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The National Police seized close to 600 kilos of drugs from Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville over the weekend.

Police Say Major Ketamine, Drug Haul Was Headed for Export

Police announced the seizure of some 700 kg of ketamine and other drugs, as an anti-drug official said most recent hauls were believed to be headed abroad to Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and other countries.

(Monk's Community Forestry Cambodia’s Facebook page)

Forest-Patrol Monks Warn of Increased Wildlife Poaching This Year

Patrollers in an Oddar Meanchey community forest say they’re witnessing an increased rate of wild cattle and deer deaths in the first months of this year, compared to last year, with one patroller attributing the rise in poaching to out-of-work people and poor law enforcement.

Kong Monika Interview: ‘The Division of Democrats Will Make Us Lose All Together’

VOD sat down with Kong Monika, the president of the Khmer Will Party, to talk about the party’s prospects and the policies it will pitch to the electorate. Monika admitted that the party was still small and lacking in resources but was focused on making commune administrations nonpartisan and reducing corruption and abuse of power by commune chiefs.

Security personnel are briefed before they begin a campaign to crackdown on illegal fishing on March 25, 2022. (Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration)

Hun Sen Chastises Tonle Sap Governors for Failing to Act

Authorities responsible for the Tonle Sap lake again held an “emergency meeting” then fanned out across the country’s largest lake after Prime Minister Hun Sen said they had failed to curb illegal fishing.

Political Parties Interview: An ‘Appeal to People to Participate’

The Kampucheaniyum Party is the latest entrant in a growing group of political parties born out of the defunct Cambodia National Rescue Party. Party president Yem Ponhearith has been a longtime ally of CNRP president Kem Sokha and a senior member of the Human Rights Party.

This video is the first in a series of interviews with senior members of small parties about their policies and aspirations for the upcoming commune election.

A worker cleans Bak Touk Keo canal in Russei Keo district’s Toul Sangke I commune on March 23, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

Another Trash-Clogged Canal in Phnom Penh Begins Cleanup

Workers waded through Russei Keo’s trash-clogged Bak Touk Keo canal Wednesday morning as the district began a cleanup. It’s the third district seen to be cleaning up sewage systems since environmentalists petitioned officials earlier this month over trash pollution in the city.

NagaWorld protesters are again forced onto buses on March 22, 2022. (Ros Lyheng)

NagaWorld Union to Boycott Next Negotiation Meeting

NagaWorld union representatives said they will not attend the third negotiation meeting to resolve their dispute on Wednesday because the casino corporation refuses to discuss reinstatement of workers.