Oknha Te Taing Por speaks at a conference on small and medium-sized enterprises in 2020. (Spokespersons Unit Facebook page)

Navy Battles Local Tycoon Over Land Loss at Ream

The Cambodian Navy wants 120 hectares of land near the Ream naval base back from a prominent business tycoon, who claims that he legally purchased the land from a military official.

Seng Chan Theary greets supporters after a hearing at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on January 4, 2022. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Briefs: Court Delays Mass Trial, NEC Relents on Vote Document

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court delayed a mass-trial hearing against CNRP members and supporters because a defense lawyer had come in contact with a Covid-19 case at PJ Prison. Six political parties welcomed the National Election Committee’s decision to retain Form 1102, which is used to report results to poll observers at voting stations.

A report by rights group Licadho found that close to 40 percent of surveyed internet users had faced varying degrees of online harassment on platforms such as Facebook. (Kuoy Langdy/VOD)

Government Puts Controversial Internet Gateway on Hold

The Telecom Ministry confirmed this afternoon the controversial National Internet Gateway, expected to come online Wednesday, has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic and potential disruptions to online traffic.

Flowers on sale on Valentine's day in Phnom Penh. (Keat Soriththeavy/VOD)

Updated: Caution Spreads as Covid-19 Tops 500 Daily Cases

Daily Covid-19 cases hit 500 on Monday as Phnom Penh officials set off to remind restaurants to keep up health precautions on Valentine’s Day evening. No significant changes in health measures have been announced so far.

Men Ratha, treasurer of the union inside Hi-Tech Apparel within the Poipet O'Neang SEZ, waters her plants at home on November 26, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Unions Looking for Place Within SEZ Boundaries

Cambodia has opened its arms to foreign businesses through special economic zones, which offer investors space, tax incentives and relatively cheap labor. As such zones expand, unions are trying to access the factories behind SEZ gates, as labor compliance sometimes falls by the wayside.

Ung Sovanna, former deputy head of the CNRP's womens' movement, and her husband, former CNRP lawmaker Men Sothavarin. (Photo from Facebook)

Spouse Shocked by Banned CNRP Official’s Request for Amnesty

According to a letter circulating on social media, Ung Sovanna, former deputy head of the CNRP’s womens’ movement, has requested political amnesty. Her husband, former CNRP lawmaker Men Sothavarin, said the move took him by surprise.