Protesters from Kandal and Takeo provinces sit at a barricade constructed in Kandal Stung district's Boeng Khyang commune, taking shifts to protest, on June 22, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Residents in Dispute With New Airport Curse Developers in Ceremony

They feel intimidated by authorities, and a village official was detained and questioned over the weekend for standing up for the community, but residents protesting the new airport have built a small barricade of branches and cursed the developers in a ceremony.

Fisherman Ngoy Kim, 46, gathers his nets in a wetland near the new airport development in Kandal province's Kandal Stung district on January 8, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

2,600 Hectares Made Private Land for Airport Company’s Development

The new Phnom Penh airport’s developers have received nearly 2,600 hectares of state land to develop an airport city around the proposed travel hub, while fishers and farmers currently using the land hold onto their increasingly-challenging livelihoods for as long as they can.

Sam Rainsy walks with his wife Tioulong Saumura while holding a suitcase and his passport, in this photograph posted to Sam Rainsy's Facebook page.

47 Airlines Warned of Prosecution if They Fly Rainsy Into Cambodia

Nearly 50 airlines have been warned that they could face criminal prosecution if they carry Sam Rainsy and other senior opposition officials into Cambodia, the Civil Aviation Secretariat has said, while Rainsy on Monday again vowed to return to the country this weekend.

Two local residents point out villagers’ farms falling within the potential bounds of a new airport development in Mondulkiri province. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Dispute Brewing Around Proposed Ecotourism Airport

O’REANG DISTRICT, Mondulkiri province — With guards standing by, threatening to quash any potential protest, an excavator dug closer to the Bunong communal burial grounds,