News summary for 2016-07-27

Traffic Police Accuse Boss Of Corruption

Employees of the National Police’s public order department, which oversees the country’s traffic officers, have accused their boss of embezzlement, favoritism, abuse of power and other offenses, according to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU). https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/traffic-police-accuse-boss-of-corruption-115928/

Siem Reap Bar Owner Linked to 50-Year-Old Abduction Case

A “person of interest” in the notorious abduction of three Australian siblings 50 years ago, who is also under investigation for sex crimes against minors in both Australia and Cambodia, has been identified by a child protection group as 71-year-old Anthony Munro, the former owner of a Siem Reap City gay bar. https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/siem-reap-bar-owner-linked-to-50-year-old-abduction-case-115929/

Activist monk ‘in hiding’, says friend

But Buntenh, an activist monk and member of the funeral committee for slain political analyst Kem Ley, has gone into hiding after receiving a tip off that he was being hunted by authorities, according to a friend and local media reports. http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-monk-hiding-says-friend

Japanese capital flooding in to Cambodia

The Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved a total of seven Japanese investment projects as QIPs during the first six months of the year, with total investment of $259.7 million, compared to just $22.3 million during the same period a year earlier. http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japanese-capital-flooding-cambodia

Team Cambodia gears for Rio Olympics adventure

Aside from martial arts medal hope Seavmey, the Kingdom’s other athletes heading to Rio de Janeiro are Neko Hiroshi in the men’s marathon, Nary Ly in the women’s marathon, swimmers Pou Sovijja in the men’s 100m freestyle and Hemthon Vitiny in the women’s 50m freestyle, and female wrestler Chov Sotheara. http://www.phnompenhpost.com/sport/team-cambodia-gears-rio-olympics-adventure

Australia Gives $36M for Health Improvement

Australia and Cambodia have agreed to enhance cooperation in the health sector, with Australia pledging $36 million for health improvements in the Kingdom. The commitment was made on Monday at the Health Ministry in a meeting between Minister Mam Bun Heng and newly appointed Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Angela Corcoran. http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27702/australia-gives–36m-for-health-improvement/

Protesters Demand Their Money Back

Twenty-two representatives of 71 households in Svay Rieng City gathered on Monday to demand the governor intervene to get back $380,500 they deposited with the illegitimate microfinance institution Empire Big Capital (EBC). http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27699/protesters-demand-their-money-back/

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