September 6, 2022
A photo supplied by Hay Bunna's family showing him in a hospital bed with a scar on his right arm.

Family Distraught Over Scavenger’s Death After Police Custody

A 36-year-old scavenger accused of stealing under $30 of car equipment died after three days in police custody in Phnom Penh, as the family alleges violence but police and an autopsy say the death was caused by a chronic illness.

A coconut vendor drives his tuktuk through the Andoung IV village rowhomes in Prek Pnov district's Kok Roka commune on September 5, 2022. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Phnom Penh Communities Resist Drug Arrests, Prompting Review

Residents of a Phnom Penh community swarmed a police car when plainclothes officers tried to arrest a local 18-year-old for drugs in May. It’s not the only community that has resisted official raids in recent months, and police have launched a review.

(Illustration: Michael Dickison/VOD)

Opinion: Shame Around Premarital Sex Is Making Abortions More Dangerous

Abortions have been legal in Cambodia since 1997, but social, cultural and religious stigmas are preventing women from accessing them in safe settings. Cambodia needs information campaigns that tackle the stigmas keeping women silent, writes Future Forum’s Heng Molika.