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A police officer directs traffic in Sihanoukville on January 21, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Two Falls From Sihanoukville Buildings Under Investigation

Preah Sihanouk provincial police are investigating two falls this week from two separate casino and hotel buildings, with a provincial deputy police chief removed last week from his position handling public security.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng attends a ministry meeting on February 2, 2022. (Sar Kheng's Facebook page)

Interior Minister Urges Crackdown on Sihanoukville Crime

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said he wasn’t supposed to be presiding over Preah Sihanouk province’s annual meeting this week. But issues of order and security — which “continue to happen endlessly” — compelled him to attend.

Weapons seized as part of a crackdown on 11 suspects for premeditated murder, illegal detention, extortion and illegal import of weapons in Preah Sihanouk. (National Police)

Spate of Violent Crimes Against Foreigners Nabs More Than 20 Suspects

Cambodian police investigated and detained more than 20 individuals in three separate criminal cases across the country in the last two weeks, where foreign victims were kidnapped, killed, illegally detained or in one case had their tourist bus intercepted by suspects.