Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - National Military Police probe 2,400 cases of crime in 2019

National Military Police probe 2,400 cases of crime in 2019

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A group of men were arrested by the Military Police for stealing motorbikes in Banteay Meanchey province last week. MILITARY POLICE

National Military Police probe 2,400 cases of crime in 2019

The National Military Police received 2,550 reports of crime across the Kingdom this year, said a report released at its annual meeting in the capital on Thursday.

It said of the figure, 2,398 cases were investigated by the National Military Police force, with 800 requiring further investigation.

And of the 2,398 cases that have already been probed, 963 involved drug dealing, drug use (188), murder (14), kidnapping (13), rape (35), theft with aggravating circumstances (28) and violence with aggravating circumstances (67).

Also investigated were eight cases of human trafficking, robberies (142), street snatchings (33), fraud (33), intentional acts of violence (27), unlawful use and possession of weapons (21), planting marijuana (four), causing intentional damage (16), breach of trust (30) and gambling (48).

Rights group Adhoc spokesman Soeung Sen Karuna said on Thursday that the report was proof of the military police’s efforts in law enforcement and crime prevention. However, he said the relevant authorities must cooperate with the force as well to decrease the number of crimes committed in the country.

“It’s good that they highlighted the achievements of the military police officers, which was achieved through a whole year of hard work. It contributes to boosting morale and maintaining social order and security,” he said.

However, drawing from posts on social media, he noted that crimes do not seem to have decreased, while drug abuse and rape cases are prevalent.

“We want to see firmer and better action against crimes. The authorities should expend more effort in educating people about the law,” said Sen Karuna.

National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.


  • Bareknuckle champion wants Kun Khmer fighter

    Dave Leduc, who is the current openweight Lethwei boxing champion in Myanmar, has announced that he will travel to Cambodia this year to challenge SEA Games gold medallist Prum Samnang any time that is convenient, after their planned match later this month in Slovakia was

  • Five-year-old Hanuman dances his way into hearts of Cambodia

    A young talent from a new-established settlement has emerged, captivating the online world with his mesmerising performances of the traditional Cambodian monkey dance. Roeun Kakada is a five-year-old prodigy who has taken the social media sphere by storm with his exceptional dance skills and dedication

  • Fresh Covid warnings as Thai hospital fills

    A senior health official reminds the public to remain vigilant, as neighbouring countries experience an increase in Covid-19 cases, with the latest surge appearing to be a result of the Omicron XBB.1.5 sub-variant. Or Vandine, secretary of state and spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health,

  • Honda shutters Siem Reap football club

    Japanese football legend Keisuke Honda, the owner of Siem Reap football club Soltilo Angkor FC, has been forced to shut the club down, after it failed to attract sponsorship for the upcoming season. Honda, the former manager of the Cambodia men's national football team, said

  • PM declares ASEAN Para Games open

    The 12th ASEAN Para Games officially kicked off on the evening of June 3 at Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh, with a spectacular opening ceremony featuring fireworks and performances by some of the Kingdom’s most accomplished talents. Tens of thousands of sports fans

  • Hun Sen warns of regional tensions

    ASIA is becoming a dangerous geopolitical hotspot, with several countries announcing that they intend to send naval vessels towards Southeast Asia and on to the South China Sea, warned Prime Minister Hun Sen. “Heated geopolitical issues can easily escalate, namely to war. I am not