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Chim Phan and a prosthetic leg he uses for athletics. (Keat Soriththeavy/VOD)

Stalwart Para-Athletes Look Forward to Hanging Up Their Boots

Chim Phan is one of few Cambodian athletes with a disability who have represented, and continue to represent, the country at international para-athletic events. The athlete has had a long career and hopes to retire soon. He is 52 years old.

Residents Say Homes Demolished for Expressway Without Warning

More than 200 officers demolished dozens of Phnom Penh houses to make way for the $2-billion Sihanoukville expressway, part of China’s Belt and Road initiative, as residents rejected what they said was inadequate compensation.

The Covid-19 checkpoint and entrance hall at Naga 2 on October 28, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

NagaWorld Built Empire With Offshore Companies, Loans From CEO

NagaWorld built its business — which earned more than $1.7 billion in yearly revenue before the pandemic — in part through the CEO’s use of his offshore companies and a series of loans that lifted the casino company’s value, according to documents and emails released in a major leak of offshore enterprise documents.

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Cambodia-Based Businesspeople, Both Prominent and Obscure, Show Up in Pandora Papers

VOD identified nine offshore companies connected to Cambodian nationals or Cambodia-based business owners in the sweeping leak of offshore company files known as the Pandora Papers. A deeper look at the business history hints at further connections to powerful individuals for some of the companies included, while others are little-known.

Riot police form a line preventing protesters from getting closer to Thailand's Royal Palace during a pro-democracy protest in Bangkok on November 8, 2020. (Jintamas Saksornchai/VOD)

Sister of Disappeared Activist Caught Up in Thailand’s Suppression of Protests

The sister of disappeared activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit was summoned to a prosecutor’s office on Monday. Though it’s a first for Sitanan, criminal prosecution has become a routine reality for hundreds of Thais taking a stand in the country’s pro-democracy movement.

Richie Fernando at Angkor archeological park in Siem Reap (Courtesy of Totet Banaynal)

Among Cambodia’s War-Wounded, a Brother Found His Vocation

Twenty-five years after Brother Richie Fernando’s death, the floor tiles in Kandal marked by the grenade blast that killed him have been relocated. But the Filipino missionary, who has been touted for sainthood, is still remembered for his acts of kindness.