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Prime Minister Hun Sen releases fish at a Banteay Meanchey reservoir July 1, 2022.

PM Defends Forest Loss, Orders Arrest Over False Covid Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen railed against critics in a speech Friday morning, saying anyone complaining about forest loss should relinquish their land to the state to replant trees, and ordering authorities to continue arresting anyone posting “fake news” about Covid-19.

The three defendants, Khvoeung Tum, Ploek Navy and Ploek Phyrom, stand outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Supreme Court Sends Indigenous Land Case for Retrial

The Supreme Court on Wednesday called for a retrial for three indigenous Bunong women who were convicted of removing fence posts on purportedly private property while trying to protect ancestral lands.

Hun Sen votes at the June 5 commune election. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

NEC Final Results Cements CPP Sweep of Commune Councils

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party was confirmed the overwhelming victor at the June commune election, as the electoral body announced on Sunday the final results of an election marred with allegations of irregularities and intimidation.

Tourist-Friendly Tonle Bati Next in Line as Lake Losses Ramp Up

Two-thirds of Tonle Bati lake — a popular weekend getaway — will be filled in by a developer, official documents show, as three other lakes in Kandal and a further area on Phnom Penh’s Boeng Tamok have been privatized by Hun Sen’s decree.