Social Issues

Arrests Threatened Over Unlawful Sihanoukville Casino

The Chinese owners of a Sihanoukville casino leaking streams of wastewater into the ocean have been threatened with arrest by provincial authorities, who say the resort complex is being built illegally and despite repeated official warnings.

An old man hold smart phone watching news by Internet

Amid Media Clampdown, Rural Cambodians Turn to the Internet

PREY KABAS DISTRICT, Takeo province — In September 2017, the Cambodian government shut down a number of independent radio news programs across the country, including VOD, Radio Free Asia (RFA) and the Voice of America (VOA), by claiming that they were being broadcast without the proper F.M. licenses.

Citizin and Security Guard of UDG

Commune Chief Called for Questioning Over UDG Development

Residents living around the $3.8-billion resort project by China’s Union Development Group (UDG) say they are worried for their safety after even their Cambodian People’s Party commune chief has now been summoned for questioning over a road they were building to local population centers.

San Sokhom, a military police major in Kompong Cham province and son of the commander of neighboring Kratie province’s military police.

K Cham Military Police Major Bailed Despite Violent Crime

San Sokhom, a military police major in Kompong Cham province and son of the commander of neighboring Kratie province’s military police, has been released on bail despite being charged over making threats with a firearm, officials said.

View of Tamoak Lake. Image: Khan Leakhena

As Tamoak Lake Is Developed, Families Ask for Recompense 

Residents living nearby Phnom Penh’s Tamoak Lake say they will refuse to remove their homes from the area as instructed unless government authorities agree to compensate them in advance — rather than later, as promised.