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The Sihanoukville port in 2014. (kinnla/Flickr)

Four Sihanoukville SEZ Firms Linked to Transshipment in 2020

Four factories in the Sihanoukville SEZ were last year put under investigation for or found to be falsely shipping Chinese plywood, cabinets and pipe fittings to the U.S. as if they were Cambodian-made, according to U.S. Customs documents.

Former Macau crime boss Wan Kuok Koi, also known as “Broken Tooth,” (center) at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018 marking the establishment of the World Hongmen History and Culture Association headquarters, in a screenshot from a promotional video.

US Sanctions Ex-Macau Triad Boss With Business in Cambodia

The U.S. has announced sanctions against a former Macau crime boss who two years ago launched an association headquarters in Cambodia linked to a cryptocurrency and Belt and Road Initiative-related security business at a ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An and military police chief Sao Sokha.

Rice field rats caught in Koh Andet district are sold to brokers for 4,000 to 5,000 riel ($1 to $1.25) a kilogram. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

In Takeo, Migrant Families Turn to Rat Trade Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

During the rainy season, rising waters in the rice fields surrounding Takeo’s Koh Andet district provide an ample supply of rodents. As the global economic downturn leaves many jobless, some are turning to catching and exporting rats to make ends meet.

Online vendor Ven Rachna, who sells clothing via her Facebook page under the name Thai Srey Neang, is escorted by officers outside the Tuol Kork district police station on February 20, 2020 (Phnom Penh Municipal Police)

Court Questions Online Clothes Seller Over ‘Sexy’ Sales Videos

An online clothes seller was questioned in court and accused by police of committing pornography crimes on Thursday, after posting photos of herself in supposedly revealing attire on the same day that she was “educated” not to do so by authorities.

A factory fire burns in Phnom Penh's Prey Sar commune on November 11, 2019. (National Police)

600 Jobs in Limbo as Fire Burns Down Factory

A gas explosion in the early afternoon on Monday sparked a huge fire at a Phnom Penh factory that burned for 12 hours before being finally put out, razing the building to the ground and putting about 600 employees jobs in jeopardy.