Hun Manith, in a photo posted to his Facebook page on September 10, 2022.

Hun Sen’s Son Promoted to Rank of Minister

The prime minister’s son Hun Manith has been given an additional rank equivalent to minister, adding to his existing duties as the head of military intelligence.

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Mother Nature activists campaign in Phnom Penh to turn Koh Kong Krao island into a national park. (Mother Nature)

Youth Environmentalists Campaign to Protect Koh Kong Krao

A group of young environmentalists passed out pamphlets and posted banners this week in Phnom Penh to promote the protection of Koh Kong Krao island, urging people to support preservation of the largest island in Cambodia after the government gave development rights to a private company owned by tycoon Ly Yong Phat.

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Banteay Meanchey civil servant Oeun Thy (center) signs a paper after his detention for criticizing rice prices, in a photo posted by the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Police on November 18, 2022.

Government Official Chastised for Rice-Price Critique

The Banteay Meanchey police detained and demanded an apology from a civil servant who criticized the government for weak rice prices in the country’s northwestern provinces, days after the Agriculture Ministry warned against any critical social media posts about rice prices.

A casino in Poipet in 2012 (Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese Corpse Found in Banteay Meanchey Stream

The body of a Chinese man was found in a local stream after the man’s girlfriend posted online that he went missing from Poipet city, offering a $100,000 reward to find him.

Hilly forestland in Pursat's Veal Veng district. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Monkey Hunting an Open Secret Among Pursat Residents

Residents near the hills of Pursat’s Veal Veng district acknowledge there’s plenty of wild monkey hunting in the area, but the animals are getting harder to find. Prices have shot up in recent years, especially for monkeys caught while they are small, they say.