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The groundbreaking ceremony for a new ship maintenance facility at Ream Naval Base, posted to Defense Minister Tea Banh's Facebook page on June 8, 2022.

Cambodia Breaks Ground on Ream Shipyard Amid Grumblings

Amid U.S. reports alleging Cambodia is giving space to the Chinese military at the Ream Naval Base, Defense Minister Tea Banh on Wednesday inaugurated construction on a major ship-maintenance facility there.

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.