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Two youths with authorities outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on March 10, 2021, after they were arrested for allegedly slapping a man on the back of the head. (Phnom Penh Municipal Police Facebook page)

Police Send Slap-Happy Youth to Court After Drive-By TikTok Smack

Two youths who were filmed smacking an unidentified foreign cyclist on the back of the head while they drove a motorbike past him were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday to set an example for other wayward youth, a police official said.

woman counting riel (Aaron Gilson/Creative Commons)

Man Murdered Wife Over Mounting Microfinance Debt, Officials Say

A 70-year-old man in Kampong Speu province confessed to stabbing his second wife to death because she had fallen deeply in debt, borrowing from private lenders to pay microfinance institutions and vice versa, local police and a commune chief said.

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.