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Killings over environmental and land disputes around the world are on the rise and Cambodia ranks near the top, according to a new report by Global Witness.

April 16, 2014

More than two dozen NGOs have written to the head of the Asian Development Bank demanding the immediate release of a draft plan the ADB has drawn up to help Cambodian families evicted to make way for a bank-funded railway rehabilitation project.

April 14, 2014

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has cut off all funding to MediCam for refusing to reform itself in the wake of a corruption scandal, bringing one of Cambodia’s largest NGO umbrella groups to the brink of collapse.

April 11, 2014

Families evicted for a rail project funded by the Asian Development Bank threatened to demonstrate if the bank does not show them its plan to improve their living conditions within one week.

April 10, 2014

In 2011, Oeun Phirun took out a $450 loan from the Asian Development Bank, using half to buy a used motorbike and spending the rest on a small flock of ducks and chickens he hoped to raise.

April 9, 2014

At a regional summit in Vietnam on Saturday, Cambodia once again urged Laos to delay construction on a controversial hydropower dam being planned just north of their shared border.

April 7, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday confirmed that Cambodia was in talks with his government to take in some of the refugees trying to reach his country’s shores, according to Australian media.

April 7, 2014

Toll Royal Railway, the private operator of Cambodia’s train service, has no system in place to regularly inspect the state of its tracks, and lacks qualified inspectors to check either tracks or bridges, according to a recent safety audit of the firm’s Phnom Penh operations.

April 4, 2014

An Australian filmmaker helping a Cambodian couple retrieve two daughters from a church-run girls’ shelter in Phnom Penh was convicted of blackmail Wednesday for threatening to disparage the shelter online. He was given a suspended two-year prison sentence.

April 3, 2014

Land conflicts across the country are rising again, following an election-year lull, according to rights group Licadho.

April 2, 2014
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