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Taxi driver shot by Ministry of Defence colonel in alleged pistol 'malfunction'

Publication date 20 February 2018 | 21:14 | ICT

A 40-year-old taxi driver in Phnom Penh underwent surgery at Calmette Hospital this morning to remove a bullet from his left side after he was allegedly shot - on accident - by a drunken colonel from the Ministry of Defence.



  • Kem Ley's family arrives in Australia as refugees

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 23:24 | ICT

    The wife and children of slain political analyst Kem Ley have landed safely in Melbourne, Australia as refugees.

  • Villagers and police officials in Kratie look on as officials recover the body of a student who drowned over the weekend.

    Bodies of two drowned students recovered in Kratie

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 18:05 | ICT

    Authorities today recovered the bodies of two high school students who drowned in the Mekong River after an overloaded boat carrying eight classmates sank over the weekend in Kratie province.

  • A pond near a sugar plantation that villagers suspect was poisoned, leading to the deaths of their cows in Preah Vihear Province. Photo supplied

    Cows mysteriously die in Preah Vihear

    Publication date 20 February 2018 | 09:42 | ICT

    An investigation is underway to determine what caused 16 cows from two Preah Vihear province villages to drop dead over the course of several weeks, authorities confirmed today.

  • Police accuse Leav Samey (third from left) of killing his wife with a machete after they argued about his drunkenness while harvesting cassava. National Police

    Husband kills wife during cassava harvest fight, police say

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 17:18 | ICT

    A farmer accused of killing his wife on Sunday after fighting with her about drinking while they harvested cassava in Oddar Meanchey province will appear in court today, authorities said.

  • British organiser of Siem Reap pool party to face trial after other foreigners released

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 17:16 | ICT

    The case against a British national swept up in a raid on so-called pornographic dancing at a party in Siem Reap last month is set to proceed to trial, a court spokesman said yesterday, even after nine others arrested alongside him

  • Oeung Sary was among hundreds of villagers urging the Kandal provincial authorities today to resolve their land dispute with tycoon Seang Chanheng.

    Villagers in dispute over land for new Kandal airport take fight to province hall

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 16:08 | ICT

    More than 200 people gathered at Kandal Provincial Hall today demanding intervention in a dispute involving tycoon Seang Chanheng near land earmarked for a massive new $1.5 billion airport development.

  • Conservationists in Koh Kong province discovered a nest of critically endangered royal turtles earlier this month.

    Nest of endangered royal turtles found in Koh Kong province

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 12:36 | ICT

    Conservationists in Koh Kong province have found a nest of 16 eggs of the critically endangered royal turtle, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced today.

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    Woman dies after being electrocuted by fishing device

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 09:19 | ICT

    A woman was electrocuted to death in Preah Vihear province on Saturday afternoon while using an electric device to fish with her husband, who remains in hospital after having also received a severe shock.

  • A screenshot of the Cambodia National Rescue Movement’s Facebook page bearing a doctored version of Vital’s logo, replacing drops of water with drops of blood and bearing the slogan ‘PREMIUM CAMBODIAN BLOOD’. Facebook

    CNRM calls for boycott of water linked to Huns

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 08:54 | ICT

    Members of the Cambodia National Rescue Movement have called for a boycott of products from bottled water company Vital Premium Water, one of many local firms with ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s family.

  • Chinese national Xue Shu Bing, a manager at Bing Win Garment, has been provisionally charged for intentional violence for beating two workers on the factory floor. Facebook

    Chinese man charged for beating garment workers

    Publication date 19 February 2018 | 09:16 | ICT

    A Chinese national was provisionally charged and sent to pre-trial detention on Saturday for intentional violence after garment workers at Kandal-based Bing Win Garment protested his alleged beating of two women on the factory floor