Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of National Defense

Ministry to reform RCAF in line with Pentagonal Strategy

Defence Minister Tea Seiha has said that the ministry is planning to reform the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) in line with the Pentagonal Strategy aimed to achieve the Cambodia Vision 2050. ...

Hang Punreay

PLA Army to participate in “Pure Homeland-2023” multinational joint demining operation in Cambodia

According to the consensus reached by the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Experts’ Working Group (EWG) on Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA), the Chinese PLA Army will send a task force to Cambodia for the multinational joint demining operation code-named “Pure Homeland-2023” from the end ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, Indonesia commit to boost counter-terrorism efforts

Cambodia and Indonesia agreed to promote cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism and disaster relief operations as part of the efforts to deepen ties between the armies of the two countries. ...

Hang Punreay

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia strengthen defence cooperation

Minister of National Defence Gen. Phan Van Giang attended the annual meeting among the defence ministers of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in Vientiane on September 14 to strengthen the countries’ defence ties. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Naval base project not aimed at any nation, ministry says

The Ream Naval Base’s upgrade project in Cambodia, which is aided by China, is legitimate and doesn’t target any third party, said a spokesman for the Chinese Defense Ministry on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia: No foreign military base allowed, Period

Cambodia’s Defence Minister Tea Banh reassured Wednesday that no foreign military base would be allowed in the country as it goes against its Constitution. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Tea Banh to participate in 19th Asia Security Summit, Shangri la Dialogue 2022 this week

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, will lead a high-ranking delegation of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) to attend the 19th Asia Security Summit (IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2022) from June 10-12 in Singapore. ...

Khmer Times Staff

19th ASEAN Military Intelligence meeting concludes

The 19th ASEAN Military Intelligence Meeting (AMIM-19), hosted by Cambodia under the theme “Solidarity for Harmonised Security”, was concluded in Phnom Penh yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Vietnam, Cambodia solidify defence cooperation

Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Phan Van Giang and his Cambodian counterpart Tea Banh have agreed to enhance bilateral defence-security ties in the principle of not allowing any hostile force to use one’s territory to sabotage security of the other. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Tea Banh orders tax payment on RCAF-plated private cars

Minister of national defense Tea Banh issued a circular on September 20 calling on all owners of private vehicles bearing Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) number plates or special command number plates to pay taxes and duties on their vehicles or face legal action. ...

Lay Samean

Kampot proposes live fire grounds

The Kampot Provincial Administration is preparing a proposal to the Ministry of National Defence through the Army Command to register nearly 30ha of land in Koh Touch commune’s Prek Ampil Village of Bokor town as a live fire training ground for the Kampot military operational ...

Nov Sivutha

MoU signed to apply latest technology for disaster risk management

The Ministry of National Defence has entered a memorandum of understanding with Sensoro Cambodia Technology Co., Ltd to utilise latest technology to monitor and mitigate disaster risks, particularly fire. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia and Vietnam sign five-year defence pact

Cambodia and Vietnam have signed a pact to continue defence cooperation over the next five years, including in ensuring security and safety in border areas. ...

Taing Vida

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

‘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

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

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