A traffic police officer in Phnom Penh on September 15, 2020. (VOD)

Four More Arrested Crossing Into Laos

Four Chinese nationals were stopped from crossing from Preah Vihear into Laos this week, another cross-border case in the same location where 16 Chinese nationals were recently rescued from being trafficked across the border.

Scam Workers Relocated From Cambodia to Laos, Myanmar

Amid targeted raids and arrests against scam and human trafficking operations in Cambodia, accounts from victims and a rescue group indicate that at least some syndicates are going to great lengths to relocate workers to a new country to evade capture.

An area of newly cleared trees captured via drone just outside the Toal Community Protected Area in Stung Treng's Anlong Phe commune on May 18, 2022. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Power Line Markers Reveal Looming Path of Destruction in Prey Lang

Marker poles have begun to be laid through the center of the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary for the construction of a major power transmission line. Members of a community protected area disrupted by the project fear oncoming harm for wildlife and communities.

Construction of the Don Sahong dam in Laos in 2016 (International Rivers)

Downstream Mekong Nations Raise Concerns Over Proposed Laos Dam

Downstream Mekong countries, including Cambodia, have asked Laos to take a deeper look at the environmental impacts of a planned large-scale hydropower dam that academics and activists say will maim the mainstream Mekong River, which is already showing signs of severe damage.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) shakes hands with Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Phnom Penh on September 12, 2019. (SMPM)

Hun Sen Seeks Asean Neighbors’ Help in Arresting Sam Rainsy

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked Laos, Thailand and other Southeast Asian governments to assist Cambodia in preventing Sam Rainsy from freely returning to the country, as the exiled opposition leader has vowed to do in November.