Crime and law enforcement
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. ...
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). ...
Malaysian police liaise with Preah Sihanouk police over trafficking cases
Malaysian police are seeking cooperation from the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration to prevent human trafficking involving their countrymen in the coastal province. ...
Stung Treng authorities defend violent arrest methods
A Stung Treng spokesperson has defended the use of violence in arrests related to “red-handed” crimes as he responded to a video of seemingly unnecessary violence while handcuffing a man in front of his young child. ...
Clampdown on illegal online lending
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said on Thursday they have joined forces with police to take legal action against those involved in fraudulent online lending saying it is a crime, and urged the public to contact official financial institutions when borrowing money. ...
Police all set to beef up security during festival
With the 15-day Pchum Ben festival approaching, Phnom Penh municipal police have mobilised nearly 2,000 officers for duties like maintaining security and public order during the celebrations, while municipal governor Khuong Sreng urged police in the capital to also pay attention to enforcement of Covid-19 ...
Journalists barred from filming or recording police investigations
Effective from now, journalists are barred from filming or recording criminal cases that are still under investigation by police. The directive was issued on Friday by the General Commissariat of National Police to municipal and provincial police that journalists are prohibited from filming or recording ...
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
Military officer arrested over land-clearing allegations
Police in Pursat province arrested a high-ranking military officer on Monday, accusing him of encroaching and clearing around 40 hectares of the state’s protected forest areas in Veal Veng district. ...
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
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. ...
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
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 ...
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. ...
Migrant worker brokers arrested
Police in Pailin province yesterday arrested two suspects accused of brokering illegal passage for migrant workers into Thailand. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...