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Development of the Run Ta Ek resettlement site for Angkor residents in September 2022. (Phin Rathana/VOD)

Displaced From Angkor: Desolate Land, Uncertain Futures Await Residents

Angkor residents are worried about being displaced from their work and public amenities if they move 20 km to an underdeveloped resettlement site. The state denies these are evictions, but its campaign to clean up “illegal constructions” leaves residents with little choice.

Banteay Meanchey authorities inspect flooding in the province on September 26, 2022. (Provincial disaster management)

Typhoon Expected to Lash Northern Provinces, Worsen Flooding

Typhoon Noru, which is expected to make landfall tomorrow in central Vietnam, will cause flash flooding in northern Cambodia, the weather ministry warned, as other parts of the country are still grappling with incessant rains.

The broken Buddha statue in the Metta forest, in a supplied photo taken on September 23, 2022.

Metta Forest’s Buddhist Statues Destroyed in Wind

The Metta forest community in Kampong Speu says three Buddha statues around the forest’s pagoda have been destroyed after wind blew down nearby trees, and residents are blaming loggers who they say are continuing to cut down the surrounding forest.

Run Ta Ek residents. (Supplied)

Residents Say They Have Lost 80 Hectares to Angkor Relocation Site

Around two dozen families in Siem Reap’s Run Ta Ek commune — soon to be the new home for evicted residents from the Angkor park — say the Apsara Authority took their farmland within the resettlement site and offered much smaller plots in return.

Screenshots of a video posted by residents of a clash in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat commune.

Seven Arrested After Violent Clash in Oddar Meanchey

Oddar Meanchey police have arrested at least seven residents after a violent brawl that involved the brandishing of sticks and knives between villagers and authorities over disputed land on Tuesday.

An office for CHSN Transportation in Kampong Speu's Oral district. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen)

Indigenous Families Block Land Grab in Kampong Speu

Indigenous Suoy families say they have blocked a company formerly chaired by the prime minister’s nephew Hun Chea from clearing their farmland in Kampong Speu, and are seeking compensation.