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Government steps up to reach 2025 mine-free goal

Prime Minister Hun Sen has allowed the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) also known as the Mine Authority to access funds to deploy 2,000 Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) personnel in the humanitarian demining operation from 2020-2025. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-steps-reach-2025-mine-free-goal

US, Cambodia pledge to strengthen military ties

The US on Tuesday pledged to help train military officers, particularly Cambodia’s blue helmet troops deployed for UN’s peacekeeping operations. The pledge was made during a meeting between US ambassador Patrick Murphy and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) commander-in-chief General Vong Pisen. Further strengthening of ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/us-cambodia-pledge-strengthen-military-ties

Cambodia, Vietnam to hold joint disaster rescue exercises

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the People’s Army of Vietnam will hold joint disaster rescue exercises in further collaborations to “maintain peace, order and stability in the neighbouring countries”. The drills are to be carried in Cambodia and Vietnam’s neighbouring Svay Rieng and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-vietnam-hold-joint-disaster-rescue-exercises

Kingdom-VN forces ink accord

Lieutenant General Hun Manet, the commander of the infantry of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), and the chief of the Vietnamese defence forces have agreed to strengthen ties and cooperate further in managing and defending the border. Infantry command said on a working visit ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/kingdom-vn-forces-ink-accord

‘Ninety-nine oknha in army’

A senior military official said on Sunday that the Ministry of National Defence had found almost 100 military personnel with the title “oknha”. He told The Post that the ministry was preparing procedural formalities to enable the oknha to choose between keeping the honorific or ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ninety-nine-oknha-army

RCAF officials forced to pick oknha title or their position

More than two-thirds of senior officials at the General Command Headquarters of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) have decided to relinquish their oknha titles to maintain their roles in the armed forces, an RCAF official said. Of 61 senior officials, 45 relinquished their title ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rcaf-officials-forced-pick-oknha-title-or-their-position

RCAF seeks Chinese language aid

RCAF deputy commander General Ith Sarath has requested the Chinese military help teach the Chinese language to military officials. Gen Sarath on Monday met with Brigadier General Xu Wenhua, deputy director of the Royal Academy of Artillery and Air Defence of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622468/rcaf-seeks-chinese-language-aid/

Golden Hanuman military exercises to be held on May 3-8

More than a month since completing the Golden Dragon joint military exercises with China, some 2,000 members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) are set to launch their own drills at a Kampot army training school. Next month’s exercises, using live ammunition, will take ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/golden-hanuman-military-exercises-be-held-may-3-8

Golden Dragon joint military exercises with China begin today

Today the Cambodian and Chinese armies will hold their largest joint military exercise. Dubbed the “Golden Dragon”, senior military officials say it is a representation of current Sino-Cambodian relations. They also say that since joint military exercises began with China in 2016, the drills have ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50586172/golden-dragon-joint-military-exercises-with-china-begin-today/

Anti-Corruption Unit investigates wealth of sacked RCAF general

A probe was launched on Monday into the excessive wealth of the sacked commander of the Ratanakkiri provincial Military Police, Kim Reaksmey, despite no official complaint having been filed as yet, Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) president Om Yentieng said. “Using our own authority and information available ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-corruption-unit-investigates-wealth-sacked-rcaf-general

Sao Sokha: Combat forestry crimes

General Sao Sokha, the deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and commander of the National Military Police, on Monday, ordered relevant authorities to put more effort into combating natural resource-related crimes. According to Fresh News, Sokha, who also chairs the National Committee ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sao-sokha-combat-forestry-crimes

Defence Ministry to ‘add new blood’ to Kingdom’s military

The Ministry of National Defence is set to add new blood into the Kingdom’s armed forces, with its military academy starting a new round of enrollment and recruitment to fill nearly 700 vacancies. While the ministry said the recruitment is meant to protect the Kingdom’s ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/defence-ministry-add-new-blood-kingdoms-military

Hun Manet promoted after royal decree

Hun manet, the son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, rose to the rank of Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) – the second most powerful position in the Kingdom’s military – on Thursday after a royal decree. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-manet-promoted-after-royal-decree

CMAC unveils new demining project

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Friday incorporated more than 250 retired and disabled officers and staff into the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF). It also announced a 10-year (2016-2025) demining project that requires around $100 million in funds for the first five years. ...

HongTholly Sonit and Oung Dane
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-unveils-new-demining-project

Defence Ministry hits back at rights report

Human Rights Watch yesterday issued a scathing report alleging that 12 army and police leaders close to Prime Minister Hun Sen have committed serious human rights violations. The report drew the ire of the Defence Ministry and government, which issued a retort saying that it ...

Khmer Times
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50506298/defence-ministry-hits-back-at-rights-report/

Ruling CPP fields candidates from armed forces, police for elections

The Prime Minister Hun Sen-led Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which many consider as having already won July’s national elections with no major rival in sight, is planning to bring influential senior military officials into the Kingdom’s legislature by nominating them as candidates, an act seen ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ruling-cpp-fields-candidates-armed-forces-police-elections

US-Cambodia standoff

In late January last year, China donated 100 tanks to Cambodia. And the militaries of the two countries just celebrated their 60th anniversary of Sino-Cambodia diplomatic relations by concluding their joint annual Golden Dragon military exercises on Thursday. ...

Sek Sophal
https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1439187/us-cambodia-standoff

CMAC to get pensions in framework of RCAF

The Cambodian Mine Action Center has been incorporated into the “framework” of the Cambodian military, ostensibly to allow CMAC employees to receive government pensions. “Officials and staff of [CMAC] would like to deeply thank [Hun Sen] for offering officials and staff of CMAC official framework ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-get-pensions-framework-rcaf

‘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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minded-friends-forever-golden-dragon-cambodias-17-day-military-exercise-china-kicks

Hun Sen lauds first Cambodian-built bridge across Mekong River

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lauded engineers for constructing the first Cambodian-built concrete bridge across the Mekong River in Kampong Cham province. Speaking at an inauguration ceremony for the bridge, Mr Hun Sen said the bridge was the first-ever concrete bridge built across a river ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50114116/hun-sen-lauds-first-cambodian-built-bridge-across-mekong-river/

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