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A protester holds up the bloodied shirt of Mom Chantha, who was shot by soldiers amid a land dispute, in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on June 3, 2021. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Man Shot by Soldiers in Kandal Is Recovering, Calls for Justice

A man who was shot and injured in a clash between soldiers and residents in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district says he has now left Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital but wants compensation for medical expenses and settlements for villagers involved in the dispute.

Residents set up tents to block bulldozers from clearing rice fields within the new Phnom Penh airport project in Kandal province's Kandal Stung district on May 17, 2021. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Residents Affected by Airport Development Project Protest Again

A standoff between residents on land earmarked for Phnom Penh’s new international airport against developers and authorities continues, as the gulf between the land’s rising value and authorities’ insistence on paying only pre-development prices as compensation widens.

A fence with the Khmer word for "disputed" written in red, in Preah Sihanouk province's Prey Nob district on December 1, 2020. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Hun Sen’s Nephew Caught Up in Preah Sihanouk Land Dispute

Some 100 Preah Sihanouk villagers protested in support of six families whose land is being claimed by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nephew, as the nephew said he had a legal title to the land while the local commune chief said he didn’t know how Hun Chea had obtained it.

Lettuce Rots as Markets Shut Down, Farmers Say

Some vegetable growers in Kandal province say their produce is rotting in their fields as Phnom Penh markets are shut down for the Covid-19 lockdown and traders face a crackdown by continuing to sell in violation of public health measures.