Nine online journalists arrested over attempted extortion of someone transporting a wood house

Arrested journalists are sent to Stung Treng provincial military police headquarter for questioning over accusations of extortion on September 7. Photo supplied

Nine online news journalists, including a deputy-editor-in-chief, were arrested Tuesday over accusations that they attempted to extort money from someone transporting a wood house in Stung Treng province. The journalists are now being questioned at the provincial Military Police headquarters.

Cambodia purchased three helicopters from Russia to supply RCAF

Russian helicopters are shown at the Cambodian Air Force base in Phnom Penh during an exhibition, Picture taken on November 20, 2018. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

“We bought these helicopters for civil transportation, rescue work, medical work, not military purposes due to actual requirements, and the budget to buy these from the state,” he said.

Challenges for migrants trapped at makeshift border camps

A group of workers arranges their home at the temporary campsite near the Thai-Cambodian border. Supplied

“The truck driver and ringleader dropped us off near a mountain and we walked from 7 pm to 11 pm to arrive at the Thai-Cambodian border,” Sreyna said.

Military to run red zone vaccination campaign starting next week

A metal blockade on a red zone street in Phnom Penh, April 29, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The government on May 1 will start a COVID-19 vaccination campaign for those living in red zones, subjected to the highest level of lockdown restrictions due to high rates of infection. Local authorities, meanwhile, have been strengthening barricades around red zones, drawing concern from those living inside.

Two-star general among latest to be arrested for illegally transporting people amid COVID-19 travel bans

Authorities block the street at the border of the Phnom Penh and Takhmao City, Kandal, on the first day of lockdown , April 15, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

An RCAF major general was arrested Thursday, along with six others, for unlawfully transporting people out of Phnom Penh and between provinces in violation of travel bans aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. In a separate case, four taxi drivers were arrested for transporting dozens of foreigners from Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk, and police say cases are continuing across the country.