Law and judiciary

Crime and law enforcement

PM calls for protecting beaches from transnational criminals

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged the coastal authorities of four provinces to take adequate measures in order to protect their beaches from becoming a safe haven for drug users and transnational criminals. ...

Hang Punreay

Ho Chi Minh City police bust ring smuggling $12mn worth of mobile devices from Cambodia

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have detained two members of a ring that had smuggled tens of thousands of mobile devices, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets, worth over $12 million, from Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Indonesian Ministry of Communications finds online gambling servers based in Cambodia, Philippines

Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information (Kominfo), Budi Arie Setiadi, stated that servers of rampant online gambling sites in the country are based in Cambodia and the Philippines, where such gambling activities are ilegal. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia takes part in key cybersecurity forum

Cambodia is actively participating in the 8th Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) and the 8th ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC), along with the 9th ASEAN Senior Officials Roundtable on Cybercrime (SORC) scheduled from October 16 to 19 in Singapore. ...

Ry Sochan

Road safety committee urges people to obey traffic laws

The National Road Safety Committee called on all drivers to adhere to nine measures to prevent traffic accidents during Kan Ben and Pchum Ben. ...

Torn Vibol

Cambodia arrests 14,722 drug suspects in 9 months

Cambodian authorities had arrested 14,722 drug-related suspects, including 331 foreigners, during the first nine months of 2023, the country’s Anti-Drug Department said in a report on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cross border scams on agenda at Thai and Cambodian PM meeting

Thailand will talk with Cambodia about online scammers who operate along the border when both countries’ prime ministers meet this week, said Thai Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Thailand joins Cambodia and Vietnam to combat call center scams, fake news

Thailand is set to collaborate with Cambodia and Vietnam to curb the menace of call center scams and fake news, as part of a recent regional initiative.   ...

Khmer Times Staff

International criminal operation exposed as call centre scammers arrested in Cambodia

Thai authorities have made a breakthrough in dismantling a call centre scam gang responsible for defrauding victims and contributed to a tragic family murder. Four individuals believed to be part of a larger 30-member criminal network were apprehended in Poipet, Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NatureLife fund K Thom evidence warehouse

NatureLife Cambodia, a conservation NGO, has aided in the creation of a new storage facility near the environmental sub-office in Peam Bang commune’s Balot village of Kampong Thom province’s Stong district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Thailand and Cambodia unite to combat transnational crime and bolster security

Sweeping strides have been made in the fight against transnational crime, and Thailand and Cambodia recently pledged to enhance their joint efforts in this area. The collaboration aims to bolster the stability and security of both nations through increased cooperation. ...

Khmer Times Staff

The battle against online fraud keeps gaining momentum

Drug-related crimes in the Greater Mekong Subregion were discussed at a meeting in Beijing on Wednesday attended by officials from China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Deputy police chief in Cambodia seeking help to track down call centre gang members

Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn, the deputy national police, is in Cambodia today (Tuesday) to seek cooperation from police there in the arrests of nine Thai and Chinese suspects working in a call centre gang. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, Thailand unite to combat transnational crime

The National Police forces of Cambodia and Thailand have solidified their commitment to enhance cooperation in tackling transnational crimes. The pledge aims to bolster peace and order in both nations by fostering a stronger collaborative initiative. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

UN estimates 100,000 trafficked into Cambodian scam operations, officials ask “Where are they?”

At least 100,000 people have been forced to carry out online scams in Cambodia, according to a UN Human Rights report released Tuesday, but Cambodian government officials say they want to see more evidence for the estimate. ...

Seoung Nimol and Leila Goldstein

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 ...

Manghout Ki

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. ...

Ry Sochan

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). ...

Ry Sochan

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. ...

Hang Punreay

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 ...

Post Staff

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. ...

May Kunmakara

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 ...

Rann Reuy

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