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Vorn Pao, president of tuk-tuk drivers union Independent Democracy of Informal Economic Association (IDEA), speaks at an NGO event in November 2018. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

7 Labor, Youth Groups Targeted in Police Survey

Police have targeted seven unions and associations for a “survey” of employees and their documentation, though a police official said the project has been put on hold for now after investigating two of the groups.

Sihanoukville Casino Leaking Sewage, Activists Say

Dark discharges of sewage are being released into Sihanoukville’s Independence Beach, environmental activists say, contradicting a recent proclamation by Land Minister Chea Sophara that he had reined in polluting seaside businesses.

Disability Advocates Say Gov’t Will Offer Radio License

Disability Advocates Say Gov’t Will Offer Radio LicenseInformation Minister Khieu Kanharith promised a band of radio frequencies to the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization (CDPO) to broadcast its news programs across Phnom Penh after the Khmer New Year, the group said.

Cambodian Civil Society Deemed ‘Repressed’ by Global Watchdog

Criticizing legal attacks against NGOs and independent media and the “one-party election” held last year, international nonprofit Civicus rated civil society in Cambodia as “repressed” in its latest State of Civil Society annual report.