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Kampong Thom provincial military police chief Hang Thol in August 2021, in a photo from the Kampong Thom provincial military police Facebook page.

Deputy Village Chief Killed in Online Gambling Sting

Eleven Kampong Thom military police officers have been detained for an investigation into the death of a deputy village chief that occurred during a crackdown at an alleged online lottery cafe, said the provincial military police commander. 

At Least 10 Years to Repair One Week of Phnom Tamao Damage

Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent replanting the Phnom Tamao forest that was destroyed over the past week, with much of the replanting being led by tycoon Mong Reththy, who says he was uninvolved in the clearing but has been permitted by Prime Minister Hun Sen to undertake the restoration.

Forest clearing seen from a drone's view in Phnom Tamao forest in Takeo province on August 5, 2022. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Phnom Tamao Forest Destruction Called Off

Amid mounting uproar over the privatization and destruction of the Phnom Tamao forest, Prime Minister Hun Sen has stepped in to call off the development and replant trees starting Monday.

Garment workers in Kampong Speu on August 1, 2022.

False Official Documents Help Minors Land Factory Jobs

Girls as young as 12 say they are working in garment factories in Kampong Speu, some with the knowledge of their employers and others with false identification documents issued by their local officials.