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Sugar rush puts monster mill well ahead of target

Cambodia’s biggest sugar mill has finished its two-month production run, producing half a million tonnes of refined white sugar, nearly five times what the company predicted at the beginning of the harvest season, a company representative said on May 22. Kuy Yoeurn, an administrative manager ...

Dengue cases plunge

Only 510 cases of dengue fever were reported in the first three months of this year, a drop of 62 percent  compared with the same period last year. A National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control report said the incidence was 3.1 out of 100,000 ...

Four dead as week of bad weather predicted

Four people died, three were injured and more than 100 houses were destroyed as storms and lightning swept across several provinces in a streak of bad weather set to continue until Saturday. In Preah Vihear province, one woman was killed in Choam Khsan district on Sunday ...

Farmer loses leg in landmine explosion

A farmer in Preah Vihear province was seriously injured on Saturday when he stepped on an old landmine as he attempted to cross the border into Thailand to go logging rosewood.​ Police said the incident happened at about 10am in Choam Khsan district. The victim was ...

Protected birds come under threat

A protected bird species has come under renewed threat after land-grabbers invaded Preah Vihear province’s Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary and destroyed their habitat. The lesser adjutant is listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List. Protection of its nests started ...

Potatoes to take root

Cambodia’s eastern Mondulkiri province will become the country’s first hub for potato growing after a successful pilot project, researchers say. Cheang Hong, of the Potato Research Center at the Royal University of Agriculture, said a team spent several months studying weather conditions, potato varieties and ...

Land feuds get top-level airing

Fifteen national and international organizations representing 38 civil society groups met with the National Assembly’s first commission on February 22 to discuss eight major land dispute cases in an effort to find a solution for those affected. Seoung Sen Karona, a human rights monitor and investigator for ...

Prey Lang forest NGO in running for Yale prize

A member of the Prey Lang Community Network will travel to Connecticut in the United States this weekend after it was selected as one of only two finalists for Yale University’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Innovation Prize. The PLCN was nominated by the University of ...

Ethnic minority families claim violent evictions in Preah Vihear

Six ethnic Kuoy families were violently evicted from their homes in Preah Vihear over the weekend, according to eyewitnesses, with further evictions threatened for another 13 families this morning. Boeng Choen, 44, was ploughing her rice field in Tbeng Meanchey district’s Brame commune on October 15 when ...

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