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Snack vendors park behind a CPP sign in Mondulkiri province's Sen Monorom City on October 17, 2020. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Lawyer Requests Early Release for Jailed Sandal-Thrower

Jailed sandal-thrower Sam Sokha, sentenced twice for incitement after being extradited from her escape to Thailand, should be released five months early due to health concerns amid the pandemic, her lawyer asked the Kampong Speu Provincial Court.

Rice for sale in Phnom Penh's Boeng Keng Kang market on March 8, 2020 (Matt Surrusco/VOD)

Three People Detained for Donating Rice to Residents of Disputed Land

Banteay Meanchey environmental authorities arrested three people as they tried to distribute food donations to families embroiled in a land dispute in a protected area, where a local official referred questions about the dispute to the prime minister’s cabinet.

Business owners start taking down beer signs, in photos posted to the Facebook page of Kampong Speu province’s Chbar Mon city administration.

Rural Beer Billboards Come Down in Kampong Speu

Kampong Speu business owners have about a week to pull down the beer billboards commonly found outside restaurants all over the country, as the province hopes the move will beautify its roads and sidewalks.

Road maintenance workers carry out repairs on National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province’s Kampong Seila district in October 2016, in this photo posted to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s Facebook page.

Widening of National Road 4 to Preah Sihanouk Set to Start Next Year

One of the country’s key trucking routes linking the capital to Sihanoukville’s coastal port is set for widening in a $100-million, World Bank-financed project starting next year, as a parallel expressway under construction is also now about 50 percent complete, the Transport Ministry said.

Prek Tnoat fishing community in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district in 2020.

Senator’s Death Clouds Future of $1.5B Kampot Beach Development

A Kampot province port and seaside sand-filling project has gone quiet after the senator leading the project died amid disputes with two marine fishing communities, though the late politician’s assistant says the development has not been abandoned.

Prime Minister Hun Sen gestures during a speech in Preah Sihanouk province, in this photograph posted to his Facebook page on June 1, 2020.

Hun Sen Vows to Arrest Economic Subversives, Three From CNRP Jailed

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday warned that those stirring up social unrest by calling for borrowers not to repay their debts, apparently alluding to opposition CNRP figure Sam Rainsy and his supporters, would be arrested — the same day a CNRP member was jailed.

Workers travel by truck from a factory along National Road 5 in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo District on April 22, 2020. (So Chey Oudom/VOD)

Close-Quarter Commutes, Covid-19 Risks Leave Garment Workers Worried

Garment factories have taken precautions in an effort to prevent Covid-19 from spreading down assembly lines. But workers and labor advocates say they are concerned the cramped trucks that ferry workers to factories could be potential hot spots for infection.

Deceased land activist Tuy Sros, 34

Two Military Police Officers Jailed Over Detainee’s Death

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court charged two military police officers and placed them in pretrial detention following the death of a land activist who was arrested during a protest last month and allegedly tortured by officers.