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Crime and law enforcement

PM: Laos attaches great importance to fight against drugs

Laos has placed a strong emphasis on combatting drug abuse and illicit trafficking, joining the international community in battling the drug trade, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (pic) has said. The premier delivered the message joining the world in marking the 33rd International Day Against Drug Abuse ...

ASEANPLUS NEWS

Official Order to End Illegal Logging Deemed ‘Show’ by Cambodian Activists

Indigenous groups and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on Thursday dismissed a recent directive from Cambodia’s government ordering local authorities to end illegal logging, calling the move a “show” aimed at mending its reputation of being too soft on forest crimes. On June 19, Minister of Agriculture Veng ...

RFA’s Khmer Service. Translated by Samean Yun. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.

Wildlife Alliance Seize Bushmeat & Turtles

On a raid this month, Wildlife Alliance’s WRRT seized 71kg of bushmeat, 10 live Asian leaf turtles, and more than 50kg of turtle carapaces and plastrons from a restaurant in Koh Kong province. The team released the turtles back into the wild and destroyed the wildlife ...

Myanmar police seize largest haul of synthetic drugs

Police in Myanmar have seized South East Asia’s biggest ever haul of synthetic drugs, the scale of which they described as “off the charts”. More than 200m methamphetamine tablets, 500kg of crystal methamphetamine and 300kg of heroin were found in raids in north-east Shan state. Thirty-three people ...

Amnesty: Cambodia’s war on drugs led to systemic human rights abuses

Cambodia’s three-year-long “war on drugs” campaign has led to a litany of human rights abuses and the overcrowding of prisons and detention centres, human rights watchdog Amnesty International has announced in a new report. Released during the weekend, the report titled “Substance Abuses” documents the government’s ...

Deutsche Presse Agentur

Trafficking warning in Asia as coronavirus pummels economies

Before lockdowns, curfews, and safe distancing, Thodsapone Kitta would go door to door, visiting low-income families in Thailand’s northern Nan province, a poor, mountainous region home to hill tribes and rural farmers where people are vulnerable to trafficking. For Thodsapone, a member of The Freedom Story, ...

Caleb Quinley

92nd joint patrol on Mekong River a big success

The 92nd Mekong River joint patrol by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand concluded on Saturday morning (April 25) as three Chinese law enforcement boats returned to Guanlei Port in the southwest Province of Yunnan. A total of 109 law enforcement officers from the four countries participated ...

Delay mulled for personal data law enforcement

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry is seeking to postpone the enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), due to take effect late next month, saying state and private organisations will be too burdened to comply during the pandemic. The PDPA was published in ...

KOMSAN TORTERMVASANA AND SUCHIT LEESA-NGUANSUK

Amnesty video shows 'extreme overcrowding' in Cambodia prison

Amnesty International has shared a new video it received that claims to show extreme overcrowding and “inhumane conditions” in a Cambodian prison amid the coronavirus pandemic. The video, released on Friday, shows at least 25 prisoners crammed into a small cell and lying on the floor. There is ...

Leonie Kijewski

Vietnam’s Illicit Bear Bile Trade

The current COVID-19 virus health crisis is said to have been passed on by animals to humans. Suspected wildlife pinned for the spread of the pandemic include bats and pangolins – both considered delicacies in China where the virus first emerged. According to a recent study, ...

The ASEAN Post Team

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