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Police Stop March Against Paper Plantation

krakor district, Pursat Province - Police and Military Police cut short a march on Tuesday by more than 100 farmers in protest of a...

Clearing of Grasslands Igniting Villagers’ Anger

o’reang district, Mondolkiri province - A Chinese company is burning vast swathes of Mon­dolkiri’s famed grasslands in preparation for a massive pine tree plantation...

Visiting Vietnamese Deported From Village

o’eang district, Mondolkiri pro­vince - Kroy Roth, an elderly member of the Phnong ethnic mi­nority in Mondolkiri, said she cannot stop crying since her...

Villagers Say Pheapimex Still Clearing

Despite orders by district, provincial and agriculture ministry officials for Pheapimex Co Ltd to suspend forest clearing in Pursat province, villagers said Monday that...

Illegal Timber: Seeing the Forest for the Thieves

Government officials responsible for cracking down on illegal logging are actually organizing and profiting by the lucrative black-market timber trade in a web of...

Governor Vows More Arrests in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville Governor Say Hak said Thursday that police will continue to arrest villagers involved in a land dispute, contrary to the stance of the...

Environmentalists Tee Off on Golf Course Plan

Construction has begun on a pro­j­ect to build a golf course, a re­sort and a theme park within Kom­pong Speu province’s Oral Wild­life Sanctuary,...

Timber Giant Resumes Clearing Pursat Forest

Land and timber giant Pheap­imex Co Ltd has resumed clearing forest in Pursat province’s Krakor district after pausing in the wake of a local...

Protesters Seek NGO Help After Grenade Attack

Eight villagers whose protest last weekend against land and timber giant Pheapimex Co Ltd was the target of a grenade attack arrived in Phnom...

Police Considering Arrests for Grenade Attack

Police in Pursat province’s Krakor district said Monday they are poised to arrest a suspect in a grenade attack on farmers pro­test­ing against the...

Crews Start Clearing for Paper Plant

A Chinese and Cambodian crew of more than 30 men began clearing land in Pursat province’s Ansa Chambok commune, commune officials and villagers said...

Man Batters English Woman at Nightclub

A 25-year-old Cambodian student was arrested after reportedly beating an English aid worker over the head with a beer bottle at the popular nightclub...

Villagers Raise Land Issues With UN Official

More than a dozen villagers met with UN human rights representative Peter Leuprecht Sun­day, raising complaints of the devastation that has emerged from the...

Residents: S’ville Village Is Anything But Model

sihanoukville - When some 20 Sihanoukville families heard Prime Minister Hun Sen discuss their fate in a widely publicized speech last month, they were...

200 Famished Villagers Journey to City to Beg

Some 200 hungry villagers from a Hun Sen development area in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district were stopped several times Thurs­day by police, who attempted...

Soldiers Suspected of Poaching in Kirirom Park

A land mine and a B40 rocket were rigged as booby traps in two separate locations inside the popular Kirirom National Park last month...

Timber Giant Plans Clearing for Plantation

A Cambodian company is moving forward with plans to clear-cut thousands of hectares of forest in Pursat and Kompong Chhnang provinces to make way...

S’ville Villagers Afraid to Leave Disputed Land

sihanoukville - Dozens of villagers on a hotly-contested hillside in Sihanoukville said three unidentified men charged their properties on Monday night, with material likely...

Villagers Dispute Charge of Violent Land-Grab

sihanoukville - Villagers living in a disputed area of Mittapheap district on Monday denied charges made by municipal authorities accusing them of taking part...

Authorities Release 12 Chinese Gold Hunters

Twelve Chinese men prospecting for gold in Kompong Thom pro­vince, were arrested and re­leased last week after they were cleared of suspicions they entered...