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A voter in 2017. (Photo: Heng Vichet)

Gov’t-Linked Groups Dominate Election Observer Registrations

The top NGOs registered to observe next month’s commune election have evident links to state officials — one headed by a prime minister’s son, another by a deputy prime minister, and a third by a ministry’s secretary of state.

The Techo airport terminal and air control tower under construction in September 2021.

Deputy PM Intervenes in Techo Airport Dispute

Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An has issued a letter to the Kandal governor telling him to look into the situations of 121 families contesting the development of Phnom Penh’s new airport, settle their dispute, and report back.

Residents affected by an airport development project in Kandal petitioned the government in Phnom Penh on February 4, 2022. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Kandal Airport Protesters Continue to Raise Grievances

The development of Phnom Penh’s new international airport in Kandal province continues to face resistance, as petitioners gathered outside government institutions in the capital saying they had lost faith in provincial authorities as machines began to dig around their homes.