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Residents are rescued from floodwaters in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on October 17, 2020. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Floodwaters Disrupt Production at Factories, Affecting 16,000 Workers

About 16,000 factory workers are currently unable to go to work due to flooding in Phnom Penh and the provinces of Kandal and Takeo, the Labor Ministry said on Wednesday, with an economist warning of a hit to the economy and rising prices due to the recent extreme weather.

Several senior CNRP leaders including Sam Rainsy, center-left, and Mu Sochua, center-right, in an undated photo posted to Rainsy’s Facebook page in early 2019.

CNRP Requests Travel Access for 9 Summoned Party Members

The banned opposition party on Wednesday requested that the Cambodian government lift travel restrictions and reinstate high-ranking members’ passports to clear the way for nine party officials summoned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to return to the country.

Security video footage supplied by CNRP vice president Mu Sochua shows a motorbike passenger smashing a brick onto the head of a passerby.

Vendors Shocked by Bloody Attack on Vegetable Seller Linked to CNRP

UPDATED 7:55 a.m. — Din Varin, 48, was smashed in the head with a brick on Monday morning outside a Phnom Penh market and rushed to the hospital. One day after the attack, nearby vendors said they were still shocked, saying they knew the organic vegetable vendor as a gentle and quiet seller but knew nothing of alleged political activities.

Activists protest in Phnom Penh on September 7, 2020, in a photo posted to the Facebook page of the Khmer Student Intelligent League Association.

Mother Nature, Khmer Thavrak Activists Appear in Court to Appeal Cases

A jailed Mother Nature environmentalist and Khmer Thavrak activist appeared at the Appeal Court on Tuesday, where a judge denied requests to drop their cases or grant bail, while three female activists from the groups were unable to attend due to flooding in their prison.

A fisherman sells an off-seasonal catch at the Stung Treng city fish market on August 15, 2020. (Enric Català/VOD)

Frightened by River Changes, Villagers Blame Laos Dam, Seek Answers

In Stung Treng, villagers are experiencing unexpected changes to their environment: disappearing fish, dying forests, eroding islands. As they grapple with changing natural cycles, they project their fears onto the giant Don Sahong dam that looms upstream.