June 17, 2021

Former Sar Kheng Aide Set to Head National Election Committee

Prach Chan, a ruling party lawmaker, former governor of Battambang and Tbong Khmum, and an ex-Interior Ministry official noted as a close aide to Interior Minister Sar Kheng, is set to become head of the National Election Committee.

Kandal province’s Koh Meas island, on the Mekong river, on June 16, 2021. (Andy Ball/VOD)

Khun Sea, Canopy Sands, Others Gain in Gov’t Land and Water Grants

Cambodia has in recent months privatized more than 120,000 hectares of land, lake and sea, according to a review of decrees published this year. In Kandal, developer Khun Sea has received a Mekong island, where some inhabitants are previous evictees of Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island.