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Police link Kith Meng to illegal wood racket

The National Police on May 16 published a brief but scathing report on business mogul Kith Meng, citing anonymous sources who accuse his company of using its license to log the reservoir of the nearly completed Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam to launder timber. Mr. ...

Calls to halt ‘reforestation’ plan

Fourteen community representatives speaking for thousands of families on May 9 petitioned the South Korean Embassy, Environment Ministry and Forestry Administration to halt the expansion of a controversial “reforestation” project by a Korean company situated between the protected Prey Lang forest and Mekong River. Their petition ...

Storms wreak more havoc across 17 provinces

More than 100 homes have been destroyed, another person killed and several people injured as storms continue to cut a swathe through Cambodia. A woman and two cows were killed by lightning yesterday in a rice field in Kampong Chhnang province’s Veal Veng district. In ...

Troubled road project along Lao-Cambodian border rolls on

Work by military engineers on a contentious road skirting Cambodia’s border with Laos – which has prompted a military stand-off in the area – has quietly resumed, local officials say, even as run-ins between Cambodian and Lao military patrols in the disputed area have further ...

Laos-Cambodia border closed over tensions

In the latest flare up in tensions between the two countries, Lao authorities temporarily shut a border crossing with Cambodia and dispatched more troops to an un-demarcated area on the northern border after Cambodian authorities began renovating an old French border outpost. According to local ...

Villagers urged to swap fishing for ecotourism

The Tourism Minister has called on riverside communities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces to avoid fishing in areas where dolphins live to attract visitors who want to see the rare creatures. Thong Khon’s call came as the government prepared to open the third annual River ...

Dam blamed as dolphins vanish

The last remaining Irrawaddy dolphins have stopped coming to a stretch of the Mekong river in Preah Rumkel commune due to the Don Sahong hydropower dam in nearby Laos, locals have warned. The activists from Stung Treng province say the dam, which is less than ...

Call for ban on Mekong dams

A group of 50 youth, community and civil society representatives from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand gathered to celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers in Kratie province on March 14. They used the event in Sambo district to urge the government and the ...

Villagers affected by dam meet with government officials

Villagers from Stung Treng whose homes stand to be flooded by the Lower Sesan II dam met with representatives of the Ministry of Mines and Energy at an NGO Forum-sponsored meeting in Phnom Penh on March 9, in hopes of establishing a dialogue towards a ...

Laos, Cambodia enhance longstanding relationship

Laos and Cambodia plan to continue to foster their deep, longstanding and traditional friendship, relations and solidarity. The two countries’ leaders made their intentions clear during a two-day state visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia by President Bounnhang Vorachit. President Bounnhang visited Cambodia from February ...

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