Monday, 14 February 2011

The Phnom Penh Post News in Brief

via CAAI

UNDP Asia director set for high-level talks
Monday, 14 February 2011 15:00 Ellie Dyer

The United Nations Development Program’s Asia-Pacific Director Dr Ajay Chhibber is set to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen and senior government officials this week to discuss Cambodia’s economic and social prospects. Chhibber, who was due to land in Phnom Penh yesterday, was also set to address the fourth annual Cambodia Economic Forum on Wednesday, a press release stated.

American faces child sexual abuse charges

Monday, 14 February 2011 15:02 Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

AN American man who was arrested last week over accusations that he sexually abused two boys will be sent to provincial court to face charges today, according to Chor Heng, vice chief of the Sihanoukville police. He said the 49-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday at his guesthouse in Mittapheap III commune, Mittapheap district, following complaints from two boys aged 12 and 15. The suspect is to face charges related to child prostitution, sexual abuse and drug possession, Chor Heng said.

10 face charges after drug raids in Capital

Monday, 14 February 2011 15:02 Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

TEN Phnom Penh residents have been arrested in two separate drug raids for alleged illegal drug use and drug trafficking. Pen Rath, deputy police chief, said seven people were arrested on Friday in Daun Penh district, while three others were arrested yesterday in Chamkarmon district. Police discovered 12 packages of yaba tablets during the two raids. The suspects are currently detained in Daun Penh and Chamkarmon police headquarters, Pen Rath said, adding that they will be charged today in municipal court.

Illegal broker charged after cheating villagers

Monday, 14 February 2011 15:02 Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

A man was charged in Kampot on Friday with cheating three people out of a combined US$7,500 after falsely promising work placements in South Korea. Deputy Police Chief In Chiva said the victims, from Kampot and Kratie provinces, filed complaints to police this month when the illegal broker disappeared from his village after collecting $2,500 from each person. According to In Chiva, the victims paid the suspect in 2007 and were told the Korean jobs would take time to secure. The suspect is being detained in provincial prison until his trial begins.

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