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Ministry of National Defense

Ministry, EU discuss management of chemical and associated wastes

The National Authority for the Prohibition of Chemical, Nuclear, Biological and Radiological Weapons (NACW) at the Ministry of National Defence and the EU have co-organised a 12-day workshop for 205 trainees from 29 institutions. The workshop focuses on training participants on the Sound Management of Chemicals ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-eu-discuss-management-chemical-and-associated-wastes

Banh: ‘Talks ongoing over US cooperation’

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh and new US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy have agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, particularly militarily. Banh, who is also deputy prime minister, told The Post that during a meeting with Murphy on Wednesday at the ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banh-talks-ongoing-over-us-cooperation

China to provide $84M grant to strengthen Kingdom’s military

China will grant the Kingdom 600 million yuan ($84 million) as it continues to support the strengthening of the Cambodian military, Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said on Wednesday. The aid is to upgrade equipment and improve training, in what was described as comprehensive ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/china-provide-84m-grant-strengthen-kingdoms-military

Ministry scolds park rangers

The Environment Ministry on Tuesday issued two directives reminding park rangers to properly manage their small arms and refrain from donning unsanctioned uniforms. According to the first directive, rangers must follow 10 points on how to properly store their weapons, meet safety standards and when to ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642429/ministry-scolds-park-rangers/

‘Ninety-nine oknha in army’

A senior military official said on Sunday that the Ministry of National Defence had found almost 100 military personnel with the title “oknha”. He told The Post that the ministry was preparing procedural formalities to enable the oknha to choose between keeping the honorific or ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ninety-nine-oknha-army

RCAF officials forced to pick oknha title or their position

More than two-thirds of senior officials at the General Command Headquarters of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) have decided to relinquish their oknha titles to maintain their roles in the armed forces, an RCAF official said. Of 61 senior officials, 45 relinquished their title ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rcaf-officials-forced-pick-oknha-title-or-their-position

Cambodia, Laos begin troop withdrawal from disputed area

Cambodia and Laos have begun to withdraw troops from disputed territory in Preah Vihear province after senior military officials from both sides conducted negotiations. Senior military officers Lieutenant General Srey Doek and Major General Duang Chan recently negotiated with Major General Soukai Phommasone, Laos’ Champassak provincial ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639362/cambodia-laos-begin-troop-withdrawal-from-disputed-area/

‘Large-scale’ disaster rescue drill to be held

Cambodia will conduct a “large-scale” emergency evacuation drill with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam “in near future”, Ministry of National Defence spokesman Chum Socheat told The Post on Tuesday. Without specifying the number of soldiers that will be involved in the exercise, Socheat said the drill ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/large-scale-disaster-rescue-drill-be-held

Journalists invited to tour Ream Naval Base

The Ministry of National Defence on Friday invited some 70 national and international journalists to inspect the Ream Naval Base following reports last week of a deal with China to use the facility. The story was immediately dismissed by Prime Minister Hun Sen as “fabricated ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/journalists-invited-tour-ream-naval-base

Thousands of crimes along the borders prevented: Defence Ministry

The Defence Ministry yesterday reported that it cracked down on more than 2,900 border crimes during the first six months of this year while pledging to continue cooperation with neighbouring countries to fight crimes. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50620479/thousands-of-crimes-along-the-borders-prevented-defence-ministry/

Cambodia rejects suspicions reversal on us base upgrade signals plans to host Chinese military assets

Cambodia’s Minister of Defense Tea Banh on Monday dismissed suspicions that his government had reneged on accepting an offer from the U.S. to upgrade buildings at a naval base in Preah Sihanouk province because it plans to host Chinese military assets at the site. In a ...

Joshua Lipes
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/base-07012019152820.html

Banh: The Khmer Rouge worse than sanctions and pressure Khmer Rouge

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said on Thursday that having sanctions and external pressure placed on Cambodia was not worse than life under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Tea Banh, who is also deputy prime minister, was speaking to military and ruling party officials ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/banh-khmer-rouge-worse-sanctions-and-pressure-khmer-rouge

Hun Manet leads thousands in first military exercise as commander

The Royal Cambodian Army on Saturday kicked off its first live-fire exercise, the Golden Hanuman 2019, in Kampot province with more than 2,000 soldiers ascending upon a 10,000-hectare training ground for the annual training. Lieutenant General Hun Manet, army commander, inspected troops and heavy armour, ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50600946/hun-manet-leads-thousands-in-first-military-exercise-as-commander/

Golden Hanuman military exercises to be held on May 3-8

More than a month since completing the Golden Dragon joint military exercises with China, some 2,000 members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) are set to launch their own drills at a Kampot army training school. Next month’s exercises, using live ammunition, will take ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/golden-hanuman-military-exercises-be-held-may-3-8

Golden Dragon joint military exercises with China begin today

Today the Cambodian and Chinese armies will hold their largest joint military exercise. Dubbed the “Golden Dragon”, senior military officials say it is a representation of current Sino-Cambodian relations. They also say that since joint military exercises began with China in 2016, the drills have ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50586172/golden-dragon-joint-military-exercises-with-china-begin-today/

Cambodian army backs business group in land dispute, defying government order

Cambodia’s military is backing a powerful company in its seizure of land in Preah Vihear province, guarding bulldozers sent to destroy villagers’ crops and defying government orders not to get involved in land disputes, Cambodian sources say. Speaking to RFA’s Khmer Service on Wednesday, one village ...

Richard Finney
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/army-03062019164901.html

Army accused of clearing land

Membes of Battambang province’s forest community and relevant authorities on Tuesday claimed that over 100ha of forest land in Samlot Protected Area have been illegally cleared by wealthy citizens and armed forces in order to place it under their ownership. Samlot community representative Yat Neang, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/army-accused-clearing-land

Kingdom’s satellite project still under study

The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia yesterday said that the Kingdom’s plan to launch its first satellite is still being studied after the Defence Ministry denied media reports that it will be sent into space in 2021. TRC spokesman Im Vutha yesterday said that the project ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50577036/kingdoms-satellite-project-still-under-study-2/

Chinese warships dock in Cambodia to boost 'military cooperation'

Three hulking Chinese warships docked in Cambodia Wednesday for a four-day visit, as Beijing parades its naval prowess alongside its staunch Southeast Asian ally. China is the largest investor in Cambodia and has pumped billions into the economy while asking few questions about its abysmal ...

The Economic Times
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/chinese-warships-dock-in-cambodia-to-boost-military-cooperation/articleshow/67452961.cms

Cambodia has no reason to host foreign military bases

There is no security need for Cambodia to have a foreign military base. Although sovereignty disputes and border tensions between Cambodia and its neighbors remain unresolved and sometimes violence occurs, Cambodia will never seek to use force or threaten to use force against its neighbours, ...

Chheang Vannarith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50552864/cambodia-has-no-reason-to-host-foreign-military-bases/

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