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Wildlife group busts illegal loggers in Cambodia

An illegal logger in Cambodia has dropped an address book during a bust, leaving behind details of corrupt government officials and spying rangers. The man fled after being intercepted by police over an illegal haul of rare rosewood in Koh Kong province earlier this month. . “We ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-23/an-wildlife-group-busts-illegal-loggers-in-cambodia/4709882

Cambodia, Among Others, Feeding China's Demand for Timber

The growing market for timber in China is leading to widespread logging around the world, including in Cambodia, according to a report released yesterday. The report from London-based NGO the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – entitled Appetite for Destruction: China’s trade in illegal timber – outlines ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Phnom Penh Clerk Charged With Taking $250K

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged one of its own clerks [Kruoch Borath] with breach of trust for taking $250,000 dollars that was paid to the clerk to facilitate a speedy trial without “problems,” officials said. [Another clerk for Judge Lim Meng] Mr. Khen ...

Deported home in disgrace

A Chinese woman found guilty of intentionally causing damage after tearing up photos of the late King Father was deported yesterday morning – a mere two days after the crime occurred. Wang Zia Chao, 43, who on Tuesday was given a suspended one-year prison sentence, left ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102559412/National-news/deported-home-in-disgrace.html

Fake dollars stopped: cops

Three men arrested over a plan to smuggle millions of dollars worth of counterfeit US banknotes into Cambodia with the help of Thai criminals used the name of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s chief bodyguard to secure the deal, a provincial court heard yesterday. Pin Tipelo, 38, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102359358/National-news/three-arrested-over-fake-dollars-smuggling-plan.html

Disgraced ambassador’s property is a hard sell

The seized property of fugitive former ambassador Nan Sy has so far failed to fetch bidders, denying state coffers some $400,000 embezzled by the disgraced official. The undeveloped 10 by 20 meter plot in Tuol Kork district was put up for auction last week in an effort to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101959309/National-news/disgraced-ambassadors-property-is-a-hard-sell.html

Gunslinger Tycoons

PM Hun Sen’s September 20 cri de couer beseeching powerful officials and their friends and families to not fire or wield their weapons in restaurants and other public places, especially those haunts frequented by foreigners, threatens to spoil the sport most enjoyed by the Kingdom’s well-heeled elite. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/7days/1849-gunslinger-tycoons

Military Figure Re-Emerges as Witness in Slain Journalist's Case

The court investigating the murder of a journalist has questioned a notorious former Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) colonel, who was last heard of serving a 10-year prison sentence for attempted murder, a court official said yesterday. The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has this week questioned a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/military-figure-re-emerges-as-witness-in-slain-journalists-case-3710/

Court Questions Officials Over Slain Journalist

The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court yesterday questioned four people- including a military police official and a police officer- in relation to the killing of journalist Hang Serei Odom, whose body was discovered hacked to death last month in the trunk of his car,a court official and ...

Tycoon Takes to Hospital as Wife Returns to Prison

Lying in a hospital bed at Phnom Penh’s Naga Clinic yesterday well-known tycoon Khaou Chuly said that he may appeal to the prime minister to intervene in an attempted murder conviction against his wife that was upheld by the Supreme Court on Friday. Mr. Chuly, 83, ...

Court calls slain journo's family

Three members of the family of murdered journalist Hang Seri Oudom will appear in Ratanakkiri provincial court on Wednesday, according to their lawyer. Oudom, who exposed illegal logging in the area for the Virakchun Khmer newspaper, disappeared last month when he left his house at night ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859143/National-news/court-calls-slain-journalists-family.html

Shots fired at me, says Tep Kolap

In a bizarre series of events, only days after being vindicated by the Supreme Court, Phnom Penh International University rector Tep Kolap claimed to have been chased across Phnom Penh yesterday evening by men who shot at her car as she sought refuge in Prime ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100259043/National-news/tep-kolap-alleges-attempted-murder.html

Thais Appeal Sentence in Prisoners Case

Three Thai convicted of imprisoning three other Thai and two Chinese nationals over debts owed to a Poipet City casino asked the Appeal Court yesterday to reduce their 25-year prison sentences. The defendants-Chelao Keutthang,42; Chanadet Chareunsuk, 28; and Narungvit Cheuman, 28-were arrested in November 2009 when Banteay ...

Garment worker missing for nine days

On September 10, Thol Vin, 18, left for her job at a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, just like any other day. She had been working there for more than two years until she disappeared unexpectedly during her lunch break. On Friday, Thol and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958791/National-news/garment-worker-missing-for-nine-days.html

Changing a culture of impunity

Despite the recent spate of high-profile arrests and deportations, analysts, attorneys and civil society groups are divided on whether the Kingdom is finally beginning to live down its reputation as a haven for the fugitives and criminals who have long been drawn to the country ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958800/National-news/cambodia-is-not-the-criminal-haven-it-once-was.html

Payment demanded for journalist's death

A journalist murdered in Ratanakkiri last week took a call from his accused killer on the night of his disappearance, his family has claimed in a complaint to the rights group Adhoc. Ken Sovann, 63, the mother of slain journalist Hang Serei Oudom, whose body was found in his car in O’Chum district ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091858766/National-news/slain-journalists-mother-seeks-justice.html

R'Kiri duo charged in death of reporter

A Ratanakkiri provincial court has charged a married couple with premeditated murder in the grisly killing of Vorakchun Khmer newspaper reporter Hang Serei Oudom, whose body was found axed to death in the back of a car last week. The suspects, An Bunheng and his wife, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091758733/National-news/ratanakkiri-duo-charged-in-death-of-reporter.html

Stringer who reported on logging found dead

A local newspaper stringer who had written about illegal logging was found dead in the back of a car yesterday in Rattanakiri province’s O’Chum district. Hang Serei Oudom, 44, was a stringer for Vorakchun Khmer, or Khmer Hero, newspaper. Police said his body was covered in blood ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091258652/National-news/stringer-who-reported-on-logging-found-dead.html

Road-Rage Case Latest Gun Play by the Powerful

Road rage was the likely motive of the driver of a luxury suburban utility vehicle (SUV) who opened fire on the driver of another SUV Friday afternoon in Phnom Penh in what appears to be the latest incidence of random gun violence involving the country’s ...

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