Victims of pirate attack still not repatriated
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 15:00 Cheang Sokha
MORE than 20 Cambodian and Thai fishermen who were attacked by Somali pirates and rescued while adrift in the Gulf of Aden have not yet been returned to their countries of origin. Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said yesterday that Cambodian embassy officials in Bangkok have not been informed about any repatriation of the fishermen since a Thai boat owner picked them up from Oman on November 15. The 23 victims – 15 Cambodians, seven Thais and one Yemeni policeman – were attacked about 70 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia earlier this month.
Laotian on drug charges
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 15:00 Sun Narin
STUNG Treng provincial court yesterday charged a Laotian national with trafficking and dealing drugs. Nguong Thang, 52, was arrested on Sunday in Thala Barivat district after being found carrying 3,520 methamphetamine pills in a rice package, according to provincial police chief Long Vicheat. Deputy prosecutor Phat Thai said the suspect was charged with drug trafficking and drug distribution and faces between 10 and 15 years in jail if found guilty.
CPP to host party meet
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 15:00 Vong Sokheng
THE ruling Cambodian People’s Party is set to host the 6th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties, which will kick off in Phnom Penh on December 1. Ek Tha, the local spokesman of ICAPP, said the four-day event would demonstrate Cambodia’s “key role” in promoting regional economic cooperation. The prime ministers of Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Nepal, as well as representatives of 90 Asian political parties from 37 countries, are expected to attend the conference, according to a statement issued by ICAPP on Sunday.