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Laos withdraws troops after Hun Sen ultimatum

Lao troops occupying territory south of the Sekong River withdrew on Saturday after Prime Minister Hun Sen gave them a six-day deadline to leave and dispatched two military brigades and members of his personal Bodyguard Unit to the border. ...

Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/laos-withdraws-troops-after-hun-sen-ultimatum

Prime Minister gives Laos troops 6 days to leave border area

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday said troops from neighboring Laos that entered the country in April near a patch of border area must retreat by Wednesday. ...

Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/breakingnews/prime-minister-gives-laos-troops-6-days-leave-border-area-133547/

Cambodia eases deeper into China’s defensive embrace

Cambodia currently faces significant foreign policy challenges amid great power rivalry in the Asia-Pacific. Against the backdrop of US President Donald Trump’s uncertain and unpredictable foreign policy in the region, China’s economic, military, and strategic influence over Cambodia continues to grow. China is now Cambodia’s ...

East Asia Forum
https://aecnewstoday.com/2017/cambodia-eases-deeper-into-chinas-defensive-embrace/

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

10 Tons of rosewood seized

Ten tons of rosewood have been uncovered under cassava roots in a raid late night Monday. The raid took place in the village of Ou Klakmom in the Song commune of the Samlot district and was made with the collaboration between park preservationists, military officers and ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MWUwZWI1ODNmNjQ

NGO Says Dispatch of Troops Against Protesters Unjustifiable

Soldiers should not have been deployed in support of a warrant to arrest land dispute protesters in Kratie province in May—an operation that led to the killing of a 14-year-old girl by armed forces, a Japanese human rights group said in a new report. The report ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ngo-says-dispatch-of-troops-against-protesters-unjustifiable-4971/

US Donates IT Equipment To Ministry of Defense

The U.S. Embassy donated more than 300 laptops and other assorted equipment valued at over $250,000 to the Ministry of Defense on Saturday, according to an embassy statement. The equipment will go to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ priority units, which already receive training from the ...

US Says Army Truck in Crash Not a Donation

An American-made army truck that was allegedly used to smuggle illegal timber through SIem Reap province, and which crashed and killed a family of three on Friday, was not a U.S. government donation, the embassy confirmed yesterday. A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy said an inspection ...

Conscription not for everyone

In less  than a week, 18-year-old Heng Tina, who has just finished his high-school exam, will take another test that determines whether he’ll get a scholarship to go to technical school, a development that would put him one step closer to his dream of becoming ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090758570/National-news/conscription-not-for-everyone.html

Officials Halt Clearance of Community Forest

Forestry administration officials in Battambang province have stepped in to stop the destruction of a community forest area by military and police, officials said yesterday. Over two past months, soldiers, police and military police have destroyed part of the 1,335-hectare Prey Tralach forest in Rokha Kiri district, which ...

Second ‘seccesionist’ arrested in Pursat

Another alleged “secessionist” involved in a land dispute was arrested yesterday in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district, where villagers said authorities continued a prolonged forced eviction that has led to the destruction of some 500 homes. Three other men accused of attempting to create an autonomous ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071857486/National-news/second-secessionist-arrested-in-pursat.html

Logging in the wild west

Illegal logging of staggering proportions abetted by military personnel is decimating stocks of luxury rosewood in the Central Cardamom Protected Forest, while the conversation group tasked with protecting the area and its government counterparts deny the trade is even happening. In a period of several hours ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122153536/National-news/logging-in-the-wild-west.html

Shooting of Cambodian loggers along Thai border continues

Adding to a spate of similar incidents since October, Thai soldiers fired on a group of Cambodians who had illegally entered Thailand from Oddar Meanchey province on Saturday looking to log valuable rosewood trees and shot one in the hand, a provincial official said yesterday ...

Farmers freed after ‘injustice’

The last of the Chi Kraeng villagers has been freed by the Appeal Court after it upheld their acquittal. The villagers had originally been convicted of forcibly detaining two businessmen over a land dispute involving 475 hectares of rice paddies in Siem Reap in 2009. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750665/National-news/farmers-freed-after-injustice.html

Army aided loggers: US Cable

A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks from the Embassy in Bangkok has provided evidence that Cambodian soldiers were providing assistance and protection to loggers along the Thai-Cambodian border. Some of the loggers were killed in clashes with Thai troops. The allegations have been denied ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250578/National-news/army-aided-loggers-us-cable.html

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