November 17, 2022
Kong Mas, a former CNRP official in Svay Rieng, in a photo posted to his Facebook page.

Mass Trial Defendant Denies He Is Subject of Phone Taps

A Phnom Penh court judge presiding over a mass trial said she had matched a defendant’s voice to a phone tap just by listening to their testimony in court, a claim challenged by the former CNRP official.

Forestry Administration director Keo Omaliss in a photo posted to his Facebook page on May 21, 2022.

US Indictment Details Cambodian Officials’ Alleged Acts in Monkey-Smuggling

Emails and bank transfer details collected by U.S. investigators allege the Forestry Administration director used ministry staff to capture thousands of wild monkeys for illegal export — and that they waited until after the 2018 election to avoid scrutiny — while also requesting a large donation to the ruling CPP.