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Hun Manith, the premier's second son and leader of RCAF's intelligence unit, wearing a uniform and mask in a photo posted May 21, 2021. (Facebook)

US Announces Arms Embargo, Hun Manith’s Unit Singled Out

The United States imposed an arms embargo on Cambodia for alleged rights violations and increasing Chinese military influence in the country, specifically targeting a military intelligence unit run by the prime minister’s son. 

A protester holds up the bloodied shirt of Mom Chantha, who was shot by soldiers amid a land dispute, in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on June 3, 2021. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Man Shot by Soldiers in Kandal Is Recovering, Calls for Justice

A man who was shot and injured in a clash between soldiers and residents in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district says he has now left Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital but wants compensation for medical expenses and settlements for villagers involved in the dispute.

Soldiers gathered for a presentation in Kampong Chhnang province on March 10, 2021. (Hun Manet Facebook Page)

Ministry Explains Vaccine Efficacy as Immunized Soldiers Get Covid-19

The Health Ministry reiterated Thursday that social distancing, masks, washing hands and avoiding large gatherings are still necessary despite vaccinations to stem the spread of Covid-19, after three soldiers tested positive despite receiving inoculations.

Cambodian soldiers celebrate the 65th anniversary of the nation's independence on November 9, 2018. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Soldier Dies by Suicide After Car, Bought With Debt, Confiscated

The finance and defense ministries are looking into the case of a Banteay Meanchey province soldier who died by suicide after his car, which he used for work, and which put him thousands of dollars in debt, was confiscated by the customs and excise department.

Officers outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 26, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

General, Defense Official Clash in Court Over Land Sale to Lawmaker

An under-investigation military general and a Defense Ministry official are battling in court over a plot of land in Phnom Penh that the official allegedly acquired through a proxy to sell to a ruling party lawmaker despite it already belonging to the general.