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.

Officers jailed for 16 years for fake military recruitment scheme

A former major general and a former captain in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) were on Thursday sentenced to 16 years in prison for recruiting soldiers without authorization and taking $100,000 in bribes in return.