Oknha Te Taing Por speaks at a conference on small and medium-sized enterprises in 2020. (Spokespersons Unit Facebook page)

Navy Battles Local Tycoon Over Land Loss at Ream

The Cambodian Navy wants 120 hectares of land near the Ream naval base back from a prominent business tycoon, who claims that he legally purchased the land from a military official.

A map showing more than 800 hectares of sea off the coast of Preah Sihanouk province's Prey Nob district privatized in 2019 and 2020 for Canopy Sands Development and unspecified purposes. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Prince-Linked Firm Pours Sand Into 400 Hectares of Bay Without Study

A company with powerful shareholders is creating a new coastline in Ream by pouring an estimated 100 million tons of sand into the Gulf of Thailand. After a year of filling, company and government officials say they’re still in the process of assessing potential environmental and social impacts.