Crimes up with 211 deaths, influx of foreigners to blame

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Wednesday said crimes increased by eight per cent last year, resulting in 211 deaths. He revealed the figures during the ministry’s 2019 review and laid the blame for the increase on an influx of foreigners into the Kingdom. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/crimes-211-deaths-influx-foreigners-blame

Banteay Meanchey governor, five others sued for manslaughter, torture

Three of five land dispute victims, representing 150 families in Banteay Meanchey province’s Slakram commune, on Tuesday sued provincial governor Um Reatrey and five others for manslaughter, and the use of intentional violence against them while they were detained for protesting outside the provincial hall ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-governor-five-others-sued-manslaughter-torture

Sar Kheng urges officials in Ratanakkiri to prevent crime

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has urged Ratanakkiri provincial authorities to do more to eliminate crimes in the province. Speaking during the appointment ceremony of the chair of the Cambodian People’s Party’s working group for Ratanakkiri on Friday, Sar Kheng, who is also deputy prime ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-urges-officials-ratanakkiri-prevent-crime

National plan to strengthen gov’t anti-drug campaign

The National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 directs the authorities and relevant institutions to carry out effective prevention, crackdown and resolution of drug issues, and all commune authorities to be confident in dealing with drug problems in their areas. The directive was made during the drafting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-strengthen-govt-anti-drug-campaign

Couple gets seven years in prison for land fraud scheme

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced a couple to seven years in prison for commiting land fraud in 2015. Siek Leng and Chan Boramey were found guilty of forging public documents, fraud and using fake public documents under Articles 629, 630 and 377 of ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/couple-gets-seven-years-prison-land-fraud-scheme

Government urged to pursue corrupt oknhas

Following the release of the Ministry of Environment’s annual report, eco-activists have urged it to crack down on influential oknhas who allegedly flouted the Kingdom’s environmental protection laws. A total of 278 cases of natural resource crimes were sent to Cambodian courts in the first ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-urged-pursue-corrupt-oknhas

Cambodia remains vulnerable to money laundering: FATF

Cambodia is finding it hard to shake off its reputation as a ‘haven’ for dirty money. Despite the government’s best efforts, the Kingdom remains among the countries most vulnerable to the flow of illegal money, according to the latest report coming from the Financial Action Task ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50656242/cambodia-remains-vulnerable-to-money-laundering-fatf/

China, Cambodia mark successful law enforcement cooperation

The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday lauded law enforcement cooperation efforts between the two countries that have seen around 1,000 Chinese nationals, accused of varying crimes, deported in the last 12 months. To mark the occasion, the Chinese Embassy posted on Facebook that at least 1,000 ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/china-Cambodia-mark-successful-law-enforcement-cooperation/5128307.html

Working group on cross-border drug crimes to be formed

The National Authority for Combating Drug and its counterparts in partner countries are set to establish a joint working group to investigate and share information on cross-border drug crimes in the region. NACD vice chairman General Chuon Sovann on Tuesday led a delegation to attend a ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642430/working-group-on-cross-border-drug-crimes-to-be-formed/

Cambodia feared lagging behind predators in cybersex trafficking crackdown

U.S. and Australian crime fighters are preparing Cambodia for a spike in online child sex abuse cases but local officials fear that predators are a step ahead of police due to narrow laws.​​​​ The spread of cheap, high-speed internet and the rise in mobile phone ...

Matt Blomberg
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-sexcrimes-children/cambodia-feared-lagging-behind-predators-in-cybersex-trafficking-crackdown-idUSKCN1VW00B

Cambodia, Laos, VN officials meet

The technical commissions of the National Assemblies of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos met on Tuesday in Phnom Penh to discuss strengthening the development of information exchange and finding solutions to cross-border crime and security issues. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-laos-vn-officials-meet

Chea is ‘legally innocent’

The defense lawyer for the late Khmer Rouge Brother Number Two Nuon Chea claimed on Wednesday that his death rendered him “legally innocent”. Hence, Doreen Chen called on the Supreme Court Chamber of the UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to declare ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-kr-tribunal/chea-legally-innocent

Three Forestry Administration officials summoned over Mondulkiri logging

Mondulkiri provincial court prosecutor Hieng Sopheak on Wednesday summoned three Forestry Administration officials to appear at the provincial Military Police headquarters by August 24 for questioning over misconduct and alleged collusion with timber traders. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-forestry-administration-officials-summoned-over-mondulkiri-logging

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/

Illegal Vietnamese fisherman shot during crackdown

Prey Veng provincial police on Friday fired shots at a group of illegal Vietnamese fishermen who tried to ram their patrol boat, wounding one man in Peam Chor district’s Svay Phluos commune. Colonel Kim Salouth, provincial anti-economic crime police chief, yesterday said that six suspects ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50619549/illegal-vietnamese-fisherman-shot-during-crackdown/

Capital police consider installing CCTV cameras from China

Municipal police are considering implementing high-tech security cameras from China to help solve traffic accidents and crack down on crimes in the capital. Lieutenant General Sar Thet, chief of Phnom Penh police, said on Facebook that he led a delegation in China yesterday to observe ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50604360/capital-police-consider-installing-cctv-cameras-from-china/

Deputy prosecutor suspended for ‘clearing’ mangrove forest

Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana on Monday temporarily suspended Kampong Thom provincial deputy prosecutor Chea Sovanthet after he was alleged to have been involved in the clearing 10ha of mangrove forest with 17 tractors. Vong Vathana’s missive to the provincial prosecutor on Monday said ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deputy-prosecutor-suspended-clearing-mangrove-forest

National Police set to sign MoU with FBI in US

The National Police and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation will sign an MoU to create a joint taskforce to combat terrorism and cross-border crimes, National Police spokesman Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun said. National Police chief General Neth Savoeun and a delegation yesterday flew ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50593945/national-police-set-to-sign-mou-with-fbi-in-us/

Report: Sihanoukville crimes increase 25%

Crimes in Preah Sihanouk province rose by 21 cases to 105 last year compared to 84 in 2017 – a 25% increase – said a report revealed at the closing ceremony of the annual achievement and goal setting by Preah Sihanouk provincial police on Wednesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/report-sihanoukville-crimes-increase-25

Over 2,000 marijuana plants destroyed

More than 2,000 cannabis plants were destroyed by Takeo provincial authorities on Wednesday after six marijuana farms were discovered, police said on Thursday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-2000-marijuana-plants-destroyed

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