Keat Soriththeavy
A shopper selects vegetables at a street market stall near Phnom Penh's Olympic Market ahead of the two-week citywide market shutdown on April 24, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Phnom Penh Public Markets Allowed to Reopen All Stalls

Public markets have been allowed to reopen all stalls — not only essential items — in a late-night announcement by Phnom Penh City Hall, as shoppers on Tuesday welcomed a return to relatively normal routines.

A man buys scrap metal from floating house residents who were told to dismantle their houses in Phnom Penh's Prek Pnov district on June 12, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Floating Fish Farms Drift Upstream as Eviction Deadline Hits

Floating fish farms floated 5 km north temporarily, those without fish worked to dismantle their homes, and some moved onto a wooden platform on shore, as the deadline for Phnom Penh floating communities’ evictions passed this weekend.

Residents watch as authorities clear land in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district, near an OCIC satellite city development. (Keat Soriththeavy/VOD)

Chroy Changva Authorities Clear Resident’s Land Near OCIC Satellite City

Local authorities, accompanied by security forces, started clearing land in Chroy Changva district’s Prek Leap commune without any notice on Thursday, affecting one resident’s fencing and fish pond, near a satellite city being developed by the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation.

Political Petitioners Say Authorities Shoved Them Outside UN Office

Seven women handing a petition to the U.N. human rights office for the release of their jailed activist family members say they were surrounded by 30 to 40 officers, shoved into a flower bed, and told their small gathering required prior permission.

Drug Production, Distribution Network Raided in Kandal, Phnom Penh

Six men have been arrested and 100 kilograms of drugs seized in a crackdown on a network of eight drug production and distribution sites across Phnom Penh and Kandal province amid an ongoing rise in drug trafficking in the country, authorities said.