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Company workers use excavators and bulldozers to prepare land for a new airport in Kandal province, June 15, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Negotiations fail in land dispute linked to new Phnom Penh airport

“Maintaining a healthy river ecosystem and balancing the interests of both human and nature” is the advice that expert Carl Middleton, director of the Center for Social Development Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, gave for the multiparty cooperation initiative Mekong-Lancang (LMC)
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The journalists charged with extortion after taking photos in a private area of a timber warehouse late last week in Preah Vihear. Photo credited by The Association of Freedom for Cambodian Journalists

Eight local journalists charged with extortion in timber warehouse case

In a case that has attracted mixed attention from press freedom groups, the Preah Vihear provincial court on Sunday sent eight small-time journalists from just as many publications into pretrial detention for allegedly taking photos in a private area without permission and extorting a timber warehouse.
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The first ore extracted from Mondulkiri's Okavu Gold Deposit, to be processed by the Australian Renaissance Minerals company.

After oil bust, Cambodia announces first commercial gold mining project

Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a public letter Thursday that Renaissance Minerals will be the first Australian mining firm to start extracting ore from the Okvau Gold Deposit in Mondulkiri province. The company will begin mining this month after more than 14 years of exploration.