May 12, 2021
Mean Pich Rita is comforted by her mother in a video posted to social media.

Student TV Presenter Accuses Oknha of Attempted Rape

A student and television presenter who was detained after a tycoon accused her of theft has filed a complaint against the tycoon alleging he tried to rape her, leading to calls for justice for the woman across social media.

Prek Tnoat fishing community in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district in 2020.

Senator’s Death Clouds Future of $1.5B Kampot Beach Development

A Kampot province port and seaside sand-filling project has gone quiet after the senator leading the project died amid disputes with two marine fishing communities, though the late politician’s assistant says the development has not been abandoned.

Logs of an ‘endangered species’ seized in Hong Kong after arriving in containers from Cambodia. (Hong Kong Customs)

Hong Kong Seizes Containers With 211 Tons of Endangered Wood From Cambodia

Hong Kong Customs reported it had seized seven containers containing HK$1.1 million (US$140,000) worth of wood that arrived from Cambodia between April 29 and May 5, saying it was the largest cache of protected wood the department had caught in the last five years.

A Phnom Penh mosque is closed for Covid-19 precautions as Ramadan draws to an end, on the evening of May 11, 2021. (Samoeun Nicseybon/VOD)

As Ramadan Nears End, Muslim Community Anticipates Subdued Festivities

After a month of fasting, Phnom Penh’s Muslim community would normally gather at mosques for meals and prayers through the night. But as Ramadan this year nears its end, mosques remain shuttered as a public health measure, and members of the community say they will celebrate alone.