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Children, aged 12 and 8, have been arrested in Cambodia for selling meth

Two children have been sent to a government rehabilitation center in Cambodia after they were arrested in the capital Phnom Penh for allegedly dealing drugs. Commune Police Chief Khat Khontith confirmed that the children, aged 12 and 8, were apprehended with drugs that were tested and identified as methamphetamines.



Cambodia: One-year imprisonment of activist Tep Vanny...

Activist Tep Vanny takes part in a land rights protest in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 7, 2012. Source: Reuters ONE year on from Cambodian rights activist Tep Vanny's arrest, non-governmental organisations and the local community are coming out in force to condemn the government's treatment of the Boeung Kak Lake resident and demand her immediate release.



Herd of mobile milk cafes grows

The Cambodian owner of one of the Kingdom's fastest-growing beverage chains said he is ready to take his mobile milk carts beyond the capital, and perhaps even into neighbouring countries as well. Cheth Serey Sopheak, who launched his first Monsne CafA© mobile cart in April, said he has been inundated with requests to franchise the distinct blue-and-pink beverage carts, which specialise in drinks concocted with Hokkaido milk from Japan.



Maintaining traditional Laos-Cambodia ties in mutual interests

Many people in Laos heaved a sigh of relief - perhaps also in Cambodia - after Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen agreed on Saturday to ease tensions along the border between the two countries and to strive to normalise the situation through peaceful means. Just a day earlier, on Friday afternoon, foreign media had reported that there was growing tension along the border between Laos' Attapeu province and Cambodia's Stung Treng province.



Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo provided by The Wildlife Conservation Society and Fisheries Administration, Siamese baby crocodiles swim in a bin at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center in Koh Kong, Cambodia. WCS and FIA announced on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, that the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles, listed on IUCN's red list as critically endangered have hatched.The total population of Siamese crocodiles, around 410 wild adults, of which 100-300 live in Cambodia, making it the most important country for the conservation of this species.



Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and Cambodia's Fisheries Administration said the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center after being retrieved from the wild to protect them from poachers and predators.



Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo provided by The Wildlife Conservation Society and Fisheries Administration, Siamese baby crocodiles swim in a bin at the Koh Kong Reptile Conserva... . In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo provided by The Wildlife Conservation Society and Fisheries Administration, Siamese baby crocodiles rest at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Cent... PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched.



Cambodia's premier contemporary artist presents largest single-form sculpture to date

The Crow Collection of Asian Art is presenting a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia's most internationally prominent contemporary artist. The exhibition features his large-scale sculpture, Rang Phnom Flower, Pich's largest and most ambitious single-form sculpture to date.



Landlord discovers dead Aussie chef

The discovery of Mr Homeshaw's body in the coastal town of Sihanoukville comes just three days after he had an apparent falling out with a Cambodian friend. On August 11, Mr Homeshaw, 40, wrote a cryptic post on Facebook that he was leaving the Cambodian capital for Sihanoukville after the falling out.



UN envoy meets with Sar Kheng and Kem Sokha

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith shakes hands with Interior Minister Kem Sokha after a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied The United Nation's Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith met yesterday with Interior Minister Sar Kheng and opposition leader Kem Sokha, telling reporters they had discussed issues ranging from prison overcrowding to free assembly and elections.



Phnom Penh airport railway project halted

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is shown his way by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe prior to their meeting at the state guesthouse in Tokyo on Aug 7. The Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has announced a halt to a railway project meant to lead to Phnom Penh airport following multiple protests by local villagers. Villagers of Por Sen Chey district have been protesting against the railway construction in their community over the past few weeks, burning tyres during some protests.



After Cambodia Daily's $6M bill, tax authority targets Radio Free Asia, Voice Of America

Phnom Penh- After slapping news outlet the Cambodia Daily with $6 million in taxes, the Cambodian tax authority has now accused 'Radio Free Asia' and 'Voice of America' for failing to pay their taxes Popular media outlets Radio Free Asia and Voice of America have become the latest to draw the attention of the government for allegedly not paying taxes, one week after a letter to the Cambodia Daily demanding more than $6 million in back taxes was leaked. In the August 11 letter, the Ministry of Economy and Finance asks the Information Ministry to take action against the stations for failing to pay taxes and for not being licensed news organisations.



Villagers clash with workers in Kampot land dispute

A soldier watches while company representatives tear down a house that villagers were building on what authorities claim is company land. Photo supplied A long-runnig land dispute turned violent over the weekend as villagers in Kampot province's Decho Aphivat commune clashed with representatives of an agriculture company who had been ordered to tear down their homes.



Driver arrested for attempted smuggling of 32 Cambodian migrants to Bangkok

A Thai man was arrested Monday morning after the authorities intercepted his van and found 32 undocumented Cambodians jam-packed inside in Sa Kaeo's Aranyaprathet district. Acting on tips-off, rangers and immigration police patrolled a road along the border in the area and spotted a speeding van coming from the direction of Khok Sung district.



Banh shuffles military police in five provinces

Defence Minister Tea Banh seen with General Sao Sokha , seen at an event last month, have signed the military police reshuffle. Photo supplied Defence Minister Tea Banh reshuffled the Military Police's provincial leadership last week, with five provinces receiving new commanders, a statement obtained yesterday says, while a local media outlet also reported that a family member of the force's national commander was appointed as one of his deputies.



News anchor draws ire for saying women should 'not resist' rape

Meas Rithy, a news anchor for Hang Meas TV, seen hosting the show where he made misogynistic comments about rape that caused a social media uproar. Photo supplied A local television presenter is facing heavy criticism for an inflammatory on-air suggestion that rape victims should not resist their attackers, and should instead accept sexual assault to avoid being killed - a reference to a brutal rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman in Svay Rieng province last week.



KPP head arrested for Facebook post criticising deployment of troops to Laos border

Khmer Power Party head Sourn Serey Ratha, seen handcuffed and seated in a police vehicle following his arrest yesterday in Phnom Penh. Fresh News Khmer Power Party head and former convicted "terrorist" Sourn Serey Ratha was arrested yesterday over a Facebook post criticising the deployment of troops to the Laos border by suggesting that grunts in the field would suffer while the military's leaders hung back to enjoy "money" and "girls".





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