August 12, 2022
A Phnom Penh district guard tries to pull part of a barricade away from a NagaWorld worker during the strike on August 11, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

City Hall to Sue NagaWorld Protesters for Property Damage, Insult

Phnom Penh City Hall said it will file a court complaint against protesting NagaWorld workers for allegedly damaging metal police barricades during a violent clash on Thursday, with workers hitting back that the police were the aggressors.

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

Son Chhay Defamation Cases Sent Directly to Trial

A Phnom Penh court prosecutor has decided to formally charge opposition leader Son Chhay for public defamation in two cases, with his lawyer saying the cases now proceed to trial.

Don Chron points to land she and other families used to cultivate before their crops were destroyed in August 2021. (Fiona Kelliher/VOD)

Fear, Frustration for Community Stuck in Protected-Zone Confusion

Crops have been destroyed and farmers jailed in Chung Plas and Memang, communes straddling the border of two Mondulkiri wildlife sanctuaries. Restrictions appear to residents to be shifting and arbitrary — at the mercy of environment officials on patrol.