Sorm Sopha, who worked at NagaWorld for 26 years, holds an umbrella and a photo of imprisoned union leader Chhim Sithar during a labor rally on January 14, 2022. (Keat Soriththeavy/VOD)

Dismissed After a 26-Year Stint at NagaWorld: ‘My Heart Dropped’

Som Sophea witnessed NagaWorld grow from a cruise ship to a sprawling casino complex. The company recognized her for two decades of service, but fired her during year 26. One month into a labor strike, Sophea says she wants respect for longtime employees.

The Don Sahong dam, with the Sadam channel visible behind it, on August 14, 2020. (Enric Català/VOD)

Mekong Drought, Tonle Sap Fish Shortage Tied to Low Rainfall, Hydropower: MRC

The Mekong river endured three years of drought and its lowest-ever water levels due to minimal rainfall as well as the actions of upstream hydropower dams, which had spillover effects for the Tonle Sap lake and Cambodia’s fishing industry that relies on it, according to a new report.

Land Loss, Microfinance Debts Fuel Prey Preah Roka Destruction

Preah Vihear’s Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary is dotted with clearings and fresh stumps. As a local patroller walks through the protected forest, he points out dozens of logged areas, many now being cultivated by local residents. Some say they were pushed out from plantation land or are struggling with debt.