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Kheng calls for inquiry into gun smuggling

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday ordered authorities to investigate a potential connection between a recent gun-smuggling case in Thailand and a similar case last year, seemingly contradicting the Defence Ministry’s earlier claim that the weapons didn’t stem from Cambodia. ...

Mech Dara and Leonie Kijewski
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kheng-calls-inquiry-gun-smuggling

Nearly 200 Chinese construction workers detained in Phnom Penh

An inspection at the Sino Great Wall International Engineering’s building site in Phnom Penh yesterday found nearly 200 Chinese workers without work permits, according to an immigration official, though a spokesman for the project’s developer said the employees’ paperwork was in the pipeline. ...

Touch Sokha and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-200-chinese-construction-workers-detained-phnom-penh

Indonesia, Cambodia discuss defence cooperation

Indonesia is willing to offer Cambodia’s navy ships at a discount and would like the Kingdom to be involved in joint patrols in the region, Indonesia’s Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu yesterday told the Post, amid his meetings with government leaders. ...

Shaun Turton and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/indonesia-cambodia-discuss-defence-cooperation

Indonesia’s defense minister to visit

Indonesia’s defense minister will conduct a three-day visit to Cambodia starting today until Thursday, according to a statement from the Indonesian embassy. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28207/indonesia---s-defense-minister-to-visit/

Vietnamese military remains get repatriated

From 2015 to 2016, as many as 748 sets of remains belonging to Vietnamese soldiers who died in the Kingdom between 1979 and 1989 were repatriated, according to a local news report on Tuesday. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27760/vietnamese-military-remains-get-repatriated/

Citizens wary of troop, tank moves

A number of military vehicles were seen moving along National Road 6 into Phnom Penh yesterday morning, leaving many bystanders suspicious after a similar movement of tanks was witnessed before the funeral of assassinated government critic Kem Ley. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27761/citizens-wary-of-troop--tank-moves/

RCAF officials told to protect the gov’t

Security officials were again exhorted yesterday to protect the “legitimate government” and block any “colour revolution” that threatens it in a meeting of senior Royal Cambodian Armed Forces staff to discuss work conducted over the first six months of the year.     ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rcaf-officials-told-protect-govt

Disaster response on agenda at ASEAN meet

Defence Minister Tea Banh will lead a delegation of about 10 other senior military officials to Vientiane, Laos, to attend the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting from May 24 to 27, which will focus on regional cooperation in defence technology and natural-disaster response. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disaster-response-agenda-asean-meet

Military readies 100 trucks for water crisis response

A hundred military trucks have been readied to transport water to drought-hit provinces, where hundreds of livestock deaths have been reported this month amid scorching heat. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/military-readies-100-trucks-for-water-crisis-response-111871/

Ministry denies talk of reopening Thai access to Preah Vihear temple

A Defense Ministry spokesman yesterday denied Thai media reports that Cambodian Minister of Defence Tea Banh had discussed the potential reopening of access to Preah Vihear temple from the Thai side of the border during recent talks. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-denies-talk-reopening-thai-access-preah-vihear-temple

Ministry to crack down on illegitimate firearm use by cops

Police officers have been committing crimes using firearms supplied to them by their superior officers, according to Ministry of National Defense spokesman General Chhum Socheath. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22274/ministry-to-crack-down-on-illegitimate-firearm-use-by-cops/

Japanese warships arrive in Sihanoukville, Chinese to moor next week

Three Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships dropped anchor in Cambodian waters yesterday, mooring at a Sihanoukville provincial port for a three-day visit meant to strengthen the relationship and boost bilateral ties between Cambodia and Japan, according to General Chhum Socheat, spokesman for the National Defense ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21550/japanese-warships-arrive-in-sihanoukville--chinese-to-moor-next-week/http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21550/japanese-warships-arrive-in-sihanoukville--chinese-to-moor-next-week/

PM hosts mass meeting of armed forces

Some 5,000 security personnel were called to the headquarters of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit in Kandal province on Thursday, where the premier said they must protect Cambodia’s territorial integrity, according to a number of officials in attendance. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pm-hosts-mass-meeting-of-armed-forces-89310/

Hun Sen Promotes 29 to Four-Star General

Prime Minister Hun Sen approved a request from Defense Minister Tea Banh last week to promote 29 lieutenant generals to the rank of four-star general, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense. The promotions, which follow repeated calls from General Banh last month for ...

Saing Soenthrith
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-promotes-29-to-four-star-general-51430/

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