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Pate commune chief Chhay Thy at the commune hall in Ratanakiri’s O'Yadaw district in May 2022. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Mixed Feelings in Ratanakiri Over Chhay Thy’s Roads

Pate commune chief Chhay Thy is proud of the two roads he built over the past five years. The former rights worker turned ruling party politician said he was confident of ongoing support from residents, but some said they wanted a Jarai leader, not a Khmer outsider.

Environmental activist Chhorn Phalla speaks at a press conference in 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Ratanakiri Police Arrest Land Activist

Environmentalist Chhorn Phalla has been arrested by Ratanakiri police after they called him in to update the address on his identification card, his lawyer said.

Zsombor Peter, a former Cambodia Daily associate editor, works at his computer in the newsroom in Phnom Penh on September 3, 2017, when staff produced the final issue of the newspaper. (Ben Woods)

Cambodia Daily Reporters’ Trial Set for Tuesday

The trial of former Cambodia Daily journalists Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter, charged three years ago as the newspaper shut down amid a government crackdown, has been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the Ratanakiri Provincial Court.