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An endangered hog deer was captured on camera trap in 2017, with a new study estimating there are as many as 84 deer in a small patch of Kratie grassland. (WWF Cambodia)

Briefs: Taiwan Warns of Forced Labor, Endangered Hog Deer, PM on Myanmar

More than 10 Taiwanese are being held against their will and working at a scam operation, said Taiwan’s foreign ministry. There are 84 endangered deer in a small patch of Kratie grassland. Hun Sen spoke with junta chief Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday, with the prime minister putting forth a four-point appeal.

Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurates the Hyatt Regency hotel in Phnom Penh on December 15. (Hun Sen's Facebook page)

Cambodian PM Defends His Intention to Visit Myanmar

At a hotel inauguration, Hun Sen continued to defend his decision to travel to Myanmar next month to find a resolution to the February military takeover of the now-shunned Asean member state.

Hun Sen’s New Year Message: Time for Surgery

Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to fight corruption in his message for the coming Khmer New Year, once again calling on his government to “take a bath” and even “conduct surgery” to stamp out rampant graft.