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A delivery driver making the rounds in Phnom Penh. Picture taken November 4, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Cambodians report scams in online shopping experiences

In Cambodia, online shopping – typically on smartphones and tablets – is becoming increasingly popular due to its convenience. However, this presents significant issues for less technologically savvy buyers, who may be more vulnerable to scams, especially when shopping on social media.
A farmer cuts down mango trees at a farm in Prek Sdey commune, Kandal province's Koh Thom district. Photo taken on February 20, 2022. An Vicheth

Farmers who replaced crops by trying to follow the market are falling into debt

With the price of export crops such as mango, longan, and pepper fluctuating wildly in recent years, farmers and plantation owners have been trying to follow the market — replacing poorly selling crops with more profitable ones. But sharp price fluctuations have left many in tens of thousands of dollars in debt, with farmers urging the government to do more to stabilize prices and keep farmers afloat.