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Lay Vannak in a photo posted to the Takeo provincial administration website on December 3, 2017

Ex-Governor Gets 13 Years in Jail for Mistress Murder

A former Takeo provincial governor and his brother were found guilty on Monday of the murder of the ex-governor’s mistress, sentencing them to 13 and 10 years in prison, respectively, according to a court spokesman.

Protesters from Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district gather in front of the Land Management Ministry in Phnom Penh on August 19, 2019. (VOD)

Koh Kong Villagers Protest Court Summonses

About 100 villagers from Koh Kong province protested outside the Land Ministry headquarters in Phnom Penh on Monday after 10 of their representatives were summoned for court questioning for defamation and incitement.

View of rice fields in Battambang province's Thma Koul district in July 2019 (Supplied)

Drought Hits 150,000 Hectares of Rice Fields

About 150,000 hectares of rice fields in 10 provinces are suffering from drought, according to Agriculture Ministry figures, with farmers in some areas saying more than half their crops are dying.