The Khsach Kandal district police office in Kandal province, in a photo from the district police's Facebook page.

Updated: Opposition Member Arrested After Argument With Police Relative

A Kandal resident argued with relatives of a local police official about trash before being arrested for allegedly damaging property and detained for two days, raising concerns about abuse of power and potential discrimination against an opposition Candlelight Party member.

An old landfill site in Arei Ksat is being used as a temporary dumpsite due to flooding in the new landfill, on November 5, 2022. (Daniel Zak)

Arei Ksat Trash Cleaned Up, but Collection Still on Hold

Trash bags that were piling up around Arei Ksat have been moved to a temporary location amid publicity, but residents must continue to deal with their own garbage at least until a meeting with local government is held on Friday, the collection company said.

The Loeuk Dek district police station in Kandal province. (Loeuk Dek police Facebook)

District Official Charged in Child Rape Case

A district official in Kandal province has been charged with the purchase of child prostitution following accusations of confining and raping a 14-year-old girl in a guesthouse, and potentially faces 7-15 years in jail.