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Four nabbed over alleged cash fraud
Friday, 01 November 2013 , Written by « Buth Reaksmey Kongkea »   

1 November 2013

Four foreign nationals were arrested on Wednesday for attempting to cheat a Banteay Meanchey-based businessman out of $10,000.

Lieutenant Colonel Ham Muth, commander of Poipet town military police, said officers had arrested Thai nationals Suwanmalee Chakrit and Itthipolitak Suradeth and Malaysian nationals Ang Wool Boon and Cheah Yew Tong.

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Youth development similar in Cambodia and Thailand
Friday, 01 November 2013 , Written by « The Cambodia Herald »   

31 October 2013


PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Youth development in Cambodia and Thailand is at a similar level but not as high as Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam, according to a global youth development index.

The Commonwealth, which groups Britain and its former colonies and protectorates, bases the index on five areas --education, health and well-being, employment, political participation and civic participation.

 

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Cambodian Opposition Lifts Conditions on Talks with Ruling Party
Friday, 01 November 2013 , Written by « Zakariya Tin and Huot Vuthy »   

31 October 2013


Cambodia’s opposition said Thursday it is prepared to hold talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party without any preconditions in a fresh bid to end a political deadlock three months after disputed national elections.

The move signaled a shift by the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), which days earlier had said it would not hold talks with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) until its three key demands, including the establishment of a committee to investigate election irregularities, were met.

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Logging ‘crackdown’ falls flat with villagers
Thursday, 31 October 2013 , Written by « Phak Seangly »   

31 October 2013

Hundreds of villagers in Preav Vihear’s Kulen district cut down a palm tree on Monday and used it to block provincial officials attempting to confiscate tonnes of luxury timber from their village, their representative said yesterday.

Ri Sothun, a spokesman for more than 400 families in Tbeng II commune’s Kdak village, said between 400 and 500 villagers – after hearing the sound of beating drums and other instruments at a local pagoda – rushed to help block the officials’ cars and trucks from leaving the area with seven cubic metres, or 128 pieces, of the timber.

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Phnom Penh Families Fighting Eviction Threatened With Deadly Snakes
Thursday, 31 October 2013 , Written by « Samean Yun and Rachel Vandenbrink »   

 30 October 2013

A company battling to evict three families in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh has been accused of intimidating the residents by killing their pets and placing poisonous cobras in their homes in the middle of the night. 

The families claimed they were attacked by employees of Khun Sear Import Export Company, which has offices on property adjacent to their homes.

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