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14th, September, 2021
‘China project’ probes: Authorities seek out more locations with criminal links
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As part of a major crackdown following raids on the infamous “China Project”, Preah Sihanouk provincial police are looking for other Chinese-owned casinos or hotels and construction sites used by foreign criminal syndicates in Sihanoukville.

They are particularly focused on finding the sources of weapons seized during a raid on a Chinese-owned casino hotel on Friday during which 14 Chinese nationals were arrested and two countrymen, held against their will, were freed.

The raid on the casino hotel at Ochhoeuteal beach came about after an alleged kidnap and purported rescue as well as a series of Khmer Times exposes detailing China Project’s infamous activities.
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13th, September, 2021
Arrested After Parking Row Leaves Australian With Head Injuries
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After a fight in the streets of Phnom Penh, a man was arrested by the police and another left seriously injured in the head.

Authorities at the Orussey III Administrative Police Station said that after the incident, police arrested a suspect named Chan Ryvong, a 59-year-old Cambodian man who sells motor oil. The victim who suffered serious head injuries was Michael Anthony Davitt, a 42-year-old Australian man and business owner, living at the same address.

Police further confirmed that after detaining the suspect, they confiscated a metal door closing rod, which was used as a weapon. The cause of the violence stemmed from a conflict between the parties over parking in front of the house. The foreigner, despite being asked many times about the parking issue, refused to listen, which caused the fight.
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12th, September, 2021
Siem Reap City- No in, No Out- Total Lockdown
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The Siem Reap City Inspector told Kampuchea Thmey that his forces were ready to pull the line to block all 27 points into in Siem Reap, both large and small, according to the order of the provincial commissioner, at midnight on September 12, 2021.

Lieutenant Colonel Da Chamroeun, Siem Reap City Inspector, also informed those who visited and stayed in Siem Reap City that from 00.00 on the 12th, the authorities will not allow you to leave the city, so please be informed. And for those who want to visit Siem Reap, please stop because Siem Reap is closed for one week until the 18th of September.
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11th, September, 2021
Floods ravage Malai district in Banteay Meanchey province
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Royal Cambodian Armed Forces personnel have said that on Friday night, the Malai Armed Forces helped evacuate flood victims to safety in Thmey Village, O’Sralou Commune.

The flood in Malai district has affected many people’s houses after a series of rains for several days in a row.

Large tracts of agricultural fields were also reportedly inundated by the floods and farmers are worried that if the water does not recede quickly, their crops will be destroyed and are fearful of facing poverty again after massive floods last year destroyed thousands of hectares of farmland.
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10th, September, 2021
Vietnamese Police Seize 100kg Drug Shipment At Border Crossing
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Vietnamese law enforcement officers arrested 4 men for allegedly transporting nearly 100 kilograms of drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam.

The Vietnamese police said on September 7 that police had intercepted 4 men from Cambodia near the border in Binh Phuoc province (*probably Đồn Biên Phòng). They were between 20 and 46 years old, but the law enforcement officers did not disclose their identities or nationalities. Nearly 100 kilograms of drugs seized.
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10th, September, 2021
Truck & Car Drivers Run After Three-way Accident Kills Moto Rider
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A truck collided with a motorcycle and a Starex, causing the rider to die at the scene. The incident happened at 6:30 AM on Friday, September 10, 2021, along 2011 Street at the corner of Samdech Chea Sim Street in Chres Village, Sangkat Kork Khleang, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh.

According to sources at the scene, before the incident, a man was seen driving a blue Korean truck with license plate Phnom Penh 3D-7872 along the road 2011 from north to south at high speed. At the corner of Samdech Chea Sim Road, the truck turned right onto Samdech Chea Sim Road and hit a man on a Today motorcycle. A Starex with license plate Phnom Penh 2BJ-1721, which was driving in the same direction as the motorcycle also crashed into them.

The victim was named as Neth Chanboth, 26 years old, from Sangkat Boeung Kak II, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh.

Both the drivers involved escaped the scene, leaving the vehicles behind. Local police arrived and took the vehicles to be stored at the Office of Road Traffic Police in Phnom Penh to wait for the owners to come and follow legal procedures.
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9th, September, 2021
Stolen Porsche Doesn’t Get Far Down Road 5
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Authorities cracked down on a case of car theft after receiving a report from the car owner. A suspect stole a white 2012 PORSCHE Panamera with license plate Phnom Penh 2Q-2109. Police soon intercepted the distinctive looking car and the suspect on National Road 5.

The suspect was taken for questioning and handed over to the specialized unit of the Boribo District Police Inspectorate.
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8th, September, 2021
German Author Peter Fritz Walter Found Dead In Phnom Penh
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A German book author died on September 8, 2021. Local authorities say the body was identified as PETER FRITZ WALTER, male, born on June 5, 1955, a German author.

According to the examination of Dr. Nong Sovannaroth, a forensic doctor at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, WALTER PETER FRITZ died of severe liver disease. The body is currently being kept at the Russian hospital.
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7th, September, 2021
2 missing men found dead on Bokor Mountain
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Security guards have found the bodies of 2 missing water workers on Bokor Mountain after an intensive search.

It appear the two had an accident on their 125cc motorcycle, which fell off the mountain road – causing extensive injuries to both men.

Police do not believe that another vehicle was involved in the man’s deaths.
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6th, September, 2021
Siem Reap Tree Crushes Parked Chevvy
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A tree fell on a white Chevrolet car, causing serious damage. The owner had parked to car go to a coffee shop located near a Brown Cafe next to the Siem Reap River.

After the incident, the local police force intervened at the scene to check. This case did not cause any injuries, only damage to the car.
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6th, September, 2021
Phnom Penh and six other provinces face flash floods from today
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The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued at warning that Phnom Penh and six other provinces may face flash flooding from today for about six hours a day.

The Ministry of Water Resources predicts that as Cambodia is affected by the weather in four areas simultaneously, the lowlands will experience cloudy skies, heavy rain, thunderstorms and heavy flooding.

Flash Floods, especially in Battambang, Pursat, Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kandal and Phnom Penh are also forecasted.
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5th, September, 2021
Cambodia has successfully vaccinated more than 95 percent of its adult population against COVID-19
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Since the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 kicked off in Cambodia on February 10, it has to date, vaccinated 95.33 percent if its adult population or 9,532,944 of the initially targeted 10 million people.
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4th, September, 2021
Four Chinese, Magnum, CZ75 & Plenty Of Ammo Captured
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Police arrested 4 Chinese suspects in connection with a shooting case.

On September 1, 2021 at 21:30, a Chinese person called to report on the hotline of Sihanoukville Provincial Police that there were 4 Chinese people driving a white Lexus GS300 car plated Phnom Penh 2BF-7554, who pulled out a pistol and threatened to shoot at him in front of Lim Hong Clothes Shop in Village 3, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville Province.

Police stopped the car and found 2 pistols; a .357 MAGNUM with 6 bullets and a CZ75, with 31 x 9mm bullets in the rear seat mats.

Police are building a case to be sent to the Sihanoukville Provincial Court for legal action.
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4th, September, 2021
50 arrested – including foreign nationals – as authorities raid Phnom Penh’s famous ‘Blue Chilli’ bar
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One of Phnom Penh’s most iconic LGBT venues was raided last night for breaking Government rules on gatherings of above 15 people.

Joint forces of Daun Penh District Unity Command cracked down on the “Blue Chili” bar on Street 178 in Sangkat Chey Chumneah, Khan Daun Penh after reports of excessive dancing and partying at the venue.

The authorities arrested around 50 individuals – including several foreign nationals – and took them to the district hall to be tested for COVID-19 and ‘Delta’. They will also face legal action.
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3rd, September, 2021
‘Grape Wine’ Factory Closed After 3 Teen Drinkers Die
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After receiving information about the suspected case of alcohol poisoning that caused the death of 3 people on September 1, 2021, authorities went to inspect and research the scene to collect samples to analyze the cause of death.

A professional officer of the General Department of PPR Arrived at the scene and took samples of the wine that the victims had drunk, and analyzed them in the laboratory for methanol, a toxic substance.

Analysis results of the laboratory of the General Department of KPR Of the five wine samples obtained from the scene, three showed a methanol content of 1.3% to 8.8% above the allowable level (0.15%).

Officials call on all traders to stop selling and distributing wine from Hong Meas Hong and to hand over any stock to the General Department to dispose of.
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3rd, September, 2021
Two stranded daredevil jet skiers rescued by authorities
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Two men on jet skis, who attempted to cross the sea between Koh Rong and Preah Sihanouk were stranded at sea after a storm.

While crossing the sea, a storm brewed over the waters at around 9:30 p.m. causing large waves. The large waves slammed into one jet ski causing damage. The other jet ski ran out of gas causing both men to be stranded out in the rough sea.

The CPP Youth Working Group in Sihanoukville, sent a rescue team and a GTVC boat to retrieve the men. The rescue team worked through the night to rescue the men and two the boat back to shore.
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3rd, September, 2021
Kep port project set to begin soon
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Construction of a multi-purpose port is set to start mid-September in the coastal province of Kep. The project will take 24 months to complete, becoming the first ever port in the province.

The port will cost $1.9 million to build, according to Kep provincial town. The government has given the port to the private sector under a “Build, Operate and Transfer” agreement which was stated in a press release issued on Wednesday.
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2nd, September, 2021
Three Young Women Die Of Alcohol Poisoning
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A shocking case where two young women were found dead in a third-floor apartment, while another died on arrival at her home. The three had been drinking together on the evening of September 1, with alcohol poisoning is suspected of being the cause of death,
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1st, September, 2021
Exiting restrictions: MoH prepares way to live normally with C-19 around
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The Health Ministry is working on an exit strategy to further ease Covid-19 restrictions and prepare the country for people to lead more normal lives.

Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said yesterday the strategy involves accepting the fact that Covid-19 is here to stay and it is time to “learn to live with it”.

“Learn to live with it, deal with it, face it, overcome setbacks by acting on preventive guidelines issued by the government,” she told Khmer Times. The Covid-19 situation is improving day by day because people are joining hands with the government willingly to fight the pandemic.”
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1st, September, 2021
Getting set to reopen schools in Covid-19 low risk areas
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At least two provinces are gearing up to reopen schools in low risk Covid-19 areas this month.

The directive comes after Prime Minister Hun Sen requested to reopen schools in places where there is no risk of Covid-19.

Due to the pandemic, all schools in the Kingdom have been closed since February 20.