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Land disputants from Koh Kong and Kampong Speu gathered in Phnom Penh to petition state institutions on September 6, 2022. (Kay Nara/VOD)

Hundreds of Land Disputants Gather in Phnom Penh

An estimated 1,000 land disputants from Koh Kong and Kampong Speu provinces gathered in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to petition national state institutions, seeking their intervention to drop court actions against community representatives.

Garment workers in Kampong Speu on August 1, 2022.

False Official Documents Help Minors Land Factory Jobs

Girls as young as 12 say they are working in garment factories in Kampong Speu, some with the knowledge of their employers and others with false identification documents issued by their local officials.

A photo of the damaged car posted on July 11 to the Phnom Sruoch district police's Facebook page.

Head-On Crash on Unfinished Expressway Injures Six

The Transport Ministry has “never allowed” anyone to use the under-construction Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway — but motorists are using it anyway, leading to repeated accidents including a head-on collision on Monday that injured six people.

Children are given non-phone activities to do at the Chambak community child-care center in Kampong Speu in June 2022. (Saroeun Phallika/VOD)

Kampong Speu Child-Care Center Gives Garment Workers Relief

Just a fraction of the country’s garment factories, predominantly staffed by women, have a child-care center. With reduced fees, healthy meals and a strict no-phone policy, a Kampong Speu child-care center is trying to fill the gap and ease the burden on working women.

Metta Forest Clearing Reaches Boundary Limits

After a few months of rapid deforestation, tree-cutting activity at Kampong Speu’s Metta forest has slowed down in recent days as clearings reach the boundary limits of land allocated to families from the military’s tank unit.