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“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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Journalist Kao Piseth being questioned at the Battambang provincial military police office. Photo posted on the national military police's Facebook page.

Online journalist charged with the incitement after criticizing Chinese vaccines

An online news journalist in Battambang province was arrested and charged with incitement to commit a felony this week after publicly criticizing the government’s use of Chinese-made vaccines to inoculate the population against COVID-19. The arrest brings the number of journalists arrested in 2021 for their reporting about the government’s response to the pandemic to four.
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Vendors sell food along a street in Phnom Penh after their market closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, July 23, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Street sellers struggle with unpredictable market closures

Months after Phnom Penh’s citywide lockdown was lifted, market vendors said they have yet to return to their pre-lockdown income. And as Cambodia begins tightening restrictions once more to keep the new Delta Covid-19 variant in check, some say they fear what will come next.