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Khmer Thavrak activist Hun Vannak clashes with Prampi Makara district authorities during a rally in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on August 13, 2020. (Khan Leakhena/VOD)

Courts Delay Verdicts for Environmentalist and Activist Group

The Phnom Penh and Kampong Thom courts on Tuesday delayed expected verdicts against members of activist group Khmer Thavrak and a Prey Lang environmentalist charged with attempted murder.

Koh Kong Official, Defense Minister Move to Arrest Journalist

An audio recording, shared with VOD, appears to show Defense Minister Tea Banh instructing Koh Kong officials to take action against journalist Youn Chhiv. Several government-aligned media outlets have reported on Banh’s instructions, including some that quoted from the recording.

Covid-19 precautions outside Phnom Penh’s Build Bright University on April 2, 2021. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Universities to Reopen With Smaller Classes, Covid-19 Tests

Higher education institutions will be allowed to reopen after 18 months of disrupted learning, with the Education Ministry setting out guidelines such as mandatory vaccinations, Covid-19 testing and smaller classes to ensure social distancing.

Siem Reap residents during a visit by provincial governor Tea Seiha amid Covid-19 restrictions, in a photo posted by the provincial hall on September 23, 2021.

Red-Zone Areas in Siem Reap Report Easing of Covid-19 Cases

Siem Reap officials say they are seeing a drop in Covid-19 cases in the city after 10 days of red-zones in some communes and villages, while working to meet food shortages amid restrictions.

A police officer directs traffic in Sihanoukville on January 21, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

S’ville Police Say 36 Thais Casino Workers Were Not Held Against Will

Four suspected traffickers have been arrested and sent to court after Preah Sihanouk police found 36 Thai nationals illegally working at a casino, officials said, while denying that the workers had been confined against their will.