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Gunfire exchange leaves one suspect dead

Police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city exchanged gunfire on Monday’s night with three suspected thieves on, leaving one suspect died at the scene. ​ ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/gunfire-exchange-leaves-one-suspect-dead-8883

Protesters march for removal of village chief

About 100 protesters on Tuesday marched to their local commune office on the outskirts of Poipet City to submit a petition demanding the removal of their village chief, whose three sons they accuse of using violence with impunity. Commune chief Nuot Ly confirmed that he ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/protesters-march-for-removal-of-village-chief-72125/

Poipet city taxi drivers protest new checkpoint

Dozens of taxi drivers in Poipet City protested Monday against the creation of a new checkpoint where they are forced to pay costly bribes to transport goods that have been smuggled across the border from Thailand. ...

Ouch Sony
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/poipet-city-taxi-drivers-protest-new-checkpoint-71112/

Thai military arrests Poipet border traders

Sixteen Cambodian border traders were imprisoned by the Thai military over the weekend after they were caught smuggling shoes and clothing illicitly bearing registered trademarks across the Poipet City border crossing on Saturday. The traders, who supply the Rong Kluea border market in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo ...

Saing Soenthrith
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/thai-military-arrests-poipet-border-traders-66689/

As prices fall, rat hunting’s few charms fade

Just after sunrise in the slums surrounding the Stung Meanchey dump, Lak Han, 45, sits in the dirt outside his home methodically chopping up a large pile of rodents. For many years, like hundreds of others at the dumpsite, Mr. Han made a paltry living collecting ...

Mech Dara and Holly Robertson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/as-prices-fall-rat-huntings-few-charms-fade-64042/

Six lightning deaths, dozens of homes destroyed in storms

At least six people were killed by lightning this week in storms that destroyed dozens of homes across several provinces, officials said Thursday. Keo Vy, cabinet chief for the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said that the six deaths had occurred between Monday and Wednesday ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/six-lightning-deaths-dozens-of-homes-destroyed-in-storms-57957/

Police arrest 23 illegal loggers, issue warnings

Police raided a guesthouse in Poipet City on Monday and arrested 23 men as they waited to be paid for illegally logging rosewood across Cambodia’s border with Thailand, police officials said. Um Sophal, Poipet City police chief, said the men were arrested Monday following a tip-off ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-arrest-23-illegal-loggers-issue-warnings-55554/

Taxi Drivers Block Checkpoint In Poipet to Protest New Tax

Taxi drivers staged a large protest Wednesday at a customs checkpoint in Poipet City over customs officials’ demands for what the protesters said was an exorbitant tax on a small load of goods. At the checkpoint Wednesday, more than 50 taxi drivers blocked the road for ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/taxi-drivers-block-checkpoint-in-poipet-to-protest-new-tax-49159/

Revenues Down at Pailin’s Dreamworld Casino

U.S.-listed firm Entertainment Gaming Asia’s (EGA) Dreamworld casino in Poipet province has seen revenue drop by almost 18 percent this year, according to financial results released by the company. Results issued on Thursday from Hong Kong said the casino, which opened in May 2012, made revenue ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/revenues-down-at-pailins-dreamworld-casino-39102/

Rail gets rice exports on move

For the first time since a railway rehabilitation project was launched in 2006, Cambodian rice is now being transported from Phnom Penh to the Sihanoukville port along the country’s southern line for export, operators Toll said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Phnom Penh cargo loading station, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rail-gets-rice-exports-move

Poipet Vendors Protest Corrupt Border Officials

More than 800 street vendors and drivers of taxis, tuk-tuks and motorcycles working the border area between Banteay Meanchey province and Thailand yesterday marched through Poipet City calling for an end to the rampant corruption being carried out by border officials. Migrant workers who cross ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

French Firm Out of Railway Rehabilition Project

The head of the government department in charge of railways made a dramatic about-face yesterday, saying that French construction firm TSO (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. was being thrown off the donor-funded railway rehabilitation project. Contacted on Tuesday, Ly Borin, director of the Transport Ministry’s railway department, denied ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Government Orders Railway Repairs to Start

The government has ordered French construction firm TSO (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. to resume work repairing the railway line between Phnom Penh and Serei Saophoan City in Banteay Meanchey province, an official said yesterday. The French firm has been contracted to rehabilitate the France-build railway – a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Government Asks for Asian Development Bank's Help on Railway

The government yesterday asked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue to help Cambodia’s troubled railway rehabilitation project, which is in desperate need of more funding in order to complete the network’s northern line. Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong met with the ADB’s recently appointed country ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Casino Workers Strike Over Fired Union Leaders

More than 200 workers at Poipet City’s Casino Tropicana went on strike over the weekend, calling for management to improve working conditions and rehire two Free Trade Union (FTU) members who were fired earlier this year. Workers said that Sat Sep, formerly the representative of the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Thais Appeal Sentence in Prisoners Case

Three Thai convicted of imprisoning three other Thai and two Chinese nationals over debts owed to a Poipet City casino asked the Appeal Court yesterday to reduce their 25-year prison sentences. The defendants-Chelao Keutthang,42; Chanadet Chareunsuk, 28; and Narungvit Cheuman, 28-were arrested in November 2009 when Banteay ...

Hun Sen Urges Vigilance as Flood Conditions Persist

More than 100 families were evacuated to higher ground in Banteay Meanchey province’s Serei Saophoan City yesterday, as Prime Minister Hun Sen urged people to be vigilant in the face of continued flooding. After heavy rain last night, 100 more people from Serei Saophan City ...

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