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'Houses on the river will fall': Cambodia's sand mining threatens vital Mekong

Some 60 million people rely on Southeast Asia’s Mekong River for their sustenance. But the Mekong is under threat.​While China is building dams that sharply reduce the water flow and sediment downstream, other countries along the river share some of the blame. ...

Michael Sullivan
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/27/808807512/houses-on-the-river-will-fall-cambodia-s-sand-mining-threatens-vital-mekong

Cambodia: A rising star with a falling reputation?

Cambodia’s reputation as a standard-bearer for apparel workers’ rights is wearing thin – and yet the country is a rising star when it comes to attracting foreign investment and increasing exports. There are many reasons to deter brands and retailers from sourcing clothing in Cambodia. The Kingdom ...

http://www.just-style.com/analysis/a-rising-star-with-a-falling-reputation_id117944.aspx

Charcoal prices rise in urban areas

Deforestation and Cambodia’s strong economic growth have resulted in an increase in the price of charcoal, an energy source the poor are dependent on, charcoal vendors say. The price of charcoal in Phnom Penh had increased at least 200 riel ($0.05) a kilogram compared to 2012, charcoal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022661597/Business/charcoal-prices-rise-in-urban-areas.html

Investment Or Imperialism? Tracking China's Big Ambitions In Cambodia

A few years ago this scene would have played out in China. More specifically, it would have played out in a Chinese coastal region to which millions of rural folks had arrived looking for work. A huge hangar, piles of fabrics of all colors at both ...

http://www.worldcrunch.com/business-finance/investment-or-imperialism-tracking-china-039-s-big-ambitions-in-cambodia/cambodia-china-investment-corruption-development/c2s10857/#.URRx2PLEPXQ

Czech to increase diplomatic ties with Cambodia

The Czech Republic is going to set up its embassy residence here next year in order to strengthen and expand bilateral relations and cooperation between the two nations, the newly-designated ambassador of the Czech Republic to Cambodia Vitezslav Grepl said Tuesday. He said the permanent ...

http://www.nzweek.com/world/czech-to-increase-diplomatic-ties-with-cambodia-38328/

Four feared dead in Cambodia dam accident

According to Veal Veng district police chief Theang Leng, the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, apparently after heavy water pressure caused part of the Stung Atay dam’s reservoir to collapse. “Four people are missing. We fear they have drowned but this is not sure yet,” he ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-03/an-cambodia-dam/4403764

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 ...

http://www.bradenton.com/2012/11/24/4291081/rare-hardwood-sparks-gunfights.html

Chorus of complaints greet Xayaburi plans

The US yesterday criticised Laos for announcing it will begin building the 1,285-megawatt Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River today without studying its potential effects on Cambodia and Vietnam. A spokesperson from the US State Department in Washington said the government was concerned construction of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759623/National-news/chorus-of-complaints-greet-xayaburi-plans.html

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