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Police Promise More Arrests if Koh Kong Protests Persist

A deputy police chief of Koh Kong province on Thursday defended the decision by authorities to arrest four human rights workers and 13 other people during a peaceful protest on Wednesday and said they were prepared to do so again—and next time would not let them go.

September 4, 2015

Police Arrest 17 at Protest in Koh Kong

Police in Koh Kong province on Wednesday arrested 17 people—including four rights workers—near the provincial courthouse as protesters continued to call for the release of three jailed environmental activists, according to officials. The group was released shortly after 6 p.m.

September 3, 2015

Koh Kong Court Protesters Told to Leave or Be Forced to Move

Khemara Phoumint City deputy governor Pen Bunchhouy on Tuesday issued a letter to a group of protesters demanding that they vacate the area in front of the Koh Kong Provincial Court by Wednesday, threatening “action” if they refused.

September 2, 2015

Police Investigate Death Threat Against Border Researcher

Police are investigating a death threat made via Facebook over the weekend to “shoot the head of Sok Touch,” a high-profile academic conducting research into the government’s politically fraught work demarcating Cambodia’s border with Vietnam.

August 31, 2015

Thailand, Cambodia Meet Over Migrants, Railroad

In a wide-ranging meeting on border issues in Bangkok last week, Interior Minister Sar Kheng and his Thai counterpart agreed to work together to curb illegal migration and human trafficking, and discussed progress on a railroad connecting their two countries, a police official said Sunday.

August 31, 2015

Police Attempt to Arrest Koh Kong Protesters During March

Military police attempted to arrest a group of protesters as they marched through Koh Kong province’s Khemara Phoumint City Thursday to demand the release of three jailed activists from an environmental NGO, a rights worker and an official said.

August 28, 2015

Gov’t Warns of Lawsuit Over New Illegal Logging Report

Environment and agriculture ministry officials Wednesday warned the authors of a new report accusing the government of colluding with timber magnate Try Pheap to illegally log the protected forests of northeastern Cambodia that they could be sued unless they made changes to the text.

August 27, 2015

After Arrests, Environment NGO Defends Tactics

When Sam Samnang’s son decided to join the ranks of environmental NGO Mother Nature, she knew he was in for trouble. Her worries, it turned out, were well founded.

August 26, 2015

Rector Says Student Was Warned Against Activism

After a Khemerak University student was jailed in Phnom Penh on Saturday over a social media post calling for a “color revolution” in Cambodia, the school’s director Monday claimed that politics had “poisoned” students at his institution.

August 25, 2015
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