including 178 motorcycles and 49 cars. This is according to Lt. Gen. Chhay Kim Khoeun, Deputy Commissioner ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501140623/more-than-220-vehicles-fined-for-violations-in-a-single-day/

Clampdown on illegal online lending

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said on Thursday they have joined forces with police to take legal action against those involved in fraudulent online lending saying it is a crime, and urged the public to contact official financial institutions when borrowing money. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/clampdown-on-illegal-online-lending

Association disputes ‘crime haven’ tag as trafficking reports mount

The Federation of Khmer Chinese in Cambodia on Wednesday disputed international media characterizations of the country as a haven for criminal syndicates as attention grows on human trafficking at scam compounds. ...

VOD Staff
https://vodenglish.news/association-disputes-crime-haven-tag-as-trafficking-reports-mount/

Cambodia says it's helping foreigners scammed by traffickers

Cambodia on Friday said it is attempting to aid foreigners who have been victimized by human traffickers, after Taiwan said it is seeking to free more than 300 of its citizens who were lured to the Southeast Asian nation by organized crime groups. ...

Associated Press
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-says-it-s-helping-foreigners-scammed-by-traffickers/6711458.html

Road accidents claim 942 lives in Cambodia in first half of year

The number of road fatalities in Cambodia declined to 942 people in the first half of 2022, a decrease of 9 percent from 1,033 over the same period last year, Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of state Min Manavy said here on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501135160/road-accidents-claim-942-lives-in-cambodia-in-first-half-of-year/

Ministry of Justice conducts a meeting on “Expedition of Procedure of Money Laundering Cases”

The Ministry of Justice conducted on a meeting on “Expedition of Procedure of Money Laundering Cases” under the presidency by Koeut Rith, Minister of Justice and the President of the Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee for the Implementation of Action Plans of the Joint Group of Asia/Pacific Group ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501104953/ministry-of-justice-conducts-a-meeting-on-expedition-of-procedure-of-money-laundering-cases/

More than 450 vehicles fined in single day amid tightening traffic control measures

At least 454 vehicles were stopped and fined by authorities as the government implement more measures to protect drivers’ and passengers’ lives while they travel. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103351/more-than-450-vehicles-fined-in-single-day-amid-tightening-traffic-control-measures/

Khmer Rouge tribunal hosts forum on victims' role in trial

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) – commonly known as Khmer Rouge Tribunal – is holding a three-day workshop showcasing victim participation in the trial process and post-trial activities. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/khmer-rouge-tribunal-hosts-forum-victims-role-trial

MFA.IC hosts webinar on Combating Financing Of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Taskforce for Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proliferation Financing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA.IC) organized a Webinar on the dissemination of the “Guideline on Procedures of Forwarding Without Delay the Resolutions or Updated Consolidated List of the United Nations ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066068/mfa-ic-hosts-webinar-on-combating-financing-of-proliferation-of-weapons-of-mass-destruction/

Sar Kheng asks public for crime tips

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has renewed his called for the public to provide information related to all kinds of crimes that occur in their local communities – especially drug-related ones – to law enforcement forces so they can be dealt with immediately to maintain ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-asks-public-crime-tips

GDP: Prison conditions improve in 2021

A senior Ministry of Interior official said condition in prison cells across the nation have improved while the management of detainees is safer and more secure. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gdp-prison-conditions-improve-2021

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