November 10, 2022
Workers fix a carpet inside the Sokha Hotel, the venue of the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh on November 9, 2022. (Cindy Liu/Reuters)

On Asean’s First Day, Cambodia Puts on Show of Prosperity

Meetings played out behind closed doors on the first day of the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh on Thursday as hundreds of workers scurried throughout the Sokha Hotel’s labyrinthic interior to tape down innumerable red carpets and arrange flowers.

Khmer Thavrak activists sat in Freedom Park during their hunger strike on November 9, 2022. (Kuoy Longdy/VOD)

Hunger Strikers Warned They Must Leave Freedom Park

A small group of protesters camping out at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park say they have been told they must leave and continue their hunger strike in support of a jailed opposition activist at home.