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Three Pursat officials charged with corruption

A Pursat provincial land management director and his two subordinates were charged in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday for taking bribes to issue construction permits. Kuch Kimlong, spokesman of the municipal court, confirmed that prosecutors charged the department’s director, Liem Bunroeun; deputy Cheang Vuthy; and department official Te Buntheng with misappropriation of public funds.
Heng Sros rides his motorbike across Mondulkiri province.

Environmentalists question whether crackdown will reach illegal logging’s roots

Heng Sros rides his motorbike across Mondulkiri province, through the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, to the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally into the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary. Sros, an activist for the Cambodia Human Rights Task Force, hasn’t let up on his investigations on illegal logging, though he says his findings are consistently ignored by authorities.

Nine ‘Obama’ club drug suspects sent to court

The Preah Sihanouk provincial police sent nine Chinese nationals to the provincial court on Monday for alleged involvement in illicit drug distribution at the Obama nightclub in Sihanoukville. Police officials in Preah Sihanouk province raided the Obama nightclub on July 25 and arrested more than 100 Chinese and Cambodian club-goers suspected of drug use, possession, distributing, trafficking and provide a place for drug use.

‘The Cambodian court won’t help papa’

Her nearly 2-year-old son cries out for his father, and Long Kimheang responds: “We must be strong.” “The Cambodian court won’t help papa.” The back-and-forth has become a routine in their lives since Kimheang’s husband, Rath Rott Mony, was arrested in December, the 36-year-old told CamboJA.

Hun Sen allocates $40M to buy Chinese arms

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced he would use $40 million this year to buy weapons from China to strengthen the capacity of Cambodia’s army. While presiding over a review of the construction of Morodok Techo Stadium Construction in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district on Monday, Hun Sen said the government would allocate $40 million to buy weapons from China, adding to a previous spend of $200 million as well as a further $90 million commitment in aid for arms promised by China this year.