Society

‘No Axes’ Signs on New Expressway Raise Eyebrows

As the new Sihanoukville expressway opened over the weekend, one set of road signs stood out: an apparent directive for “no axes,” which a company official later explained was meant to remind motorists to not cut down forests along the road.

Government officials pointing at barbed wire fencing along the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway. (Ministry of Transportation)

Expressway Residents Cut Fence to Sell Food to Motorists

Final checks ahead of Saturday’s Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway opening have found residents cutting barbed wire fencing so they can graze cows by the road and sell food to motorists, the Transport Ministry said.

A screenshot from a TikTok video showing a man preparing to jump from a building in Bavet city.

Bavet Escape Attempt Leads to Falling Death

A Vietnamese man jumped from the second story of a Bavet city building and died trying to escape a compound on Tuesday, but it was not “detention,” police said.

A traffic police officer in Phnom Penh on September 15, 2020. (VOD)

Man Arrested for Rape of Mentally Impaired Woman

Kratie police said a 21-year-old woman was repeatedly raped by an older man living next-door, the crime coming to light only after she went to the hospital five months pregnant.