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Long-tailed macaques photographed at a breeding center in Cambodia.

Briefs: Lab Monkey Exports Criticized, Cambodia Wins Fifth Gold

An animal rights wants Egyptair to stop transporting long-tailed macaques bred in Cambodia and headed for laboratories in the U.S. Cambodia won another gold medal at the SEA games, taking its tally to five golds.

Rithy Samnang in a photo posted to his Facebook page on December 24, 2021.

Businessman Rithy Samnang Dies

Rithy Samnang, a businessman known as president of football club Phnom Penh Crown and for links to Sihanoukville properties associated with online scams, died Wednesday morning from illness, according to a statement from his club.

The Techo airport terminal and air control tower under construction in September 2021.

Deputy PM Intervenes in Techo Airport Dispute

Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An has issued a letter to the Kandal governor telling him to look into the situations of 121 families contesting the development of Phnom Penh’s new airport, settle their dispute, and report back.

A cleared patch of forest in Kampong Speu’s Metta forest, in April 2022. (Lok Sokly)

Deforestation Continues Daily in Metta Forest

Locals attempting to protect the Kampong Speu forest say ten trailers full of logs per day are being removed with the oversight of soldiers.

Prime Minister Hun Sen and former opposition leader Kem Sokha meet at the funeral of Hun Neng in Kampong Cham province on May 8, 2022. (Kem Sokha’s Facebook page)

Briefs: EU Puts Full EBA Withdrawal on Table, Kem Sokha Meets Hun Sen

The European Union Parliament last Thursday condemned the political persecution faced by Cambodian opposition parties ahead of elections in June and 2023, even suggesting the possibility of a full EBA suspension if the balloting was not free and fair. Former CNRP president Kem Sokha paid his respects to Prime Minister Hun Sen at the funeral of the latter’s brother, Hun Neng.