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US military aid to Cambodia to continue, diplomat says

A US diplomat says military aid to Cambodia is necessary to improve the professionalism of the country’s security forces. The US has been criticized for its military aid to Cambodia, following violent crackdowns on demonstrations this year. ...

Khoun Theara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/us-military-aid-to-cambodia-to-continue-diplomat-says/1934634.html

Sentinel page drops photos

Less than two weeks after a major rights group lambasted the US’s training of Cambodia’s “abusive armed forces”, allegedly incriminating photographs have been removed from the official Facebook page of the joint training exercise. On May 20, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement hitting out ...

Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sentinel-page-drops-photos

Bag snatchings jump: EU

After being presented with statistics showing a more than 100 per cent rise in petty crime against foreigners, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday called on police officials to look into what’s causing the problem. Nicolas Baudouin, a spokesman for the French Embassy, confirmed that a ...

Vong Sokheng and Joe Freeman
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bag-snatchings-jump-eu

Cambodia sends possible remains of 3 U.S. soldiers to U.S.

Possible remains of three missing U.S. soldiers recovered in Cambodia was repatriated to Hawaii on Wednesday for testing, officials said. During a ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport, American soldiers carried three white coffins draped with U.S. flags onto a C-17 military cargo plane. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-04/02/c_133232442.htm

Officials to head to US for adoption training

Cambodia’s long-awaited resumption of international adoptions will soon take another tenuous step forward with a US State Department program that will see local adoption officials flown to the United States for training. The initiative, pegged an “informational visitor’s program”, follows on the heels of a January ...

Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-head-us-adoption-training

Government Says US Praised Protest ‘Patience’

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said Wednesday that a senior U.S. diplomat had congratulated the government for its patience in dealing with recent protests, which were brought to a bloody end early last month when military police opened fire, killing five and wounding more ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-says-us%E2%80%88praised-protest-patience-51547/

11 Activists Arrested for Views That ‘Impact Public Order’

Eleven political activists were pulled off the street by helmeted security guards Tuesday morning during a peaceful march to foreign embassies to deliver petitions calling for an end to government violence and the release of 23 imprisoned activists and strikers. The 11 protesters—10 land rights activists ...

Phorn Bopha and Colin Meyn
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/eleven-activists-arrested-for-views-that-impact-public-order-50934/

US Taxman Provides Investigation Training

The U.S. tax collection agency is this week training Cambodian bank staff as well as anti-corruption officials, police, judges and prosecutors in how to investigate financial activity to detect wrongdoing, officials said Monday. U.S. Embassy spokesman Sean McIntosh said the program, called Intermediate Financial Investigations Training, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/us-taxman-provides-investigation-training-40220/

Cambodia Delays US Military Aid

Cambodia postponed U.S.-backed military assistance programs immediately after the July 28 national election, officials of both countries confirmed Tuesday, in a move that analysts said reflects a strain in relations after years of strengthening military ties. The U.S. has in recent years expanded training and other ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-delays-us-military-assistance-39509/

Donors Asked to Freeze Aid Over NGO Law

Ten international organizations including Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, and Global Witness have urged dozens of foreign ministers to consider freezing aid to Cambodia if the government passes the current draft of its proposed NGO law. In a letter sent Wednesday to 36 foreign ministers ...

Pay Off Officials, Risk Prison Stint, New Law Says

The government has brought into force a new law that makes all illegal payments to officials punishable by up to 15 years in jail for those who accept such payments and up to 10 years for those who make payments. Im Oudom, a member of ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

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