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.

Civil society organizations and unions express disappointment with NagaWorld layoffs

The NagaWorld casino and hotel complex as seen in Phnom Penh, December 1, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

25 organizations, associations and unions have expressed their disappointment with Phnom Penh casino NagaWorld for what they describe as its attempts to dissolve the casino’s union leadership structure, saying that the move was unreasonable and unacceptable during COVID-19.

Families forcibly evicted for expressway development reluctant to speak out for fear of losing compensation

Workers collect scrap from a demolished house in the Pur Senhey district of Phnom Penh, November 2, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

As Cambodia’s first expressway takes shape, the costs of development have driven straight through a Phnom Penh neighborhood.

A son of Ex-CNRP trialed for the incitement charges, and insulting public officials

Kak Sovann Chhay's mother Prum Chantha waves to her son in the prisoner's van in front of the Municipal Court of Phnom Penh after his hearing, September 29, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday tried the 17-year-old son of a former CNRP official who was charged with incitement and insulting government leaders in a private Telegram group — a case that has been decried by civil society as a surveillance overstep. 

NGOs say the government undermines some constitutional guarantees

Authorities seized banners from the family members of activists from the forcibly dissolved CNRP as they submittes a petition to a UN office in Phnom Penh, June 4, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

As the country prepares to mark Constitutional Day on September 24, civil society groups say the government has undermined the democratic principles enshrined in the constitution, a claim government officials denied.