Koh Kong
Authorities seize bicycles from activists who planned to cycle from Koh Kong province to Phnom Penh in June 2020, aiming to petition the government to make Koh Kong Krao a protected area. (Supplied)

By Bikes, Feet and Taxis, Activists Call for Marine Protected Area

Activists traveling from Koh Kong — first by bicycle, then by foot — aim to complete their protest journey calling for a new protected area by taxi after authorities stopped them in their tracks on Thursday for the second time while en route to Phnom Penh.

Chi Khor Leu commune police monitor a meeting of local residents involved in a land dispute in Koh Kong province on September 30, 2019 (Supplied)

Authorities Interrupt Meeting in Search of CNRP Support, Land Disputants Say

Koh Kong villagers involved in a yearslong land dispute said Friday that authorities interrupted their meetings on three consecutive days this week, telling the disputants they were checking if the gathering was in support of exiled opposition leaders’ planned return to the country next month.