June 23, 2022
A photo of park rangers removing fence posts from around long-standing villagers' land in an alleged new land area called Chom Sob Nature Protection Area on June 14, 2022. (Provided)

Siem Reap Villagers to Testify at Court in Land Dispute

Three villagers will go to the Siem Reap Provincial Court starting Friday to answer to accusations of encroaching on a protected forest, but the three say the forest doesn’t exist — and was only listed as a protected area as part of an official scheme to grab land.

Nhim Sarom (Candlelight Party’s Facebook page)

Letter: Candlelight Arrest Is a ‘Joke’

Regarding “Candlelight Commune Chief-Elect Arrested for 2002 Robbery Case,” it is a joke for the Kampong Thom Provincial Court to have handcuffed Nhim Sarom, Candlelight

Metta Forest Clearing Reaches Boundary Limits

After a few months of rapid deforestation, tree-cutting activity at Kampong Speu’s Metta forest has slowed down in recent days as clearings reach the boundary limits of land allocated to families from the military’s tank unit.