Khun Sear’s company clears way for Arey Ksat satellite city

The Mekong riverbank being filled in with sand and stones by tycoon Khun Sear's company in Kandal province's Arey Ksat commune, July 7.CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Residents living in Arey Ksat have been surprised to learn that a stretch of the Mekong is being filled in to pave the way for a 70-hectare satellite city developed by the Khun Sear Import Export Company, owned by the well-connected real estate tycoon Khun Sear.

Ministry of Information empowers local authorities to take legal action against journalists

A woman broadcasts a Facebook live video of a protest outside the UN office in Cambodia carried out by family members of former opposition activists. Picture taken on June 4, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Ministry of Information has given local authorities the green light to take legal action against journalists that they deem are unprofessional or spreading false information that obstructs law enforcement.