September 27, 2022
Banteay Meanchey authorities inspect flooding in the province on September 26, 2022. (Provincial disaster management)

Typhoon Expected to Lash Northern Provinces, Worsen Flooding

Typhoon Noru, which is expected to make landfall tomorrow in central Vietnam, will cause flash flooding in northern Cambodia, the weather ministry warned, as other parts of the country are still grappling with incessant rains.

The broken Buddha statue in the Metta forest, in a supplied photo taken on September 23, 2022.

Metta Forest’s Buddhist Statues Destroyed in Wind

The Metta forest community in Kampong Speu says three Buddha statues around the forest’s pagoda have been destroyed after wind blew down nearby trees, and residents are blaming loggers who they say are continuing to cut down the surrounding forest.