Helmet checks to begin in PP

Phnom Penh authorities will deploy forces day and night at 16 points throughout the capital to identify motorcyclists not wearing helmets, while police will be stationed at two further locations at night to check truck drivers for alcohol and addictive substances. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/helmet-checks-begin-pp

Cambodia's Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics/cambodias-hun-sen-appoints-son-in-law-to-senior-police-post-idUSKBN1F70RE

Former governor arrested

The 38-year-old former governor of Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung city was apprehended in Phnom Penh yesterday nearly six months after a warrant for his arrest was issued.Keng Sokunthea, deputy director of the Interior Ministry’s penal department, said his officials arrested Ouk Sam Ol in front of ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5099872/former-governor-arrested/

Surge in traffic accident deaths

According to a report by the National Police’s public order department, there was an increase in deaths and a decrease in injuries compared with the previous year. There were 1,717 deaths and 6,607 injuries reported in 2016. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5099253/surge-traffic-accident-deaths/

Migrant worker brokers arrested

Police in Pailin province yesterday arrested two suspects accused of brokering illegal passage for migrant workers into Thailand. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077920/migrant-worker-brokers-arrested/

Pawn shops face crackdown

Phnom Penh City Hall has set its sights on the many pawn shops in the city, ordering police to check that each shop has proper registration papers. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077494/pawn-shops-face-crackdown/

Anti-protest police train with live rounds

A Phnom Penh police unit responsible for intervening during protests and demonstrations publicized a training exercise featuring the use of live rounds on Monday, in what one opposition lawmaker labeled an intimidation tactic. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anti-protest-police-train-with-live-rounds-133335/

Police seeking four more for allegedly smuggling weapons

Police are searching for four suspects believed to have carried weapons illegally across the Thai border in a case in which three Cambodians and six Thais were arrested last month for alleged weapons trafficking, a Banteay Meanchey police official said on Monday. ...

Van Roeun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-seeking-four-more-for-allegedly-smuggling-weapons-133090/

Fake beer destroyed

Authorities destroyed nearly 1,000 boxes of counterfeit beer yesterday following earlier raids sparked by a complaint filed by the sole distributor of the brand name beer. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5075187/fake-beer-destroyed/

Cambodia’s Facebook crackdown: Police are monitoring site for ‘enemies’ and ‘rebel movements’

National Police are monitoring Facebook to repress attempts to create a “rebel movement against the government” through negative posts and are working to better control civil society groups that have “opposition trends” and try to cause instability in society, a semiannual police report issued yesterday ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-facebook-crackdown-police-are-monitoring-site-enemies-and-rebel-movements

Over 30 Chinese nationals arrested in latest VoIP scam crackdown

Thirty-one Chinese nationals were arrested in three districts of Phnom Penh on Monday in the latest police crackdown on alleged fraudsters accused of operating a scam using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), according to a police report supplied by an immigration official. ...

Rachna Thim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/second2/30-chinese-nationals-arrested-latest-voip-scam-crackdown-132629/

Crackdown coming on illegal checkpoints

The Ministry of Interior has set up a working group to oversee the elimination of illegal checkpoints along national roads and on waterways. According to a statement penned by Interior Minister Sar Kheng last Wednesday and obtained yesterday, the working group is comprised of eight ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5066122/crackdown-coming-illegal-checkpoints/

Phnom Penh cops plan crackdown on parking

Police in Phnom Penh will next month start issuing fines of up to $25 for violations of parking regulations by using handheld devices that scan license plates and recognize the registered identity and address of a vehicle’s owner, an official said yesterday. ...

Khout Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-cops-plan-crackdown-parking

Authorities create kidnapping hotlines

The Interior Ministry’s Central Security Department yesterday announced two hotlines for the public to report possible kidnappings after a spike in Facebook comments about parents losing their children. According to a statement issued yesterday, the purpose of the hotlines is to assist authorities with locating ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40318/authorities-create-kidnapping-hotlines/

Soldiers, police in Mondolkiri under investigation for wood smuggling

The top military and police officials in Mondolkiri province have opened investigations into some of their soldiers and officers after a news story claimed they were involved in timber trafficking into Vietnam. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/soldiers-police-in-mondolkiri-under-investigation-for-wood-smuggling-131560/

Hun Sen continues to use fiery election Rhetoric, aimed at stoking fear of conflict

The prime minister has gone as far as to warn that “civil war” could follow an opposition victory at the polls and equating the fallout to a return of the Khmer Rouge regime. Prime Minister Hun Sen has frequently warned of impending conflict and instability ...

Kann Vicheika
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/hun-sen-continues-to-use-fiery-election-rhetoric-amied-at-stoking-fear-of-conflict/3865410.html

Report fingering tycoon in timber crime taken down

A national police spokesman yesterday said a report alleging that tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group was colluding with loggers to launder timber was mistakenly posted on the body’s official site by a “tired” employee who meant to share the information with local reporters but not ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/report-fingering-tycoon-timber-crime-taken-down

Police tout success against economic crimes

Economic crime police last year helped arrest nearly 70 people in more than 300 cases, mostly involving intellectual property violations, counterfeiting and chemical production. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37823/police-tout-success-against-economic-crimes/

Police deny uniform whispers

Phnom Penh Municipal Police have denied failing to distribute uniforms to thousands of staff, threatening legal action against officers who leaked “fake news” of the claims to the media. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37691/police-deny-uniform-whispers/

Police chief sacked in corruption scandal

Kampong Thom’s provincial police chief has been stripped of his rank and moved after officers under his command accused him of demanding money for promotions. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36900/police-chief-sacked-in-corruption-scandal/

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