Top generals from Cambodia, Thailand meet to discuss border security

Enhancing cross-border security topped the agenda at a meeting between high ranking military officials from Cambodia and Thailand last week. Gen. Pol Saroeun, the Cambodian commander-in-chief, met with Gen. Thanchaiyan Srisuwan, head of the Thai military, on Friday at the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces headquarters in ...

Aun Chhengpor

‘Like-minded friends forever’: Golden Dragon, Cambodia’s 17-day military exercise with China, kicks off

On Saturday morning, hundreds of Cambodian and Chinese soldiers in full combat gear stood in formation in front of a backdrop of tanks, armoured trucks, machine gun-mounted helicopters, and artillery weapons. Generals from both sides spoke warmly of the deepening relationship between the two countries, ...

Ben Sokhean

Army, Ministry of Environment agree to cooperate

Environment Minster Say Sam Al and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Commander Pol Saroeun announced three new points of cooperation following a meeting earlier this week, Saroeun announced on his official Facebook page. ...

Yesenia Amaro and Phak Seangly

Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit marks seven years

Pol Saroeun, commander-in-chief of the military,  said his forces were “absolutely loyal” to Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family on Sunday at an event marking seven years since Mr. Hun Sen’s personal bodyguard unit was formed as a distinct entity from Brigade 70. ...

Ben Sokhean

Cluster-bomb seminar will aim to push for global ban

Cambodia is set to host a seminar by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in May to encourage other countries to sign a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs and brief military officials on international conventions and laws. ...

Ban Sokrith

Philippine army to assist Cambodian military

The Commanding General of the Philippine Army Eduardo M. Año pledged to strengthen bilateral ties with the Kingdom and train Cambodian armed forces in natural disaster relief, sea security, drug trafficking and illegal border crossing prevention on Friday during a meeting with Commander-in-Chief of the ...

Ban Sokrith

Top brass of RCAF told to get on social media

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces commander-in-chief Pol Saroeun yesterday told hundreds of the Kingdom’s top military brass to be more like Prime Minister Hun Sen and join the information age via smartphones and social media. ...

Vong Sokheng

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

Police, military show support for Hun Sen on maps issue

With public statements of their own over the weekend, the national police and armed forces dutifully fell in behind Prime Minister Hun Sen’s call on Friday for swift legal action against anyone who still dared to dispute that his government was using the right maps ...

Aun Pheap

Police seize wood destined for brigade commander’s office

Police in Kandal province on Tuesday confiscated a haul of wood, including a few pieces of precious rosewood, that was being unlawfully transported to Phnom Penh by the military for the construction of a Brigade 90 commander’s office. The commander has appealed to Royal Cambodian Armed ...

Aun Pheap

Cambodian army chief visits China to promote friendly relations

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Gen. Pol Saroeun left here Sunday for a five-day visit to China to bolster ties and cooperation between the two countries. ...

Global Post News Staff

Cambodia PM attacked for praising notorius military unit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has stirred disquiet after praising a military unit which has been heavily implicated in human rights abuses and political killings. The former Khmer Rouge commander – who has been premier for more than 25 years – gave a speech Monday thanking the troops of the notorius Brigade 70 for their ...

World Bulletin News Staff

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

Myanmar military chief to visit Cambodia on ties

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defense Services, will pay a four-day visit to Cambodia on Wednesday to bolster bilateral ties and cooperation. ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Governors of Preah Sihanouk, Ratanakkiri and Pursat replaced

The governors of Preah Sihanouk, Ratanakkiri and Pursat provinces have been replaced by Royal Decree, according to officials, with the first of the transfer ceremonies being carried out Thursday morning. Sborng Sarath, the governor of Preah Sihanouk province, was replaced Thursday by Chhit Sokhom, the former ...

Saing Soenthrith

Friends in high places

A Chinese developer with a “family-like” relationship to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit has accelerated construction at its $5 billion resort – ostensibly cancelled by royal decree in 2010 – in a protected national park in Preah Sihanouk province. The 3,300-hectare Golden Silver Gulf resort ...

Daniel Pye and May Titthara

Cambodian, Chinese senior military officials pledge to advance ties

Cambodian and Chinese senior military officials on Monday vowed to deepen bilateral ties and cooperation for mutual benefits. The commitment was made during a meeting between Gen. Pol Saroeun, commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces ( RCAF), and Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

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

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