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Nhem Sarom, a newly-elected Candlelight Party commune chief in Kampong Thom’s Chamna Leou commune was at a ceremony on July 4, 2022. Photo from Candlelight Party’s Facebook

Newly-elected Commune Chiefs Sworn In 

Nhem Sarom, a newly-elected Candlelight Party commune chief in Kampong Thom’s Chamna Leou commune, was sworn in on Monday despite a lawsuit against him involving an alleged robbery 20 years ago. 
Preah Sihanouk provincial police held a press conference in June 2022 after seizing a cache of illegal weapons. A photo posted on the National Police website.

Officials in Sihanoukville insist crime no longer a threat

Police said this week they were addressing crime in Sihanoukville at “the root,” and insisted the public had no need to worry about the coastal area that had become a hotbed of violent crimes including kidnapping, robbery, drugs, and large scale human trafficking.