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Romas Mam, an indigenous Jarai representative from Ratanakiri province’s O’Yadaw district, speaks to a reporter at the Extractive Industries Governance Forum in Phnom Penh on November 22, 2019. (Hun Sirivadh/VOD)

Indigenous Communities Want More Transparency Around Mining Projects

Indigenous community representatives told a forum on extractive industries on Friday that they were concerned about the effects mining projects in their areas could have on their health and livelihoods, and asked that they be better informed by companies and the government.