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Raiya shares a laugh with a Candlelight colleague in Sdao commune on May 8, 2022.

Candlelight’s Kung Raiya Fined 5 Million Riel

The Kampong Cham provincial election committee fined Candlelight Party commune-chief candidate Kung Raiya around $1,250 for insulting the competition, but he was cleared over distributing money to colleagues, an NEC spokesman said.

Traffic in Sihanoukville on January 21, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Four Workers Dead After Fall at Construction Site

Four construction workers are dead and another has been hospitalized with serious injuries after a cable on their lift snapped, causing them to fall from the 15th story of a building, a police official said.

A Grassroots Democratic Party campaign rally for the 2017 commune election. (Heng Vichet/VOD)

Candlelight Says No to Racist Comments, CPP Will Campaign Small

The ruling CPP will not have any major rallies when the campaign period kicks off on Saturday, said a party spokesperson, while a Candlelight Party official asked members to refrain from incendiary comments even once rallies kick off.

A report by rights group Licadho found that close to 40 percent of surveyed internet users had faced varying degrees of online harassment on platforms such as Facebook. (Kuoy Langdy/VOD)

Government Puts Controversial Internet Gateway on Hold

The Telecom Ministry confirmed this afternoon the controversial National Internet Gateway, expected to come online Wednesday, has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic and potential disruptions to online traffic.