January 28, 2022
Sihanoukville in October 2020. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Two Land Disputants Arrested in Preah Sihanouk

Two land disputants in Preah Sihanouk have been arrested and charged with violence and obstructing public officials over a clash that took place in February last year.

Farms on flooded forest areas in Kampong Chhnang province in January 2022. (Kuoy Langdy/VOD)

How Cambodia’s Protected ‘Flooded Forests’ All but Disappeared

On paper, the protected biosphere reserve around Tonle Sap lake is a flooded forest. But across vast tracts in Kampong Chhnang, there are only rice fields or uncultivated wetlands, bare of any substantial trees. Decades of encroachment have only accelerated in recent years.