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Villagers representing families in Kratie province petitioned the South Korean Embassy for help Tuesday in their dispute with a South Korean agribusiness firm, after hearing that the embassy had lodged a complaint against them.

July 30, 2014

The 35-year-old son of a Kandal provincial official was arrested on Monday after he borrowed a friend’s car and fraudulently pawned it at NagaWorld casino for $12,000, police and the car owner said Tuesday.

July 30, 2014

More villagers involved in a land dispute with an agribusiness company in Kratie province arrived at Phnom Penh’s Samakki Raingsey pagoda Monday as they announced plans to march on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house if their land dispute is not settled by Friday.

July 29, 2014

A 23-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder while breast-feeding her baby during a shootout between police and smugglers attempting to transport illegally logged wood through Kratie province on Thursday night, according to authorities.

July 28, 2014

A company that villagers say owns land that was illegally grabbed from them in Kandal province asked more than 100 residents of Ponhea Leu commune to leave the firm out of their dispute and focus their ire on Phanimex, which is owned by powerful businesswoman Suy Sophan.

July 28, 2014

About 160 villagers from Kratie province’s Snuol district embroiled in a land dispute with a plantation owner are the latest evictees to take residence in Phnom Penh’s Samakki Raingsey pagoda.

July 25, 2014

The cabinet of Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday accepted a petition from villagers from Kratie province’s Snuol district who are requesting intervention in a land dispute with a plantation owner.

July 24, 2014

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet on Tuesday refused to accept a petition from some 200 farmers who traveled from Kratie province to Phnom Penh to ask for help in settling their land dispute with a plantation owner, urging them to try settling the case with their local authorities first.

July 23, 2014

Three reporters and a publisher were arrested in two separate cases of attempted extortion in Stung Treng and Kratie provinces on Sunday after stopping vehicles suspected of carrying illegally logged timber, according to local authorities.

July 22, 2014

The 23-year-old son of the director of rural development in Pailin province is under investigation by police after photos of the young man hunting protected wildlife went viral on social media, police said Monday.

July 22, 2014
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