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Prime Minister Hun Sen releases fish at a Banteay Meanchey reservoir July 1, 2022.

PM Defends Forest Loss, Orders Arrest Over False Covid Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen railed against critics in a speech Friday morning, saying anyone complaining about forest loss should relinquish their land to the state to replant trees, and ordering authorities to continue arresting anyone posting “fake news” about Covid-19.

The three defendants, Khvoeung Tum, Ploek Navy and Ploek Phyrom, stand outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Supreme Court Sends Indigenous Land Case for Retrial

The Supreme Court on Wednesday called for a retrial for three indigenous Bunong women who were convicted of removing fence posts on purportedly private property while trying to protect ancestral lands.