KNLF founder Sam Serey arrested in Thailand, Cambodia government seeks extradition

Political fugitive Sam Serey, long wanted by the Cambodian government for allegedly operating a “terrorist” group, was arrested in Bangkok on Wednesday for an immigration violation, with the Cambodian government submitting a formal request for his extradition on Thursday. Serey, founder of the dissident group ...

Ben Sokhean

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

Head of police slams interior ministry in customs fiasco

The National Police have sent a proposal letter to Interior Minister Sar Kheng, asking him to stop customs officials from fining or confiscating vehicles with police license plates after five police vehicles were stopped and forced to pay an import tax last year, causing an ...

May Titthara

Prey Sar inmates in ‘meth cartel’

A man arrested over the weekend allegedly in possession of more than 3 kilograms of meth and more than 100,000 yama tablets has been linked to a drug-trafficking network operating out of Prey Sar prison, according to a police report made public yesterday. ...

Niem Chheng

Free Unionists, FTU pleads

The Free Trade Union has sent a letter to police seeking the release of two union officials arrested on Tuesday over protests at the Cerie garment factory in Kampong Speu province. ...

Sen David

Police boss blames Malaysia, Singapore for influx of drugs

National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun on Tuesday blamed weak border controls in Malaysia and Singapore for an influx of cocaine, methamphetamine and other dangerous narcotics into Cambodia. ...

Khuon Narim

National Police add weight to logging crackdown

Cambodia’s National Police have joined the fray in an ongoing crackdown against illegal logging, starting their own “mission group” following the creation of a military police task force last week. ...

Mech Dara

Police ordered to inspect private ambulance licenses

National Police and National Military Police have been ordered by the Health Ministry to inspect the licenses of all private ambulances, which are often seen fighting for business at the scene of traffic accidents before charging exorbitant prices for their services. ...

Ben Sokhean

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

Hun Sen warns opposition of backlash by armed forces

A future CNRP government would face a powerful backlash if it attempted to replace CPP loyalists Pol Saroeun and Neth Savoeun as the commanders of the military and national police, Prime Minister Hun Sen warned Monday. ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns

Top cop to officers: ‘behave’

Cambodian police officers need to step up their game, the Kingdom’s top cop told his department hierarchy this week.Speaking at a ceremony to promote two senior officers on Monday, National Police chief Neth Savoeun said staff who want to be promoted or rewarded needed to ...

Taing Vida

Police told to target known human trafficking establishments

National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun called a high-level meeting in Phnom Penh on Monday to instruct relevant police units to increase their surveillance of establishments known to deal in human trafficking. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Anti-drug units require more officers, cops say

Citing an uptick in drug cases and a lack of manpower in some provinces, the National Police yesterday announced they will be transferring scores of officers to positions in anti-drug units. ...

May Titthara

Police ordered to monitor jewelry shops around the clock

National Police chief Neth Savoeun has issued an order to police to begin 24-hour monitoring of market jewelry shops and money exchanges, and warned officers they could be fired if they allow armed robberies to occur, according to a notice posted on the police’s website ...

Ouch Sony

Mercedes fire latest incident in restive Sihanoukville

Police are probing a suspected arson attack on a Mercedes-Benz coupe in Sihanoukville, which caught fire shortly after its driver, a Turkish national, stepped out of the vehicle early Tuesday morning. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Matt Blomberg

National police chief calls for crackdown on petty criminals

National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun on Tuesday called on Phnom Penh’s police forces to increase arrest rates in the city to 75 percent of reported crimes and also asked municipal judges to grant bail less frequently.​ . ...

Mech Dara

Mafia ‘not welcome’

Cambodia’s National Police chief Neth Savoeun has told foreign embassies that it won’t tolerate “foreign mafia” in the Kingdom, in what appears to be a thinly veiled message to Russia concerning recent conflict between Russian nationals in Sihanoukville. According to the statement, Savoeun has been ...

Vong Sokheng and Shaun Turton

Man who shot 33 times over $3 fine surrenders

A man wanted by police for shooting 33 times in the air with a handgun after he was given a $3 speeding ticket turned himself into police Tuesday morning in Phnom Penh. ...

Aun Pheap

Police chief berates Kompong Speu force over Mercedes shooter

National Police chief Neth Savoeun on Tuesday rebuked police in Kompong Speu province for allowing a man in a Mercedes-Benz SUV to escape after he fired a handgun 33 times in the air in apparent protest at a $3 speeding fine. ...

Aun Pheap

Three more deputy commissioners appointed

The Interior Ministry promoted three senior police officials to the rank of deputy National Police commissioner in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon, swelling the ranks of deputy commissioners to 15 in apparent preparation for three other deputies to retire. In the absence of Interior Minister Sar Kheng, ...

Mech Dara

Cambodia seeks neighbors'cooperation to hunt for tycoon behind businessman's murder

The Cambodian authorities have asked its neighboring countries to help hunt for real estate tycoon Thong Sarath, who is wanted for ordering the murder of a prominent businessman last month, National Police Chief Gen. Neth Savoeun said Friday. ...

Global Post News Staff

FBI to assist ‘Crackdown’ on dissident, police say

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has agreed to Cambodia’s request for greater assistance as it attempts to “crack down” on U.S.-based dissidents, according to the National Police Commissariat website. A delegation led by National Police Chief Neth Savoeun returned Saturday from a three-day visit ...

Simon Henderson and Saing Soenthrith

Three provincial police chiefs shuffle jobs

Three provincial police chiefs will move into different jobs over the next three days due to their retirement or election to council positions, a police official said Tuesday. Kompong Chhnang provincial police chief Brigadier General Ath Khem will be replaced by his deputy, Brigadier General Prak ...

Saing Soenthrith

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