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Activists Tie Saffron Robes to Trees to Protect Forest

More than 400 activists fighting the destruction of the Prey Lang forest held a ceremony yesterday in which they tied Buddhist monk’s robes around the trunks of trees – a gesture of protection – to stop them from being cut down. Six monks and villagers from ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

'Multimedia Monk' is honored for activism

Activist monk Luon Sovath has been named the recipient of this year’s Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders for his work promoting villagers’ land claims and publicising rights abuses. A familiar figure at protests in Cambodia, including the widely decried May trial of the Boeung Kak 13, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100459106/National-news/cambodian-activist-first-southeast-asian-to-receive-prestigious-rights-award.html

Monks to School Migrant Workers on Malaria

More than 60 monks will march across Pailin province next week in an effort to educate migrant workers on ways to protect themselves from being infected by malaria, health workers and officials said yesterday. Migrant workers are particularly at risk for malaria because they often sleep ...

Over 300 Cambodian protesters demand Laos to halt construction of Xayaburi dam

Over 300 Buddhist monks and Cambodian residents who live along Mekong River in Kampong Cham province, about 120km from Phnom Penh, gathered in the provincial town to demand for Laos to halt the construction of Xayaburi dam. “We want the Lao government to stop the construction of Xayaburi dam because it will affect the ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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