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People are camping in makeshift structures in Siem Reap, awaiting an apocalyptic flood that would engulf the Earth except Siem Reap. (Siem Reap Provincial Administration)

Midnight Deadline for Devotees to Leave From End of the World

Thousands of worshippers of politician Khem Veasna who are gathered at his farmstead for a prophesied apocalypse have until midnight to disperse, authorities said, but the political party argued it had asked for permission to continue for a month.

Sihanoukville’s Kaibo compound on August 6, 2022. Shown these photos, Bao confirmed he was held in these compounds. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Behind a Slave Rescue From a Cambodian Scam Operation

A Vietnamese family took out loans against their family home to help their son escape enslavement in Cambodia. They scrambled to organize a cross-border rescue from a scam syndicate accused of torture and trafficking, asking VOD for assistance.

Workers gather outside the New Mingda garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district on August 24, 2022. (Supplied)

Garment Factory Workers Protest Dismissals

Hundreds of workers at a Phnom Penh factory protested on Wednesday after five of their colleagues from the quality control department were fired, though they were reinstated after negotiations.

The two images on the left show the Long Bay Duty Free Shop and Long Bay Casino Hotel from posts on Zheng Heng Group's website, while the image to the right is a screenshot of the same buildings. (Supplied)

Rescue Reveals Scam Compound at Koh Kong’s UDG

A Taiwanese man came to Cambodia to try to get his stepson out of forced labor in Koh Kong’s Union Development Group concession, but complications arose after the father reported the case to local authorities.

Hun Sen speaks to graduating students in Phnom Penh on August 23, 2022. (Hun Sen's Facebook page)

Hun Sen Says CPP Won’t Lose Power Even If He Dies

Prime Minister Hun Sen argued with unnamed critics during a university graduation speech on Tuesday about the transfer of power to his son and the creation of a Vietnamese language department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.