July 12, 2022
A photo of the damaged car posted on July 11 to the Phnom Sruoch district police's Facebook page.

Head-On Crash on Unfinished Expressway Injures Six

The Transport Ministry has “never allowed” anyone to use the under-construction Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway — but motorists are using it anyway, leading to repeated accidents including a head-on collision on Monday that injured six people.

Candlelight Party vice president Son Chhay speaks to reporters after questioning at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on July 12, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Opposition Parties Want NEC Overhaul, CPP Not Interested

Four political parties want an overhaul of the NEC composition, pushing for more independent members on the election body, which has skewed sharply toward the ruling CPP since the dissolution of the CNRP in 2017.

Security officers surround NagaWorld protesters, who breached a road barrier, in Phnom Penh on July 12, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Unions Say Hun Sen Should End NagaWorld Dispute

Unions and NGOs have asked the Prime Minister Hun Sen to intervene in the prolonged NagaWorld strike action, which has reached a stalemate with small protests occurring weekly and the Labor Ministry saying the case was out of its hands.

A Boeng Tamok protester at Phnom Penh’s Wat Botum on June 30, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Boeng Tamok Lake Plot Handed to General as Protests Continue

Six hectares of Phnom Penh’s ​​Boeng Tamok has been handed to a four-star general in charge of the Interior Ministry’s finance department, as residents living along the lake’s shore continued to protest their looming resettlement.

A district guard stands in front of Jin Gang compound, where an operation involving Vietnamese nationals unfolded, in Sihanoukville's Buon commune on April 29, 2022. (Mech Dara/VOD)

Scam Trafficking, Rescues on the Rise: Regional Media

Eighty-nine Thais were removed from Cambodian scam compounds, Malaysia said it was working on the rescues of 60 nationals, and Vietnamese workers were brutally beaten in Cambodia, according to recent news reports from around the region.

A lawmaker votes on legislation at the National Assembly on May 11, 2022.

Opinion: Should Cambodia Adopt a Gender Quota Policy?

Cultural barriers to greater women’s equality in Cambodia require a major shake-up to dislodge, and quotas — whether mandatory or voluntary — have been necessary globally to make even gradual progress, writes Future Forum’s Heng Molika.