As the rest of society eases from pandemic restrictions, many Cambodian journalists are facing a tightening press landscape.
In the evening, casual restaurant tables closed for months are now once again set for customers as city streets fill with vendors and the flow of busy people.
Government to release banknote with image of Hun Sen, late King to mark 30th anniversary of Paris Peace Agreements
On Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree to circulate a new 30,000 riel note featuring an image of himself with the late King Norodom Sihanouk, both of whom led factions included in the deal regarded as laying a path to end Cambodia’s long civil war. A ruling party spokesman said the new note, which also includes text referencing the peace treaty and its anniversary, honors those who forged the agreement.
The US embassy on Wednesday criticized the Cambodian government saying it had not been transparent about China’s role in the Ream Naval Base in Sihanoukville, after new satellite images emerged showing continued construction.
A number of families affected by the new airport project in Kandal Stung district are still refusing to accept the state’s proposed compensation for their land, instead hoping that the upcoming commune elections will bring them a better solution. Others have decided to take the compensation, causing concerns that an ongoing court case against nine villagers is putting pressure on the community.