Cambodia and Thailand to jointly fight VoIP scammers

Defence Minister General Tea Banh has made a joint commitment with Thailand’s First Deputy Prime Minister to combat VoIP scams, a heated issue in the two Southeast Asian countries in recent years, among other cross-border crimes. ...

Hang Punreay

Cambodia: No foreign military base allowed, Period

Cambodia’s Defence Minister Tea Banh reassured Wednesday that no foreign military base would be allowed in the country as it goes against its Constitution. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Tea Banh to participate in 19th Asia Security Summit, Shangri la Dialogue 2022 this week

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, will lead a high-ranking delegation of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) to attend the 19th Asia Security Summit (IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2022) from June 10-12 in Singapore. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia starts rehabilitating Ream naval base

Under the grant aid from China, the construction project for dry dock, pier and slipway rehabilitation in the modernisation centre of Ream Naval Base in Preah Sihanouk province kicked off this morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, Vietnam to further strengthen defence ties

The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have appreciated and vowed to further boost their good bilateral cooperation, particularly in the defence sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Tea Banh urges speedy progress on land disputes

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh has urged the Koh Kong Provincial Administration to speed up the resolution of land disputes for the affected families and to prevent the problem from becoming more complicated. ...

Nov Sivutha

Vietnam, Cambodia solidify defence cooperation

Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Phan Van Giang and his Cambodian counterpart Tea Banh have agreed to enhance bilateral defence-security ties in the principle of not allowing any hostile force to use one’s territory to sabotage security of the other. ...

Khmer Times Staff

’Powerful man’ grabs famous tycoon’s land

This young oknha, identified as Tea Vichet – the nephew of Defence Minister Tea Banh – posted a message on Monday saying: “At this moment, I am facing a problem. A powerful rich person living in Phnom Penh grabbed my farmland!” ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

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

Officials told to remain neutral

The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday ordered village and commune chiefs across Cambodia to not abuse their position, and the resources that come with it, by campaigning ahead of the Kingdom’s July 29 national elections. ...

Mech Dara

Cops in Kampong Cham, Pursat take course in how to prevent riots

Nearly 600 provincial police officers from Kampong Cham and Pursat completed a training course in protest and strike preparedness which taught them how to deal with potential unrest before and after the national elections on July 29. ...

Mech Dara

Gov’t continues China tilt as ties with the US slide on ‘interference’ in Kingdom’s internal affairs

China has granted some $131 million in aid to the Cambodian military. It comes as yet another sign that the Kingdom is strengthening strategic ties with its Asian neighbour to counter increasingly cold relations with the United States. The aid was announced as part of ...

Mech Dara

Golden Dragon military exercises end with bang

Amid a hail of 20,000 bullets, the thud of eight helicopters, a hostage rescue demonstration and choreographed martial arts performances, the joint Chinese-Cambodian Golden Dragon military exercises concluded yesterday as officials from both sides praised the expanding relationship between the two countries. ...

Ben Sokhean and Daphne Chen

RCAF ‘observing’ in Thailand, with photos showing army-plated vehicles in Bangkok

Days after Cambodian and Thai officials reportedly agreed on closer coordination over “foreign fugitives”, opposition party members who have fled the country for Thailand have provided evidence of Cambodian military vehicles stationed near their homes in Bangkok, increasing fear among asylum seekers that they could ...

Ben Sokhean and Ananth Baliga

Few women in upper ranks

Cambodian women make up less than 3 percent of the military’s upper echelons, the ministries of defence and women’s affairs confirmed yesterday. Just 88 women hold ranks of one-star general and above, with one solitary woman ranked a four-star general and a deputy commander-in-chief of ...

Erin Handley and Ben Sokhean

Hun Sen’s ‘Win’ set in stone: minister floats plan to immortalise post-dissolution defections

Across the Prek Pnov Bridge, where Phnom Penh gives way to Kandal, the massive foundations of an unfinished stone spire commemorating the achievements of Prime Minister Hun Sen jut up from an otherwise empty expanse. ...

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

Tea Banh shrugs off threat of international sanctions

Defence Minister Tea Banh expressed indifference to the threat of international sanctions being levied on government officials and the Cambodian economy on Saturday, while ordering his military to be ready to destroy any attempts at an alleged “colour revolution” or popular demonstration over the arrest ...

Mech Dara and Leonie Kijewski

Tea Banh defends recent crackdown

Defence Minister General Tea Banh yesterday told Asean member states and eight other countries how the recent government crackdown on media outlets and NGOs was legal and justified. ...

Ven Rathavong

Man held by Thais linked to senior Cambodian officials

Cambodian immigration officer Leang Piseth, who is detained in Thailand on suspicion of smuggling weapons, is a relative by marriage of Defence Minister Tea Banh, as well as of recently reassigned Koh Kong Provincial Governor Bun Leut and retired high-ranking Police General Tham Sann, The ...

Shaun Turton and Mech Dara

Minister scolds Thai outlets

Cambodia’s Ministry of Defence has demanded an apology from Thai media outlets for reports linking Defence Minister Tea Banh to a recent case of alleged cross-border arms smuggling by a Thai air force officer, one which has also ensnared an official from Cambodia’s Interior Ministry ...

Niem Chheng and Shaun Turton

PM: No questions for the ministers

Prime Minister Hun Sen said he will not allow members of the opposition to question government ministers in the National Assembly (NA), telling a pro-government news outlet that the opposition had to “respect the law first.” ...

Taing Vida

China to help Cambodia’s military

China will help Cambodia improve its military capacity and provide military technical skills, National Defense Minister Tea Banh said yesterday. ...

Ban Sokrith and Ros Chanveasna

Indonesia, Cambodia discuss defence cooperation

Indonesia is willing to offer Cambodia’s navy ships at a discount and would like the Kingdom to be involved in joint patrols in the region, Indonesia’s Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu yesterday told the Post, amid his meetings with government leaders. ...

Shaun Turton and Vong Sokheng

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