June 11, 2021
Prime Minister Hun Sen and US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman meet at Phnom Penh’s Peace Palace on June 1, 2021, in a photo posted to Hun Sen’s Facebook page.

US Official Doesn’t Get Full Access to Ream Base, Calls Off Visit

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh said a defense attaché was not granted “full access” to Ream Naval Base during a much-hyped visit on Friday, after a senior U.S. State Department official questioned the alleged presence of Chinese military personnel at the base.

Residents watch as authorities clear land in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district, near an OCIC satellite city development. (Keat Soriththeavy/VOD)

Chroy Changva Authorities Clear Resident’s Land Near OCIC Satellite City

Local authorities, accompanied by security forces, started clearing land in Chroy Changva district’s Prek Leap commune without any notice on Thursday, affecting one resident’s fencing and fish pond, near a satellite city being developed by the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation.