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A photo of Long Bay casino and hotel posted on Zhengheng Group's Facebook page.

PR Rep Offers Money to Remove Company From UDG Scam Article

A public-relations officer has asked VOD to remove the Zhengheng Group from an article on scam operations and offered money to do so, saying the company is helping authorities crack down on illegal businesses in its Koh Kong compound.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng chairs a meeting in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday and addressed human trafficking in the country. (Sar Kheng's Facebook)

More Government Meetings Held Over Human Trafficking

Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24.

Mu Sochua attempts to fly to Cambodia, in a photo posted to her Facebook page on January 15, 2021.

Court Announces 37 CNRP Defendants in This Week’s Mass Trial

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court will this week try 37 CNRP leaders, former lawmakers, party activists and supporters for alleged plotting against the state, marking the fifth mass trial the court has initiated against members of the dissolved political opposition.

Workers at the Y&W Garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on March 3, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Union Leaders Still Aim for Big Minimum Wage Increase

Ahead of minimum wage negotiations on Tuesday, union leaders say they are still aiming for a $21 increase for garment workers, though employers are lobbying for no increase in part due to regional competition.

Students at Phnom Penh’s Chea Sim Boeng Keng Kang High School on November 9, 2020. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Opinion: Reimagining a Wall-Less Classroom for All in Cambodia 

A face-to-face, one-size-fits-all school system where education is contained within classroom walls keeps learning out of reach for many students in rural underserved areas. A wall-less classroom would level the playing field, writes Future Forum’s Dara Chea.

Khem Veasna with LDP supporters at his Phnom Kulen plantation in Siem Reap, in a photograph posted to Veasna's Facebook page on September 7, 2022.

Workers Who Left Korea to Escape End of World Begin to Return

Cambodian workers who left their jobs in South Korea in fear of politician Khem Veasna’s prophecy that the world would end in flooding have started to return, hoping to get their old jobs back, a Cambodian association there says.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on his phone, in a photo he posted to his Facebook page on September 15, 2021.

Opinion: ‘Digital Transformation’ Needs to Be Usable by All

Achieving a “digital transformation” in Cambodia in an equitable way will require the country to address the lack of inclusiveness in the design and development of digital products, especially for public services, writes Future Forum’s Nay Darlin.

A supplied photo showing motorists using a wrecked section of National Road 3 between Kampot and Preah Sihanouk provinces last week.

Wrecked National Road Leaves Residents Fearful

National Road 3 linking Kampot to Preah Sihanouk has become a strip of deeply rutted red mud, a danger for residents and a headache for transport authorities who say the unstable ground likely cannot receive full repairs till 2024.

The CIMB Bank branch in Tuol Kork where a security guard opened fire on a colleague on September 7, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

Bank Security Guard Shot in Toul Kork

Just before lunchtime Wednesday, a security guard fired his gun at a colleague inside CIMB bank in Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak I, shooting the colleague’s leg before fleeing the scene on his motorbike.

Kem Sokha outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on September 7, 2022. (Kem Sokha’s Facebook page)

Prosecution, Judges Link CNRP, Sokha to Veng Sreng Violence

Prosecutors and judges in the Kem Sokha treason trial looked to link senior CNRP leadership to the violence during garment worker protests in 2014, though most of the time they linked Sam Rainsy or Mu Sochua to the violence, not Sokha.

Land disputants from Koh Kong and Kampong Speu gathered in Phnom Penh to petition state institutions on September 6, 2022. (Kay Nara/VOD)

Hundreds of Land Disputants Gather in Phnom Penh

An estimated 1,000 land disputants from Koh Kong and Kampong Speu provinces gathered in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to petition national state institutions, seeking their intervention to drop court actions against community representatives.