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The animal killed and eaten by villagers in Kampong Chhnang after it bit four people. Locals referred to the creature as a "wolf", and a wildlife expert has said it may either be a common jackal or a dhole, which is much more rare. Photo taken Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Supplied.

‘Wolf’ Attacks Villagers, Gets Eaten

Four Kampong Chhnang residents were bitten by a wild animal they are calling a “wolf,” and which they say they have now cooked and eaten.

CPP commune chief candidate Lam Nat in Siem Reap province’s Balaing commune. (Andrew Haffner/VOD)

In 30% of Communes, CPP Is Swapping in New Candidates

The ruling party is replacing sitting commune chiefs with new candidates in hundreds of communes for the upcoming vote. The chiefs are largely stepping down by choice, and the party will continue to take care of them, a spokesperson said.

Around 30 young activists rode bicycles on May 19, 2022, around Phnom Penh's Boeng Tamok calling for a stop to the privatization and filling of the lake.

For Boeng Tamok Residents, Youth Activists Speak What They Can’t

33 young activists rode bicycles around Boeng Tamok calling for a stop to the privatization and filling of the lake. For local residents, the youths were doing what they couldn’t dare to. “I’m happy to see it,” one said. “I want to see the young generation stand up to fight.”

A group photo of people in tax department uniforms, which the General Department of Taxation shared warning these people are impersonating officials, in a photo posted on the department's Facebook page on May 12, 2022.

Tax Department Warns of Online Imposters

A group of people have taken to social media wearing tax department uniforms and are suspected of attempting fraud, the department said on Thursday.

The Techo airport terminal and air control tower under construction in September 2021.

Deputy PM Intervenes in Techo Airport Dispute

Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An has issued a letter to the Kandal governor telling him to look into the situations of 121 families contesting the development of Phnom Penh’s new airport, settle their dispute, and report back.

A truck used to haul sand and gravel pulls into a village on Koh Dach on Friday, April 22, 2022. (Andrew Haffner/VOD)

Silk Island Development Strains Roads, Locals Say

Increasing development on Koh Dach, known in English as Silk Island, is breaking down the island community’s older roads with no clear plans yet to rebuild, residents say.