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Defence chief vows to 'control' democracy

Echoing remarks by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week, Minister of Defence Tea Banh called on the military yesterday to be ready to suppress any attempt at a “colour revolution”, telling soldiers that agitators were fomenting such a revolution at that very moment.  ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/defence-chief-vows-control-democracy

Soldiers, Singaporean firm to plant 6 million trees

The Ministry of Defense plans to work with a Singaporean company to plant six million trees in Cambodia that will eventually be turned into high-end perfume, medicine, tea, incense and furniture, an official said Thursday. One Plantation Holdings signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last month ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/soldiers-singaporean-firm-to-plant-6-million-trees-85039/

Siem Reap government promises to fix dispute

Siem Reap officials yesterday promised almost 100 protesters a resolution to a land dispute between villagers and a military unit.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-government-promises-fix-dispute

Thai defense minister to visit Cambodia to promote ties

Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan will lead a military delegation to pay a two-day official visit to Cambodia on Dec. 24 and 25 to further boost bilateral ties and cooperation, said a press statement issued by the Cambodian defense ministry on ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=260184

Borey 999 investors anxious

The news that tycoon Thong Sarath is wanted for questioning over the murder businessman Ung Meng Cheu, has sent a wave of nervousness through investors who have money tied up with the fugitive property developer. A cabinet deputy chief at the Ministry of Defence, Sarath ...

Sum Manet and Hin Pisei
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/borey-999-investors-anxious

Army wants students

As part of its plan to up Cambodia’s soldier count, the Ministry of Defence is recruiting 620 university students. The candidates from the 2014-2015 academic year are to be volunteers with no criminal backgrounds, according to an official announcement. The recruitment drive spans the month of ...

May Titthara
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/army-wants-students

Family seeks compensation

The father of a man killed during a government-run fireworks display in October has sent letters to the King and two government institutions demanding compensation for his loss. Na Kry said yesterday that he sent letters last week to the King, the National Assembly and ...

Pech Sotheary
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/family-seeks-compensation

Tea Banh says more soldiers are headed for Phnom Penh

Defense Minister Tea Banh on Saturday said he would add some 700 additional soldiers to the ranks of the military’s Phnom Penh-based Brigade 70 next year so the unit can better help local military police quell protests. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tea-banh-says-more-soldiers-are-headed-for-phnom-penh-67346/

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
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-ministers-meet-with-regional-counterparts-65272/

Cambodia vows to not harbor activisits

Cambodia never offered sanctuary for red-shirt members or those fleeing arrest in Thailand, Cambodian Defence Minister Tea Banh said Tuesday. Gen Tea Banh said Cambodian law does not allow any movement from other countries to hold political activities in the country. The whereabouts of red-shirt members ...

Wassana Nanuam
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/423079/cambodia-not-house-anti-coup-activists

Cambodian military visits Thai junta

Deputy Prime Minister General Tea Banh, who is also Cambodia’s defence minister and led the delegation of senior commanders, said Thailand under the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) was addressing the country’s problems in a clear manner and with the aim of restoring ...

The Nation News Staff
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/politics/Cambodian-military-visits-Thai-junta-30239706.html

Strong winds may have downed Cambodia chopper: Defense Minister

Generals and two other air force officers, according to the country’s defense minister, who said strong winds may have led to the tragedy. Minister of Defense Tea Banh said that the cause of the crash into a pond about six miles (10 kilometers) south of Phnom ...

Joshua Lipes
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/helicopter-07142014174542.html

Troops rallied for PM

A day after a bipartisan election reform committee put the neutrality of proposed areas of reform, Defence Minister Tea Banh reiterated that the armed forced would not tolerate opposition supporters calling for Hun Sen to step down. ...

Vong Sokheng, P.2
http://phnompenhpost.com

China provides military trucks and uniforms to Cambodia

China on Friday delivered 26 military trucks and 30,000 sets of military uniforms to Cambodia in order to help relieve the difficulties of the Cambodian army. At a handover ceremony held at the Trucking Battalion No. 99 on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh, Chinese ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-02/07/c_133097174.htm

Defense Minister Warns Protesters Against Blocking Streets

Striking garment factory workers and protesting CNRP supporters should respect people of other nationalities and make sure they act within the boundaries of the law, Defense Minister Tea Banh said Thursday. Speaking at an opening ceremony for three new Royal Cambodian Armed Force science laboratory buildings, ...

Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/defense-minister-warns-protesters-against-blocking-streets-49733/

Cambodia Delays US Military Aid

Cambodia postponed U.S.-backed military assistance programs immediately after the July 28 national election, officials of both countries confirmed Tuesday, in a move that analysts said reflects a strain in relations after years of strengthening military ties. The U.S. has in recent years expanded training and other ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-delays-us-military-assistance-39509/

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