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Officers outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 26, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

General, Defense Official Clash in Court Over Land Sale to Lawmaker

An under-investigation military general and a Defense Ministry official are battling in court over a plot of land in Phnom Penh that the official allegedly acquired through a proxy to sell to a ruling party lawmaker despite it already belonging to the general.

Protester Prum Chantha is surrounded by people taking photos and uniformed authorities near the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on February 4, 2021. (Va Sopheanut/VOD)

Court Protesters Complain That Security Guards Denied Them Breakfast

Security guards blocked some protesters outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court from buying breakfast, and told a street vendor of noodles, meatball soup, pork and rice to not sell to them, the protesters alleged on Thursday while rallying on an empty stomach.

Illicit drugs confiscated by authorities (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Drug Arrests, Seizures Up Amid Regional Rise in Illicit Drug Trade

Cambodian anti-drug police made more than 21,000 arrests and seized 3 tons of drugs, almost 3,000 motorbikes, 26 assault weapons, five residential properties and a warehouse, pointing to domestic production as well as a continued rise in trafficking across Southeast Asia.