Ananth Baliga

Land Loss, Microfinance Debts Fuel Prey Preah Roka Destruction

Preah Vihear’s Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary is dotted with clearings and fresh stumps. As a local patroller walks through the protected forest, he points out dozens of logged areas, many now being cultivated by local residents. Some say they were pushed out from plantation land or are struggling with debt.

The General Strike Coordination Body, an anti-junta group in Myanmar, has posted pictures online in protest of Hun Sen’s visit.

Hun Sen Sets Off for Myanmar Despite Strong Pushback

Hun Sen is set to meet with Myanmar’s military junta leadership on Friday even as pressure mounts on the Cambodian prime minister to refrain from taking unilateral actions as the chair of Asean.

The ruling CPP’s congress on December 24, 2021, with Hun Manet second from right. (Sar Kheng’s Facebook page)

Updated: CPP Congress Picks Hun Manet as Next ‘Unity’ PM Candidate

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son and deputy military commander will be the ruling Cambodian People’s Party’s next prime ministerial candidate when his father decides to relinquish power, the party decided on Friday, according to the Information Ministry.

Casino workers photographed during the third day of their strike against NagaWorld in Phnom Penh on December 20, 2021. (Ananth Baliga)

NagaWorld Workers Resume Day 3 of Strike

Around 200 workers have resumed their strike against alleged labor rights violations and mass terminations at NagaWorld casinos in Phnom Penh.

Former Cambodia Daily reporters Zsombor Peter and Aun Pheap. (Ben Woods)

Cambodia Daily Journalists’ Case Heard in Appeal Court

A lawyer representing two former Cambodia Daily reporters was hopeful the Tbong Khmum Appeal Court would uphold a lower court decision to drop incitement charges against them after a prosecutor said there was no new evidence to reinstate the charges.

Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang poses with Covid-19 donations for Brigade 70 during a handover ceremony on December 11, 2021. (Facebook)

Rights Group Slams Australian Meeting with ‘Notorious’ RCAF Unit

An international rights group has criticized the local Australian Embassy for participating in an event involving the military’s Brigade 70, which has been accused of being part of a grenade attack in 1997 against Sam Rainsy, among other alleged rights violations.