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In 6 Months, 26 Shot Dead on Border While Illegally Logging

In the first six months of the year, 26 Cambodians have been shot dead by the Thai military while illegally logging along the border, nearly double the number killed in all of 2011. “According to the Cambodian-Thai Relations Bureau documents for the semester, there were 26 ...

Kratie conspiracy: Rebels are still being hunted: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday expressed his condolences for the family of a 14-year-old girl shot dead by government security forces in Kratie last month, but stopped short of calling for an investigation. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061556810/National-news/kratie-conspiracy-rebels-are-still-being-hunted-pm.html

Hun Sen Takes Aim at US During Speech

Addressing the killing of 14-year-old Heng Chantha for the first time since she was shot dead last month by government security forces, Prime Minister Hun Sen offered his condolences before declaring that the killing of the teenager was not as serious as the U.S. bombing ...

Soldier Held After Aiding Two Slain Loggers

The Oddar Meanchey Provincial Court on Saturday charged a 31-year-old soldier for helping villagers who were shot dead after crossing the Thai border while logging for luxury timber, officials and a rights worker said yesterday. Mao Chenda, 20, and Ung Theara, 17, villagers from Anlong Veng ...

Ex-soldier faces logging charge

A former RCAF soldier accused of leading a group of Cambodians across the Thai border to log luxury wood – an incident that left two dead – is awaiting trial in Oddar Meanchey province, officials said yesterday. Ngoun Thyrith, district military police chief for the Anlong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656614/National-news/ex-soldier-faces-logging-charge.html

Ahead of Vote, Hun Sen Breaks Silence to Make Land Promises

Just days ahead of Sunday’s commune elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen again broke his pledge to remain silent during his party’s campaign period and sought to ease the concerns of communities whose livelihoods have been threatened by land disputes. Speaking to villagers through a mobile telephone, ...

Chut Wutty witness had eyes elsewhere

Another witness to the fatal shooting of prominent environmentalist Chut Wutty and military police officer In Rattana has said he did not see who shot the men after testifying in Koh Kong provincial court yesterday. Puom Ravin, a 37-year-old employee of the logging firm Timbergreen said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956454/National-news/wutty-witness-had-eyes-elsewhere.html

Families Forced Out of Homes Ahead of Gov't Deadline

Security forces and employees of a Vietnamese-owned rubber plantation in Mondolkiri province continued to drive families out of their homes yesterday ahead of today’s government-imposed eviction deadline. Officials and villagers say most of the roughly 200 families have already left. With more than 300 security personnel posted ...

Police Surround Homes in Search of Alleged Secessionists

Dozens of police in search of two Kratie province “secessionist ringleaders” surrounded the homes of two of their relatives in Kompong Cham province for nearly 12 hours yesterday while threatening those inside, a relative of the two men said. The alleged secessionist movement has been used ...

Police raid home of ‘secessionist’s’ mum

Scores of security forces yesterday stormed the house of alleged secessionist leader Bun Ratha’s mother in Kampong Cham province yesterday, confiscating mobile phones and memory cards, his relatives told the Post. Bun Ratha, the alleged leader of Democratic Association, has been on the run since security ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052356333/National-news/police-raid-home-of-secessionists-mum.html

Security forces strip, handcuff women in Kratie amid eviction

Villagers detained during a bloody crackdown in Kratie province last week in which a 14-year-old was shot dead have accused security forces of brutal acts of cruelty, including forcing pregnant women to stand naked in the sun for hours. The villagers from Pro Ma village in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052256312/National-news/women-stripped-handcuffed-kratie-villagers.html

UN seeks full inquiry into Cambodian activist's death

The United Nations human rights office called on Cambodia on Tuesday to carry out a full investigation into the killing of an anti-logging activist and to ensure the safety of witnesses to the crime in which a policeman was also shot dead. Chut Wutty, director of ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/01/cambodia-un-activist-idUSL5E8G131820120501

Eight killed on Thai border in October

Eight Cambodian suspected of illegally logging along the Thai-Cambodian border have been shot dead by Thai soldiers, and three others have been wounded in the month of October alone, human rights workers and officials said Friday. The latest figure brings the death toll so far this ...

Eight workers lost in deluge at dam site

Eight workers at the Stung Tatay hydro project, in Koh Kong province, are presumed dead after being swept away by floodwaters on Sunday. Seven of the men drowned while trying to rescue a colleague who had fainted after floodwaters swept over a bridge, stranding him at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011091551659/National-news/eight-workers-lost-in-deluge-at-dam-site.html

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