Why Cambodia’s Farmers Still Struggle to Find Markets

Farmer Tai Song shows his green garlic seeds at his house in Kandal province’s S’ang district. Photo taken on September 20, 2021. CamboJA/ Vann Vichar

“I feel as worried about the vegetable market as other farmers. Sometimes I could sell to make some profits but sometimes I lost,” he said.

Government to release banknote with image of Hun Sen, late King to mark 30th anniversary of Paris Peace Agreements

The government is marking the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreements with a new 30,000 riel note featuring an image of Hun Sen with the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

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.

Prey Lang activist trialled for ‘attempted murder’ after reporting forest crimes

A homemade truck carrying timber found by the Prey Lang Community Network during a patrol in 2020. Supplied

Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) member Chan Thoeun was tried in absentia today on charges of attempted murder after reporting on the transportation of timber out of the protected Prey Lang forest.

CSOs continue digital campaign calling for release of human right defenders

CSOs posted images of unionist Rong Chhun image on social media during the sixth week of a campaign calling for the release of imprisoned human right defenders.

In light of heightened targeting of human rights defenders and environmental activists, civil society groups have started an online campaign calling for the release of those who have been imprisoned while exercising their freedom of expression.

Svay Rieng provincial authorities place canal land dispute protestors in COVID-19 quarantine

Villagers protesting on August 2 on farmland within the disputed boundary of a Svay Rieng canal restoration project. This week, 60 families connected to the protest were placed in quarantine after two villagers tested positive for COVID-19. Supplied photo.

Sixty families connected to protests of a Svay Rieng canal restoration project have been placed in 14-day quarantine after two villagers tested positive for COVID-19, leading some locals to allege officials are using health measures to force a resolution of the land dispute.