June 22, 2021
Protesters from Kandal and Takeo provinces sit at a barricade constructed in Kandal Stung district's Boeng Khyang commune, taking shifts to protest, on June 22, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Residents in Dispute With New Airport Curse Developers in Ceremony

They feel intimidated by authorities, and a village official was detained and questioned over the weekend for standing up for the community, but residents protesting the new airport have built a small barricade of branches and cursed the developers in a ceremony.

Mother Nature activist Sun Ratha stands in front of a pile of trash on the beach in Sihanoukville in a screenshot from a video posted to Facebook on January 24, 2020.

Mother Nature Arrests Criticized, Gov’t-Linked Media Posts ‘Evidence’

International rights groups and embassies raised concerns over the recent arrests of Mother Nature environmentalists, as a government-aligned media outlet posted alleged evidence of a Zoom meeting where the activists appear to discuss a cartoon sketch of Prime Minister Hun Sen wearing a crown.