Kampong Speu residents say the army's tank unit has cleared their land in Oral district. (Supplied)

Villagers Defend Community Forest Given Away to Soldiers

Oral district residents are pitching tents in community forests to fend off soldiers who have received rights to the land by government order, as the Kampong Speu provincial administration pursues lawsuits against the residents for not making way.

Phnom Penh Appeal Court in 2019. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Chinese Businessman in Jail for 15 Years Over Surrogate Child

A Chinese businessman wanted a child in 2017 and paid a Chinese company to find him a surrogate. The surrogate, who was in Cambodia, gave birth to the child. But after the businessman arrived here to receive the baby, he was arrested for trafficking and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

A man checks the news on his smartphone. (Heng Vichet/VOD)

One-Year Imprisonment Upheld for Vaccine-Critical Facebook Posts

The Appeal Court on Tuesday upheld one-year jail sentences against two former opposition activists for incitement and insult after they criticized the distribution of Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccines in Cambodia before they were approved by the WHO.