Candlelight commune candidate But Pov looks out at her farm land on May 29, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

In Pursat, Flooded Forest Crackdown Takes Center Stage Before Election

Across Kandieng district in Pursat, people described living through a crackdown on flooded-forest farming and fishing that seemed inconsistent and designed to intimidate, in several cases becoming entwined with politics ahead of the June 5 commune election.

Barbed wire has been wrapped around a gate closing off trains tracks crossing Poipet’s international border with Thailand. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Thai Nationals Rescued, Repatriated from Pursat SEZ

Military police spokesperson Eng Hy said Cambodian and Thai authorities had rescued 103 Thai nationals from a Pursat province special economic zone on Tuesday morning and brought the individuals across the border on Wednesday morning.