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Monks at a pagoda in Phnom Penh hold a dog as it receives the rabies vaccine during a vaccination drive conducted by Animal Rescue Cambodia staff. (Andy Ball/VOD)

Can Cambodia Eradicate the World’s Most Fatal Disease?

Each year, hundreds of people in Cambodia are estimated to die of rabies, which is treatable but fatal once symptoms present. Animal welfare and health experts say vaccinating the nation’s dogs and controlling the dog meat trade could help prevent deaths.

Rice field rats caught in Koh Andet district are sold to brokers for 4,000 to 5,000 riel ($1 to $1.25) a kilogram. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

In Takeo, Migrant Families Turn to Rat Trade Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

During the rainy season, rising waters in the rice fields surrounding Takeo’s Koh Andet district provide an ample supply of rodents. As the global economic downturn leaves many jobless, some are turning to catching and exporting rats to make ends meet.

Ly Soeurng stands outside what is left of her family’s Phnom Penh gas-refill shop two days after her son, daughter and two workers were killed in a gas explosion and fire on July 18, 2020. (Mech Dara/VOD)

Survivors Sift Through Debris, Omens After Fatal Gas Fire

After a gas explosion and fire seen from Phnom Penh rooftops across town that killed four people, family members and neighbors of the victims are reckoning with the debris, debt and ghosts they say remain in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Actors playing thieves impersonating police officers in a CTN comedy show. The episode, “Fraudulent Fine,” which was released on June 15, 2020, has drawn criticisms from police officers. (CTN/screengrab)

Long-Haired Traffic-Cop Parody Prompts Police Complaint

Claiming damage to officers’ “prestige and dignity,” the country’s national police union has asked the Information Ministry to step in and regulate a series of comedic videos depicting traffic-police imposters in an “inappropriate” way — including having long hair.

Authorities seize bicycles from activists who planned to cycle from Koh Kong province to Phnom Penh in June 2020, aiming to petition the government to make Koh Kong Krao a protected area. (Supplied)

By Bikes, Feet and Taxis, Activists Call for Marine Protected Area

Activists traveling from Koh Kong — first by bicycle, then by foot — aim to complete their protest journey calling for a new protected area by taxi after authorities stopped them in their tracks on Thursday for the second time while en route to Phnom Penh.