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Slain activist Chut Wutty's death still a mystery

On Saturday, the family of slain environmental activist Chut Wutty will commemorate the 100 days, or thereabouts, that have passed since his death in a case that remains unresolved even though six eyewitnesses have already been questioned. The official story is that he was killed by ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072757667/National-news/the-chut-wutty-mystery.html

In 6 Months, 26 Shot Dead on Border While Illegally Logging

In the first six months of the year, 26 Cambodians have been shot dead by the Thai military while illegally logging along the border, nearly double the number killed in all of 2011. “According to the Cambodian-Thai Relations Bureau documents for the semester, there were 26 ...

China to lend hand in battle with killer virus

China yesterday pledged to provide medical experts and funding to assist the investigation and clinical management of a virus that has killed more than 60 Cambodian children. Eang Sophalleth, personal spokesman for Prime Minister Hun Sen, told reporters the pledge had been made during a meeting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157342/National-news/china-to-lend-hand-in-battle-with-killer-virus.html

Global death toll of environmental activists rising, report says

In April, Chut Wutty was shot to death in the Cambodian forests he was so outspoken in defending, a slaying that outraged human rights activists suspicious of the conflicting explanations given by police. His death appears to be part of a chilling trend. Growing numbers of activists ...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/06/growing-number-of-environmental-defenders-killed-report-says.html

Final Witness Questioned Over Chut Wutty’s Death

The Koh Kong Provincial Court yesterday questioned the seventh and final witness to the April 26 shooting death of well-known environmental activist Chut Wutty by provincial military police officer In Ratana, court officials said. Srey Makny, the court’s deputy prosecutor, said witness Bou An was questioned ...

Staff to Come Home After Thai Factory Brawl

Half of the of the 600 Cambodian workers at Siam International Food Co. Ltd.’s factory in Thailand are planning to return home following a mass brawl in which two workers were killed last week, a factory employee said yesterday. A Cambodian and a Burmese worker died ...

Two Killed in Brawl at Thai Seafood Factory

A Cambodian man and a Burmese man were killed on Monday in a mass brawl that broke out between hundreds of migrant workers at a seafood factory in Thailand, a worker and a government official said yesterday. Fighting allegedly broke out between workers at Siam International ...

Questions raised over migrant worker death

Authorities are investigating the death of a Cambodian worker that took place on Monday outside a factory in Thailand’s Songkhla province, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said yesterday. Phan Chem, a representative of Cambodian workers at Siam International Food Co said a 19-year-old worker ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656619/National-news/questions-raised-over-migrant-worker-death.html

Families of slain men question official version

Amid mounting calls for further investigation, officials said yesterday they were establishing a task force to look into the death of outspoken forestry activist Chut Wutty, while the family of the military police officer who allegedly killed Chut Wutty before turning the gun on himself ...

Cambodian officer killed environment activist then took own life, army says

The Cambodian military has concluded that one of its own police officers killed a prominent environmentalist then took his own life in an incident in a forest rife with illegal logging. Chut Wutty had been taking photographs on Wednesday in a forest where a Chinese company ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/27/cambodian-soldier-environment-activist-army?INTCMP=SRCH

Man guarding land crushed by bulldozer

A 54-year-old man in Kratie province’s Snuol district was crushed to death under trees felled on Tuesday morning by bulldozers belonging to Vietnamese rubber company Dy Nam, an official said. District governor Iv Saphum said that Khem Kan, a representative of 77 families involved in a ...

Flooding has killed 62, displaced thousands

Continuing flooding along the Mekong River and around the Tonle Sap lake is taking a severe toll on local communities, government officials said Friday, as they released preliminary figures showing that 62 people had been killed in the floods, 5,000 families had been displaced, and ...

Payout for swept-away workers

The company constructing a dam in Koh Kong province, where seven workers were swept away in floodwaters earlier this month, has paid US$1,000 to the families of each of the men for funeral expenses, but is denying responsibility for the incident, an official said yesterday. Sok ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011092151770/National-news/payout-for-swept-away-workers.html

Bus Company’s Partner Involved in Similar Crash

Kampuchea Angkor Express and Virak Buntham Express Travel, two bus companies that share a fleet of busses and operate services running between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam have both been involved in bus crashes recently. A number of passengers were injured ...

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