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Lake-filling activity seen across the water at Tamok Lake on June 26, 2020. (Seav Meng/VOD)

More of Boeng Tamok to Be Filled In for Justice Ministry Storeroom

Justice Ministry officials need more room, so “empty public land” will be used to store court documents by filling in another part of Boeng Tamok, one of Phnom Penh’s “last lakes” that feeds hundreds of families and protects the capital from flooding.

A cut tree and crane used to clear trees in a state forest in Mondulkiri province’s O’Raing district in 2020 (Supplied)

Mondulkiri District Governor Transferred Over Illegal Land Grabbing

The first of 10 Mondulkiri public officials implicated in illegal land grabbing in the province has been transferred from his position — a warning to others, according to a government spokesperson, but for local rights monitors a sign of continuing impunity over imprisonable crimes.

A family collects rainwater to save money on water expenses, in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district on June 12, 2020. (Hun Sirivadh/VOD)

Poverty to Increase in Economic Downturn: World Bank

Hit by the global economic slowdown and the loss of E.U. trade benefits, Cambodia’s economy is projected to contract 2 percent this year, with the World Bank warning that poverty rates will be on the rise regionwide.

The pond and golf course at the Chip Mong Group-owned development, Grand Phnom Penh, in a screenshot taken from the company website.

Chip Mong Says Raid on Luxury Housing Protest Was ‘Security’ not Threat

A Chip Mong company representative said there was no threat made against protesters in its luxury Phnom Penh gated community after the residents, who opposed the filling in of a pond near the compound’s golf course, accused it of sending armed guards to remove protest banners from the gates of their mansions.

Police stand in front of a house in the Grand Phnom Penh development (left) and a sign in front of a house (right). (Provided)

Armed Guards Descend on Protesters From Luxury Gated Community

About 30 armed guards descended on a leafy Chip Mong-owned gated complex on Monday evening after residents — including Acleda Bank CEO In Channy — protested a plan to fill in a water feature, with some homeowners hanging protest banners on their mansions.