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A coconut vendor drives his tuktuk through the Andoung IV village rowhomes in Prek Pnov district's Kok Roka commune on September 5, 2022. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Phnom Penh Communities Resist Drug Arrests, Prompting Review

Residents of a Phnom Penh community swarmed a police car when plainclothes officers tried to arrest a local 18-year-old for drugs in May. It’s not the only community that has resisted official raids in recent months, and police have launched a review.

Police fine people for violating traffic laws in early 2018. (Nat Sopheap/VOD)

Traffic Fines, Raised Up to Five Times Higher, to Be Levied Later

The government has raised traffic fines by as much as five times the previous rates in an effort to reduce rising roadway injuries and deaths, but officials said new penalties would not be immediately imposed to give police time to adjust.

Phnom Penh traffic (VOD)

Government Plans to Raise Traffic Fines — for All, Sar Kheng Says

The government has announced plans to slap traffic law violators with higher fines — regardless of drivers’ status — in an effort to limit roadway deaths and damage, but a road safety advocate cautions that fines alone will not prevent accidents.