Hundreds of families in Banteay Meanchey province were evacuated from their homes yesterday due to severe flooding, with authorities warning that more than 1,000 additional families may have to be rescued if torrential rains continue as expected over the course of this week.
Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, who has been out of the country for several weeks receiving medical treatment, is set to meet a Thai delegation in Phnom Penh today to discuss contested maritime space in the Gulf of Thailand, an official said.
In an effort to increase fish stocks, the Ministry of Agriculture on
Wednesday adopted a sub-decree to create four conservation areas in Kandal, Kompong Cham, Prey Veng and Takeo provinces where all fishing activities will be prohibited.
Violence erupted yesterday morning during a long-running protest at a Phnom Penh factory that produces clothing for international brands H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss when about 1,000 workers broke the factory’s gate and started hurling rocks to break its windows, protesters and military police officers said.