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Street vendors’ carts in front of a factory in Phnom Penh. (Hun Sirivadh/VOD)

Garments Slump Spills Over to Surrounding Businesses, Residents

Street vendors of all stripes around Phnom Penh manufacturing districts say their small businesses are becoming nearly impossible to sustain, one of the many knock-on effects of a decline in the country’s garment industry amid the global pandemic.

Thlang Phinra, the Interior Ministry’s anti-terrorism bureau chief, seen brandishing a handgun at Phnom Penh’s Angkor Chum noodle restaurant on September 20, 2020, in a screenshot of surveillance camera footage published by Fresh News.

Anti-Terror Officer Sued for Wielding Gun at Pchum Ben Duck Soup Party

UPDATED Sept. 25 — An anti-terrorism officer arrived uninvited to a noodle restaurant’s Pchum Ben duck soup party, got drunk, pulled out his gun, and threatened to kill the restaurateur and his wife, alleges a complaint lodged against him at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Relatives of jailed CNRP activists stand outside the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh seeking access to their detained family members, but are barred from meeting them by authorities, on August 7, 2020. (Khan Leakhena/VOD)

More CNRP Activists Arrested as Families Continue Calls for Release

Four opposition activists were arrested this week amid recurring protests calling for the release from prison of a prominent labor leader as well as members of the outlawed opposition CNRP, some of whose family members continued to demonstrate in the capital on Friday.