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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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-urged-stop-covering-crimes

CCTV network goes live in capital: police

Some 200 surveillance cameras installed at Phnom Penh’s traffic lights were switched on for the first time yesterday, the National Police and Ministry of Interior announced. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cctv-network-goes-live-capital-police

Villagers in land dispute say IDs were denied

More than 100 family representatives yesterday filed complaints at Ratanakkiri Provincial Hall and the Interior Ministry, claiming that requests to be issued with identity cards so they could vote in upcoming elections were denied by local police officials. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-land-dispute-say-ids-were-denied

Minister urges officials to speed up ID scheme

Officials responsible for issuing new identity cards, which every adult will eventually need, must get a grip on the task and speed up, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.In an “instruction” to staff, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the number of new ID cards issued ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-urges-officials-speed-id-scheme

PM calls for tougher scrutiny on pardons

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday told the Ministry of Justice to re-check pardon applications from convicted robbers and drug dealers, saying that recidivism is a big problem in the Kingdom.The premier’s statement, made in a speech on Koh Pich, follows a turbulent weekend rife with ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-tougher-scrutiny-pardons

Doctor group subject of police investigation

Police in Siem Reap province yesterday shuttered an unlicensed medical clinic they say was using more than 100 unregistered medicines, though the clinic’s owner insisted the raid was in response to rival clinics complaining about their prices being undercut by his charitable operation. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/doctor-group-subject-police-investigation

Traffic fine increase gets green light

Nearly a year after being signed into law, Cambodia’s new traffic code is just weeks from finally being enforced.National Police chief Neth Savoeun yesterday said that drivers have had plenty of notice, and the time for implementation has come. As of January 1, fines for ...

Taing Vida and Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/traffic-fine-increase-gets-green-light

Gov't touts internet record despite telecom bill concerns

Government officials defended the Kingdom’s record on internet freedom yesterday, despite concerns that recent and proposed legislation could curtail the rights of those speaking out online. ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-touts-internet-record-despite-telecom-bill-concerns

Vietnam gives Kingdom encryption lessons

The Vietnamese military has begun training Cambodia police in cryptography and encryption techniques as part of a national plan to protect “state secrets”.Em Sam An, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Interior, signed a new agreement between the ministry’s cryptography department and the ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vietnam-gives-kingdom-encryption-lessons

Chinese leave Sihanoukville en masse following bust

Hotel and casino owners in Sihanoukville claim they have suffered immense losses and risk bankruptcy after Chinese investors, workers and tourists left the coastal city en masse following last month’s police arrest and extradition of 168 Chinese nationals accused of operating a transnational telecom extortion ...

Sor Chandara and Ayanna Runcie
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-leave-sihanoukville-en-masse-following-bust

Nearly 170 Chinese ‘scammers’ deported

Early yesterday morning, 168 Chinese nationals were deported from Cambodia, following their arrest last month for allegedly using the Kingdom as a base from which to extort money from victims in China, police said. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-170-chinese-scammers-deported

Gov’t weighs requests for pardons

The Ministry of Interior is reviewing a list of more than 700 inmates eligible for pardons or reduced sentences during the upcoming Water Festival. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-weighs-requests-pardons

Three confess in National Assembly beatings

Three of the alleged attackers in last week’s savage gang-bashing of two opposition lawmakers outside the National Assembly turned themselves in and confessed yesterday, the government announced late last evening.In a statement, Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak listed the suspects as Chay Sarith, 33, and ...

Taing Vida, Chhay Channyda and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-confess-national-assembly-beatings

‘World watching’ inquiry

The Ministry of Interior yesterday said it would establish a special commission to investigate the brutal attacks against two opposition lawmakers outside the National Assembly on Monday, a probe the party suggested should have no excuse for failure amid “clear video evidence” of the perpetrators’ ...

Meas Sokchea, Chhay Channyda and Charles Parkinson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-watching-inquiry

Festival traffic death toll holds steady

The number of traffic fatalities during the 2015 Pchum Ben festival was nearly the same as last year’s, dropping just three percent.34 people were killed in road crashes between October 10 and 12, one fewer than the 35 killed during the three-day holiday in 2014. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/festival-traffic-death-toll-holds-steady

Nine Vietnamese arrested in Battambang census raids

Nine Vietnamese nationals found to be living in Cambodia illegally were arrested at furniture-making workshops in Battambang City on Tuesday as the national immigration census nears its end, a police official said Wednesday. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nine-vietnamese-arrested-in-battambang-census-raids-76187/

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