Banteay Meanchey governor, five others sued for manslaughter, torture

Three of five land dispute victims, representing 150 families in Banteay Meanchey province’s Slakram commune, on Tuesday sued provincial governor Um Reatrey and five others for manslaughter, and the use of intentional violence against them while they were detained for protesting outside the provincial hall ...

Voun Dara

More than 4,000 border crimes foiled this year

The Defence Ministry prevented more than 4,000 border crimes so far this year and has pledged to continue cooperating with neighbouring countries to fight crime. A report posted yesterday by ministry spokesman General Chhum Sucheat on his Facebook page said that the Royal Cambodian Armed ...

Ven Rathavong

Commander accused of corruption

A National Military Police taskforce has opened a corruption investigation against Brigadier General Kong Saokun, Preah Vihear provincial military police commander, who is suspected of funnelling about $20,000 from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Former KPP leader pardoned by King

King Norodom Sihamoni yesterday granted a royal pardon to former Khmer Power Party president Sourn Serey Ratha, who had been jailed for just over a year after being convicted of inciting military personnel disobedience and demoralising the army. .. ...

Khuon Narim

CMAC retirees to get pensions

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre has called for all retired staff and families of deceased staff to contact its office to get a pension under its Royal Cambodian Armed Forces status. ...

Ven Rathavong

Chinese choppers, APCs arrive for joint exercise

Three helicopters, eight armoured personnel carriers and other military materials from China arrived in Cambodia yesterday a few days ahead of a military exercise between the Cambodian and Chinese militaries in Kampong Speu province. ...

Khy Sovuthy

More than 300 RCAF officers promoted, including 178 new generals

The King has signed off on promotions for more than 300 Royal Cambodian Armed Forces officers in December and January, including at least six generals who recently joined the ruling CPP’s Central Committee. The mass military promotion – the second so far this year – brings ...

Mech Dara

Soldiers ‘attack’ patrollers for confiscating timber

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces member, backed up by seven of his fellow soldiers, allegedly attacked a community forest patroller and threatened to set him and his family on fire for confiscating illegal timber, according to the patroller. ...

Phak Seangly

China to hold second military exercises with Cambodia

China will hold its second military exercise with Cambodia in March focusing on counter terrorism, the Cambodian army said on Wednesday, in another sign of the Southeast Asian country strengthening ties with Beijing. The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces said in a statement the exercise would ...

Prak Chan Thul

Tea Banh leads war of words

The Defence Minister has threatened to destroy Sam Rainsy’s Cambodia National Rescue Movement if it attempts to cause trouble in the country, while the Cambodian Nationality Party has called on people not to join the “illegal” group. General Tea Banh made the comments at the Defence ...

May Titthara

New spy school announced

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the creation of a school to train spies to combat “colour revolution” and terrorism in Cambodia yesterday, tapping his son and Ministry of Defence Intelligence Director Hun Manith to lead it. ...

Mech Dara

‘Incitement’ complaint filed against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy

A lawyer for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces filed a complaint accusing former opposition leader Sam Rainsy of “incitement” yesterday, despite Prime Minister Hun Sen vowing on Wednesday to sue his long-time political opponent for “treason”. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson

PM, military officials say Rainsy will face ‘treason’ suit over Facebook post

Prime Minister Hun Sen and members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces yesterday announced their intention to formally accuse former opposition leader Sam Rainsy of treason, after Rainsy urged soldiers and policemen not to shoot protesters. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson

Stung Treng border brigade unveiled

The government on Saturday inaugurated a new Royal Cambodian Armed Forces brigade to serve a disputed part of the Cambodia-Laos border. Defence Minister General Tea Banh presided over a ceremony to mark the establishment of infantry brigade 128, which comes under the control of RCAF’s ...

Khy Sovuthy

Hun Manith gets another star

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s middle son, Hun Manith, was among 28 officers to receive high-level promotions in the military, with the now three-star general continuing his rise through the ranks of the armed forces and ruling party. ...

Mech Dara

Army brass arrested in Sihanoukville

An army general in Preah Sihanouk province was arrested by Military Police officials on Tuesday after the provincial court ordered he be taken into custody following allegations of land grabbing. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Government approves 56 additional generals

The government has approved a new round of mass military promotions, elevating 40 officers to the rank of brigadier general and 16 people to major general status. ...

Mech Dara

PM wants women promoted

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Interior Ministry to place women as deputy governors in 25 cities and provinces as well as to increase the role of women in the army, military police and National Police in an effort to promote gender equality. ...

May Titthara

Cambodia and Thailand agree on border security

Both Cambodia and Thailand agreed on Tuesday to adopt an approach of nonviolence when dealing with those found illegally crossing the border after a meeting between the two nations’ border authorities. ...

Ban Sokrith

Voting rules changed for police, army

Less than one week after refusing to create a way for migrant workers to vote in the coming elections, the National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday asked the Interior Ministry to urgently intervene and allow National Police units and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces to vote near ...

May Titthara

Military police officer, retired soldier detained over beating

A military police officer and a retired Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier are being detained at the Battambang provincial military police headquarters after beating a crowd of 11 scavengers for allegedly stealing a bra and pants from one of their wives, officials said on Sunday. ...

Mech Dara

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

Villagers claim torture by Thai soldiers after their release

Three Cambodian men arrested in Thailand last week were returned to Preah Vihear province on Monday and claim they were tortured by the Thai military before being released, according to a military colonel in the area who provided a video of the men’s accounts. According ...

Saing Soenthrith

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