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Land Minister Chea Sophara and Culture Minister Phoeurng Sackona meet commune residents in Siem Reap. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

No Relocation Plans for Preah Dak, Land Minister Tells Protesters

A protest drawing several thousand people from across Angkor Archaeological Park took an abrupt turn Friday, when the land management minister said there were no plans for a mass relocation from the park’s Preah Dak commune – days after residents said authorities had told them the opposite.

Run Ta Ek residents. (Supplied)

Residents Say They Have Lost 80 Hectares to Angkor Relocation Site

Around two dozen families in Siem Reap’s Run Ta Ek commune — soon to be the new home for evicted residents from the Angkor park — say the Apsara Authority took their farmland within the resettlement site and offered much smaller plots in return.

A photo of Khem Veasna posted to his Facebook page on August 30, 2022, where he talks about stopping an impending flood.

Phnom Penh Student Skips Exam After Hearing Veasna’s Prophecy

A fourth-year university student studying to be a teacher dropped out of her course when she heard politician Khem Veasna’s predictions of the end of the world, her school says, illustrating the drastic measures some people have taken.