December 8, 2020
A line of people waiting at the Covid-19 testing center at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh on December 8, 2020. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Crowds Pack Covid-19 Testing Centers in Phnom Penh

Since last week, 34 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in a local cluster tied to the country’s prisons director. Health authorities called on people to return for their second tests on Monday and Tuesday, but crowded testing centers had some worrying about the risk of contagion.

A sex trafficking victim in China uploaded a photo of the house she was forced to live in, in a Facebook post on November 28, 2020.

Trafficking of Women Up Amid Covid-19 Despite Closed Borders: Official

Authorities in Vietnam have reported more trafficking victims crossing from Cambodia, the Interior Ministry’s counter-trafficking chief said, as the global economic slowdown creates a desperation for jobs while closed borders due to Covid-19 elevate the dangers of migration.

Sitanan Satsaksit gives interviews to the press after a questioning over the disappearance of her brother, Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on December 8, 2020. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Thai Activist’s Sister Encouraged by Judge’s Questioning on Abduction

More than six months after Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit disappeared from outside his Phnom Penh apartment, his sister Sitanan testified before the Phnom Penh court on Tuesday in an effort to prevent her brother’s alleged abduction from turning into a cold case.