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A Phnom Penh mosque is closed for Covid-19 precautions as Ramadan draws to an end, on the evening of May 11, 2021. (Samoeun Nicseybon/VOD)

As Ramadan Nears End, Muslim Community Anticipates Subdued Festivities

After a month of fasting, Phnom Penh’s Muslim community would normally gather at mosques for meals and prayers through the night. But as Ramadan this year nears its end, mosques remain shuttered as a public health measure, and members of the community say they will celebrate alone.

The victim’s mother, Sos Mas, 67, and cousin Ya Smathel, 34, in Setbo commune, in Kandal province’s Takhmao city, on November 20, 2020. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Court Sees Mob Killing of Cham Banana Thief as Self-Defense

A Cham fisherman was killed on Wednesday after being caught stealing in Kandal province, but many details are unclear. While the Cham fishing community calls for justice, the court is examining the killing as a case of self-defense.