Multiple suspects arrested over grenade attack, but police offer few details

Police have arrested at least five suspects over the past two days in connection to agrenade attack that rattled a Phnom Penh neighbourhood two weeks ago, injuring four people, but officials yesterday remained tight-lipped as to the suspects’ identities and motives. ... ...

Mech Dara and Khouth Sophak Chakrya

ERA raises concerns for voter registration

A recent military show of force and a politically motivated road blockade may have had the effect of deterring eligible voters from registering, the Electoral Reform Alliance (ERA) has said. In a statement released on Tuesday evening, the ERA, a coalition of NGOs in Cambodia, urged ...

Bun Sengkong

Grenade attack injures three people in Phnom Penh

At least three people were injured in a grenade attack on Street 163 in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Keng Kang III commune at about 7:40pm yesterday evening, police said. The victims did not appear to be the intended targets of the grenade, which was tossed under a ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya, Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga

Police force to provide ‘security’ during upcoming elections

National Police deputy chief Kirth Chantharith will head a team to handle security during upcoming elections, with the group to decide upon the placement of “national security agents” for voters’ protection, according to a statement. ... ...

Mech Dara

UN, Adhoc staff charged over sex scandal

Four senior officers from local rights group Adhoc and a former officer who now works for the National Election Committee (NEC) were imprisoned on Monday on bribery charges over a sex scandal involving deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha. ... ...

Ben Sokhean and Alex Willemyns

National police force hires more than 4,500 officer

The National Police has hired more than 4,500 new officials into its ranks, according to a sub-decree dated Wednesday. ... ...

Sek Odom

Officials claim ignorance of illegal logging report by police

Police and government officials say they know nothing about a recent report published by the National Police accusing wealthy businessman Soeng Sam Ol of using government-approved economic land concessions in Mondolkiri province to illegally log a local wildlife sanctuary, but added that they would investigate ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter

Police urged to stop covering up crimes

Cambodia's National Police spokesman, speaking in a recent video, has urged police to stop hiding crimes from the public, lest they encounter unspecified “problems”.In the undated video, which surfaced on Facebook on Saturday, national police spokesman Kirth Chantharith can be seen speaking at a podium ...

Mech Dara

Ministry official kills village chief

A seemingly minor dispute between an Interior Ministry official and a village chief in Phnom Penh turned deadly when the official gunned down the village chief and his relative on Wednesday afternoon, according to police, who offered wildly different reports of the shooting. ... ...

Khy Sovuthy and Anthony Jensen

Road deaths crest 2014 mark

The death toll on Cambodia’s roads this year is up 5 per cent from all of 2014, according to government figures released yesterday. ... ...

Pech Sotheary

Man arrested over threat to kill border researcher

Police from the Interior Ministry’s central security department on Saturday arrested the man who last month threatened to “shoot the head of Sok Touch,” a scholar recruited by the government to research its contentious work demarcating the border with Vietnam, an official said Sunday. ... ...

Aun Pheap

Governor on interpol list three years after shooting

An international arrest warrant has finally been issued for Chhouk Bundith, the former governor of Svay Rieng province’s Bavet City who went into hiding before being found guilty of shooting three garment workers three years ago, according to National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith. ... ...

Mech Dara

Police take delivery of new Riot control trucks

The National Police has purchased a pair of armored riot suppression trucks from South Korea that will be used against protesters and in cases of “terrorism,” officials said Monday. ... ...

Aun Pheap

Government turns to women for soft policing

Tuy Thida, a 28-year-old traffic police officer, says she doesn’t take bribes. Surveying traffic at the intersection of Sihanouk Boulevard and Street 63 in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, Ms. Thida could be the face of the Interior Ministry’s push to increase female representation among the nation’s ...

Sek Odom

Turkish target arrested after S’ville shooting

Police in Sihanoukville arrested a Turkish businessman Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after gunmen fired up to 10 shots at his car from a passing vehicle, leaving a Cambodian man wounded outside Kampongsom City Casino on Thursday night, officials said. ... ...

Kang Sothear and Sek Odom

State-secrets law to be sent to council of ministers soon

A draft law to protect state secrets has been in the works for more than two years and could be submitted to the Council of Minister for review in two months’ time, a senior police official said yesterday. ... ...

Chris Mueller

New plan for ‘state secrets’

The Ministry of Interior announced a decision to draft a law to protect state secrets after meeting with Vietnamese defence officials yesterday, the National Police has announced. According to a statement on the police website, Vietnam will support the training of government officials in encryption and ...

Vong Sokheng

KNLF remains on police radar

With 10 alleged members of the “terrorist” Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) facing charges of treason, police yesterday threatened further arrests in Cambodia and abroad. ... The KNUF, or Tiger Head Movement, was accused of attempting to bomb the Cambodia-Vietnamese Friendship Monument in 2007, and the ...

Taing Vida

Cambodia police claim dissidents planning revolution

Police in Cambodia have stepped up pressure on an anti-Vietnamese dissident group, claiming it is planning the violent overthrow of the government, local media reported Monday. The Khmer National Liberation Front, which alleges that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government is a puppet of Vietnam, has “hundreds ...

World Bulletin News Staff

Alleged dissident in hiding seeks passage abroad

A man who claims to be hiding from authorities in the jungle after being linked to the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF), a dissident political group that saw 10 of its members charged with plotting to incite violence on Saturday, said Tuesday he was seeking ...

Mech Dara

Wanted: big trucks for a big crowd

With the spectre of potential garment-sector unrest on the horizon and emboldened communities protesting land disputes, the National Police is buying what appear to be the authorities’ first water-cannon trucks designed specifically to control demonstrations. ... In advertisements in yesterday’s Post and Post Khmer newspapers, the ...

Kevin Ponniah and Chhay Channyda

China gives $3m for city surveillance system

The Chinese government on Tuesday donated $3 million to Cambodia to set up a closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system across Phnom Penh to help cut down on crime and traffic accidents, according to the national police. “This is a donation from the Chinese Ministry of Public ...

Sek Odom and Joshua Wilwohl

Gov’t ministers meet with regional counterparts

Defense Minister Tea Banh expressed confidence in the Thai junta’s leadership in the first meeting between top-ranking military officials from the two countries since Thailand’s army seized power two months ago, according to Thai media reports. ... ...

Eang Mengleng

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