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នាយកស្ថាបនិក Meta House លោក Nicolaus Mesterharm បានឆ្លើយតបកាលពីម្សិលមិញ បន្ទាប់ពីក្រសួងវប្បធម៍ និងវិចិត្រសិល្បៈបង្គាប់ឱ្យបិទការបញ្ចាំងយប់នេះនូវភាពយន្តឯកសារ “ខ្ញុំជាលោកឈុតវុទ្ធី” ដែលភាពយន្តនេះត្រូវបានកំណត់នឹង ...
Michael Light និង Jonathan Cox
ក្រសួងវប្បធម៌និងវិចិត្រសិល្បៈបានធ្វើការហាមឃាត់មិនឱ្យមានការដាក់បញ្ចាំងខ្សែភាពយន្តឯកសារស្តីអំពីឃាតកម្មនៃសកម្មជនព្រៃឈើលោក ឈុត វុទ្ធី ក៏ដូចជាបានធ្វើការព្រមានអំពី “ការចាត់វិធានការយ៉ាង ធ្ងន់ធ្ងរ” ប្រសិនបើភាពយន្តនេះនៅតែបន្តបញ្ចាំងដោយមិន ...
Alessandro Marazzi Sassoonនិង ម៉ិច ដារ៉ា
នៅពេលលោក ឈុត វុទ្ធី ដែលជាសកម្មជនព្រៃឈើដ៏ល្បីឈ្មោះម្នាក់ត្រូវបានបាញ់សម្លាប់កាល ខែមេសា ឆ្នាំ២០១២ បណ្តាញសហគមន៍ដែលលោកបានបង្កើតឡើងដើម្បីទប់ស្កាត់ការកាប់បំផ្លាញព្រៃឈើខ្លាំងក្លានៅតំបន់ ព្រៃឡង់ បានបែកខ្ញែកគ្នា។ អស់រយៈពេលពីរឆ្នាំ ការល្បាតព្រៃឈើដែល ...
ម៉ៃ ទិត្យថារ៉ា និង Daniel Pye
(English) Land activists ‘under threat’
Cambodian land advocates face some of the most threatening and deadly working conditions in the world, according to a new report by UK-based environmental watchdog Global Witness. Since 2002, 908 reported killings linked to land activism have occurred across 35 countries – with 13 taking place ...
Amelia Woodside and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Rights Group Slams ‘Rampant Impunity’ in Cambodia
A Cambodian rights group said Wednesday that impunity is on the rise in Cambodia, hitting out at the authorities for failing to resolve a number of high-profile killings and bring the perpetrators to justice. Ahead of International Day to End Impunity on Saturday, the Cambodian ...
Radio Free Asia Staff
Posthumous award for slain environmentalist
The Prey Lang Community Network of anti-logging activists announced yesterday that late last month it had accepted the Alexander Soros Foundation’s $25,000 Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Environmental and Human Rights Activism on behalf of slain environmental crusader Chut Wutty. ...
Cambodia: Chut Wutty's legacy creates an opportunity for land justice
In Cambodia, there is talk of change. Not just from Hun Sen, the prime minister, who has promised reforms after his party suffered a significant blow in recent elections, but from environmental activists and campaigners, who say there has never before been such an opportunity ...
Grenade Attack Remembered Amid Promised Reform
Opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha joined dozens of monks and hundreds of supporters on Monday for a Pchum Ben ceremony at the memorial stupa in Phnom Penh honoring the 16 people who were killed by a grenade attack on an opposition rally in ...
Aun Pheap and Colin Meyn
Cham Prasidh’s wife anointed ‘oknha’
Tep Bopha Prasidh, a wealthy businesswoman and wife of Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh, has been anointed with the sought-after royal title of oknha. According to an August edition of the Royal Gazette, King Norodom Sihamoni signed off on the new title on July 11. Roughly translated as tycoon, oknha is a ...
Logging up after poll, NGOs claim
At least a dozen companies including some of Cambodia’s most prominent developers have been illegally logging and transporting rosewood since the election without any action from authorities, a pair of local NGOs alleged. In a report released yesterday, the Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community and the ...
Try Pheap given OK to harvest yellow vine
Logging baron Try Pheap’s MDS Import Export Co, Ltd has been granted a licence to collect and process the controversial plant known as yellow vine around the Stung Atay hydropower dam in the Cardamom Mountains, according to documents received by the Post yesterday. The vine has ...
Lies, threats at dam site
Stung Treng province Commune chief Seak Mekong changes into uniform in his family’s small wooden home in Sesan district’s Srekor I village before leading reporters to a speedboat on the Sesan River and motioning them to climb aboard. Mekong, a 42-year-old Sam Rainsy Party official, says ...
Lawmakers Reject Petition
Lawmakers from Cambodia’s ruling party on Monday refused to accept a petition from hundreds of people who held a rally calling for the government’s help in resolving land disputes, drawing criticism from activists who questioned the effectiveness of the country’s parliament. The appeal, which contained more ...
Logging Reporter Arrested
Cambodian authorities arrest a journalist who exposed the illegal smuggling of timber. Taing Try, a reporter affiliated with the Khmer Democratic Journalists’ Association, was taken into custody on Friday, police in Kratie’s Snoul district told RFA on Sunday. But Ing Savoeun, a representative from the ...
Rare hardwood sparks gunfights, corruption in Asia
KOH KONG, CAMBODIA — A Thai force dubbed the “Rambo Army” couldn’t stop the gangs, armed with battlefield weaponry, as they scoured the forests. Neither could a brave activist, gunned down when he came to investigate. Nor, apparently, can governments across Southeast Asia. The root of the ...
Cambodian Economy Hurt by Land Evictions
Kratie province – Cambodia’s transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia’s most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Next week’s visit by Barack Obama, the fist by a U.S. ...
Cambodia: shrinking forests breed violence
Hang Serei Oudom told his 7-month pregnant wife that he was going out to meet a source. A journalist for Vorakchun Khmer Daily, he was investigating illegal logging for luxury woods in the jungles of Cambodia’s northeastern Ratanakkiri province. Three days later, on Sept. 11, he ...
Cambodia Accuses Europe of Interference
In its first official response to a highly critical resolution on Cambodia from the European Parliament, the government has rejected all criticism and instead accused the Parliament in Brussels of playing politics and interfering in Phnom Penh’s affairs. In its resolution approved October 26, the European ...
Last link in Wutty case freed
The only man convicted in relation to a murder case that made global headlines, the killing of environmentalist Chut Wutty and military police officer, In Rattana, walked free on Friday, less than two weeks after his sentencing, rights group Licadho said. Ran Boroth, who was ...
Killer in Chut Wutty Case Walks Free Six Months Later
Rann Boroth, the only man convicted in the double killing six months ago of the country’s leading environmental activist, Chut Wutty, and military police officer, walked free from prison on Friday after the Koh Kong Provincial Court issued an order for his release. On October ...