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Interior Minister Sar Kheng at a meeting to address human trafficking, held in Phnom Penh on Friday, August 26, 2022. Photo from the Facebook page of Sar Kheng.

Trafficking Rescues Reach Oddar Meanchey

Authorities have rescued 75 foreign nationals from a border town in Oddar Meanchey province following raids against online scam operations in Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and elsewhere — though a local police official argued the work being done with forced labor was “normal.”

Screenshots of a video posted by residents of a clash in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat commune.

Seven Arrested After Violent Clash in Oddar Meanchey

Oddar Meanchey police have arrested at least seven residents after a violent brawl that involved the brandishing of sticks and knives between villagers and authorities over disputed land on Tuesday.

Oddar Meanchey police walk through a street market during Khmer New Year festivities in Samraong city in a photo posted to Facebook on April 15, 2022. (Oddar Meanchey Provincial Police)

Three Youths Arrested for New Year Rape and Murder

Anger erupted in an Oddar Meanchey village as three youths aged 15 to 18 were arrested for allegedly raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl during the night after a New Year village dance party, police said.

Prime Minister Hun Sen views an infrastructure project poster in Siem Reap province during a speech on April 4, 2022. (Hun Sen's Facebook page)

Hun Sen Suggests End to Mask Mandate

Cambodian provinces could begin easing requirements to wear Covid-19 face masks, Prime Minister Hun Sen suggested in a speech on Monday, citing costs for people and the reality that many gatherings are already taking place without masks.