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A gold bar (Bullion Vault/Flickr)

Cambodia’s Gold Exports Balloon to $3 Billion

Gold exports through “private transactions” jumped some 676 percent, from $388 million to $3 billion last year, with some attributing the surge to investors selling their holdings due to a price rise, and others suggesting a potential link to gold smuggling to Vietnam.

Authorities interrogate Srun Srorn (right) during a Facebook live broadcast about the Paris Peace Agreements in Takeo province’s Bati district on September 23, 2020, in this screenshot from the video posted to the Paris Peace Treaty Facebook page.

Police Interrogate Facebook Users After Xenophobic Live Broadcast

A group of Facebook users were questioned by police on Wednesday after streaming live from a pagoda in Takeo province, and preparing to distribute copies of the Paris Peace Agreements while urging viewers to think about which foreigners stood behind various officials.

A Grassroots Democratic Party election campaign rally in July 2018 (file photo)

GDP Urges Government to Show Border Agreement With Vietnam

UPDATED 2:07 p.m. — The minor Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has urged the government to reveal the border agreement that Prime Minister Hun Sen signed with his Vietnamese counterpart last week, requesting greater transparency about the demarcation process.

Kampuchea Krom

Activists Mark 70 Years Since ‘Loss’ of Kampuchea Krom

At a muted ceremony on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, hundreds of Cambodian nationalists gathered Tuesday morning to mark 70 years since France’s cession of its Indochinese colony of Cochinchina to the newly proclaimed State of Vietnam.