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Oddar Meanchey police walk through a street market during Khmer New Year festivities in Samraong city in a photo posted to Facebook on April 15, 2022. (Oddar Meanchey Provincial Police)

Three Youths Arrested for New Year Rape and Murder

Anger erupted in an Oddar Meanchey village as three youths aged 15 to 18 were arrested for allegedly raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl during the night after a New Year village dance party, police said.

NagaWorld protesters are taken away from the Phnom Penh casino by bus on April 19, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

NagaWorld Protest Resumes After Nine Days

More than 100 unionists returned to strike against NagaWorld on Tuesday following failed negotiations and the holiday weekend, and they were yet again put on buses and toured around Phnom Penh’s outskirts.

A man drives a motorbike into the gate of Canteran Factory in Phnom Penh's Pur Senchey district after a protest disbanded on the morning of April 19, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

Hundreds of Factory Workers Protest on Veng Sreng Blvd

About 200 factory workers protested on Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng Blvd. for about an hour Tuesday morning after they learned that their struggling factory had removed valuable equipment from its premises.

The Venerable Prom Thomacheat carrying food for a resident gibbon in the Metta Forest around his pagoda in Trapeang Chour commune, near the Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Kampong Speu. (Andrew Haffner/VOD)

Soldiers Accused of Firing Warning Shots at Forest Monk

Kampong Speu’s Metta community forest, home to a monk who has been helping locals protect the woods, is seeing rising violence and clearing by soldiers, including warning shots fired at the monk, residents have alleged.

A woman plays veay ka’am at the Royal University of Fine Arts on April 7, 2022. (Andrew Haffner/VOD)

Traditional Games Delight Ahead of Khmer New Year

This year’s Khmer New Year is likely to be an especially festive one, as the country reopens after a yearslong quiet spell during the pandemic and its era of public health restrictions.