Ministry holds workshop to train Kratie rice wine brewers

The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft organised a training workshop on Thursday in Kratie province on how to make rice wine. The workshop was conducted following the case of toxic rice wine that killed several people and hospitalised many others in the province last month. ...

Voun Dara

Kratie rice wine operations halted amid poisoning

Rice wine operations in Kratie province have been shut down indefinitely with immediate effect after a toxic batch recently killed several people and hospitalised others. Kratie provincial industry and handicraft department head Ny Chhun said the objective of the move is to reduce the harm ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

‘Toxic’ rice wine kills five in Kratie

As of Sunday, the death toll from toxic rice wine consumption in Kratie province had increased to five. Forty others remain hospitalised, the provincial health department said. Department director Chhneang Sovutha said the sale of rice wine had been banned in the province’s Sambo district ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Kratie rice wine again blamed for fatal poisonings

Authorities in Kratie province have temporarily closed three rice wine production facilities after two poisoning incidents left three people dead and many more ill last week. ...

Pav Suy

Over 100 tonnes of illegal items destroyed in K Speu

More than 100 tonnes of fake, expired and illegal products with banned chemical substances were destroyed on Thursday in Kampong Speu province on the orders of Interior Minister Sar Kheng. Kheng said the counterfeit products, which included food and beverages, were imported, mostly from the ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Battambang gold mines busted with cyanide

A joint task force including the Military Police, officials from the mining and environment ministries, and local authorities in Battambang over the weekend uncovered 20 barrels of cyanide at four illegal gold mines operating in Phnom Proek district. Phnom Proek district Military Police commander Leng ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Kratie officials find brewery ‘linked’ to poisoning deaths

Local authorities in Kratie province believe they have identified the source of the deadly rice wine, made with lethal levels of methanol that killed 14 people. The discovery was made after investigations traced the incident to the owner of a brewery who died after drinking ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Cyanide ‘found in samples’

A senior official at the Ministry of Environment said on Thursday analysis of blood samples from victims of Kratie province’s contaminated water incident earlier this month have confirmed the presence of cyanide, albeit at very low levels. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Villagers’ deaths prompt mines meeting

Mines Minister Suy Sem yesterday ordered mining operators to follow the law to prevent mining waste from polluting rivers in the wake of more than 10 villagers dying from consuming tainted water in Kratie province. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Villagers not poisoned by cyanide: Mines Minister

Mines Minister Suy Sem has dismissed a claim by Industry Minister Cham Prasidh, who said that villagers in Kratie province were poisoned and killed by cyanide-tainted water due to run-off from gold mines. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Villagers in Kratie province were poisoned by mining: Industry Minister

Industry Minister Cham Prasidh has said that villagers in Kratie province’s Chetr Borei district were poisoned after consuming water tainted with cyanide which was used for mining operations in Mondolkiri and Kratie province. ...

Sen David

Gold mine waste blamed for deadly poisoning in Cambodia

Experts from the ministry examined the water in the river of Prek Te in Kratie and found chromium and cyanide. The substances were found at various mining sites between Kratie and neighboring Mondulkiri and the ministry believed that they were improperly handled and that rain ...

Radio Free Asia staff

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