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Residents, some wearing masks, stand with protest signs in a Svay Rieng rice field, in a photo posted to Yous Sophorn's Facebook page on August 4, 2021.

Svay Rieng Land Disputants Arrested Under Covid-19 Law

Two Svay Rieng land dispute representatives have been charged again for violating Covid-19 law; separately, Mondulkiri province indigenous families file a land clearance complaint against a Takhmao city resident.

Former Sar Kheng Aide Set to Head National Election Committee

Prach Chan, a ruling party lawmaker, former governor of Battambang and Tbong Khmum, and an ex-Interior Ministry official noted as a close aide to Interior Minister Sar Kheng, is set to become head of the National Election Committee.

Vehicles to transport defendants from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to prison on February 4, 2021. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Two More Prisons Found With Covid-19, No Update on Numbers

New inmates arriving to Banteay Meanchey and Svay Rieng provincial prisons tested positive for Covid-19 — in the latter case, after being in contact with nearly 50 people — with the disease now having spread to at least seven prisons.