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Police seize weapons from fugitive general’s homes

A day after the Appeal Court denied bail to the parents of fugitive defense ministry official Thong Sarath, municipal police and court officials Wednesday searched three residences belonging to the family and seized three AK-47 rifles at one of the homes.​ ...

Hay Pisey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-seize-weapons-from-fugitive-generals-homes-76515/

Cambodian, Thai defense officials agree to heighten cooperation along border

Cambodian and Thai defense officials on Wednesday vowed to further enhance cooperation along the border for mutual benefits, according to a joint statement released after a two-day meeting. The meeting was co-chaired by secretary of state of Cambodia’s defense ministry, Gen. Neang Phat, and Lt. Gen. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-12/03/c_133830319.htm

Cambodian, U.S. senior military officials pledge to enhance ties

Cambodian and the U.S. senior military officials met here Wednesday and vowed to strengthen and expand bilateral ties and cooperation for mutual benefits. The commitment was made between Gen. Pol Saroeun, commander-in- Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), and visiting Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-08/20/c_133571371.htm

Confusion surrounds ministry’s kidney program

The Ministry of Defense’s account that an alleged kidney trafficking ring at its Preah Ket Mealea military hospital was in fact a fully legal training program in partnership with China’s Defense Ministry was met with questions and confusion Tuesday. A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in ...

Khy Sovuthy and Alex Consiglio
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/confusion-surrounds-ministrys-kidney-program-66345/

Cambodia unveils U.S.-aided defense strategic plan

The Cambodian Ministry of Defense on Tuesday launched a U.S.-aided strategic planning manual with an aim to assist Cambodian strategists to design standardized and effective defense strategic plans. Major Gen. Phat Vibolsopheak, chief of international relations department at the Defense Ministry, said the 17-page instruction manual ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140603/cambodia-unveils-us-aided-defense-strategic-plan

Tea Banh denies supporting Russia

Minister of Defence Tea Banh yesterday denied allegations that Cambodia supported Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Local media reported yesterday that during a meeting with the defence minister on Monday, Russian Ambassador Dmitry Tsvetkov thanked the Kingdom for supporting Moscow in the recent secession crisis in Ukraine ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tea-banh-denies-supporting-russia

Provincial governors get RCAF promotions

The governors of Siem Reap and Kompong Chhnang provinces have been promoted in the military, according to a royal decree signed last month. The decree, which was signed by King Norodom Sihamoni and dated April 24, promotes Siem Reap governor Khim Bunsong from major general to ...

Kang Sothear
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/provincial-governors-get-rcaf-promotions-58615/

Cambodia, China pledge to boost military ties

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh met with Xu Qiliang, visiting vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, on Friday, pledging to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation for mutual benefits. Tea Banh extended cordial welcome to Xu for leading a delegation of ...

Xinhuanet News
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-05/09/c_133321370.htm

Major General arrested on defamation charges

A two-star general in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces was arrested Friday on charges of defamation, police and prison officials said Friday. On Friday, police officers from the Interior Ministry’s penal department arrested Major General Chea Dara, who works at the Ministry of Defense, following a ...

Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/major-general-arrested-on-defamation-charges-57434/

Tea Banh travels to us for Asean defense ministers meeting

Defense Minister Tea Banh will meet Tuesday in Hawaii with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as well as nine other Asean defense ministers at the first U.S.-hosted meeting with the regional defense chiefs, officials said. Gen. Banh, speaking at a news conference at Phnom Penh ...

Mech Dara and Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tea-banh-travels-to-us-for-asean-defense-ministers-meeting-55381/

Cambodia honors 2 Chinese peacekeepers killed in 1993 blast

Cambodia on Monday held a ceremony to honor two Chinese  soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers who lost their lives in a blast in the province’s Cheung  Prey district on May 21, 1993. The ceremony was presided over by Gen. Sav Sok, undersecretary of state of theCambodian Ministry of Defense and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo, and wasattended by some 120 Chinese and Cambodian people. ...

People's Daily Online News Staff
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8584330.html

Defense Minister warns against attempts to ‘topple’ government

Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh on Tuesday offered grave warnings to anyone who “tries to topple the current government.” The minister appeared to be addressing the opposition, which has said it will call for mass demonstrations if election reform is not enacted by the ruling Cambodian ...

Heng Reaksmey,
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/defense-minister-warns-against-attempts-to-topple-government/1873692.html

Cambodia sends 4 helicopters, 2 ships to search for missing Malaysian plane

The Cambodian Ministry of Defense on Tuesday afternoon sent four helicopters and two ships to search on its sea for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. The plane vanished over south Vietnam on March 8. “At the behest of the head of the government, the Navy ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-03/18/c_133195701.htm

Security sector working group to make policy recommendations

Members of the government, military and civil society met on Monday to form a working group to undertake security reform and reporting. The working group will have 26 members from a wide spectrum of government and nongovernment agencies to produce policy recommendations to Cambodia’s leaders. The formation ...

Khoun Theara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/security-sector-working-group-to-make-policy-recommendations/1872979.html

New military officers named ‘Techo Development’ graduates

A class of 110 military officers-in-training who graduated from a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) academy in Kompong Speu province last week have been granted the name of “Techo Development” officers, according to a post on the website of the ruling CPP. The class, which graduated ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-military-officers-named-techo-development-graduates-53849/

More four-star generals added to RCAF’s top-heavy ranks

The number of four-star generals in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) grew Thursday as 29 former lieutenant generals were promoted at a ceremony in Phnom Penh presided over by Defense Minister Tea Banh, who last month underlined the army’s role as defender of Prime ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-four-star-generals-added-to-rcafs-top-heavy-ranks-52240/

Hun Sen Promotes 29 to Four-Star General

Prime Minister Hun Sen approved a request from Defense Minister Tea Banh last week to promote 29 lieutenant generals to the rank of four-star general, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense. The promotions, which follow repeated calls from General Banh last month for ...

Saing Soenthrith
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-promotes-29-to-four-star-general-51430/

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