May 13, 2022
A sex trafficking victim in China uploaded a photo of the house she was forced to live in, in a Facebook post on November 28, 2020.

Cambodian Bride Trafficking to China Is Rising: Report

The Global Initiative report, based on interviews with survivors, families and civil society groups, said such trafficking had been on the rise due to the livelihood impacts of Covid-19 and heightened prevention measures in Vietnam that shifted more of the trade to Cambodia.

Indelible ink is tested at the National Election Committee office on May 13, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

NEC Gives Thumbs-Up for Indelible Ink

The NEC on Friday announced 52,000 bottles of ink as indelible and fit to be used for the June 5 commune election. The ink is imported from an Indian company and is expected to remain on a voter’s finger for at least the duration of the balloting.

A motorist rides past political party billboards in Kampong Cham province's Sdao commune on May 8, 2022.

‘Color Revolution’ Activist Now Seeks Elected Office

Kung Raiya has gone to jail for seeking a “color revolution” and later for selling Kem Ley commemorative T-shirts. The prison stints initially deterred him from being politically active, but with three weeks to go for the June election he is running for commune chief in Kampong Cham.