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Flood death toll rises to 13 in Cambodia

Flash floods have killed at least 13 people and affected about 3,000 families in Cambodia since early this month, a disaster control spokesman said Wednesday. Four provinces being hit by floods are Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom, and Kratie, Keo Vy, chief of the Cabinet ...

Global Times News Staff
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/806961.shtml#.Uh6rPdKBmN8

Fighting a different battle

Sok Ren’s eyes dart from side to side as he explains in a hushed tone why he’s been detained at military barracks in Preah Vihear province, rarely allowed to leave and under near constant surveillance, since July 31. While casting his ballot for the Cambodian People’s ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fighting-different-battle

Landmine casualties in Cambodia down 36 pct in 7 months

Cambodia reported 74 landmine casualties in the first seven months of this year, down 36 percent from the 115 casualties over the same period last year, the figures of the Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) said Tuesday. During the January-July period this year, 12 people were ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/27/c_132666679.htm

Flood death toll rises to 9 in Cambodia

Flash floods have claimed nine lives and affected about 5,300 families in Cambodia since last week, a disaster control spokesman said Friday. Keo Vy, chief of the Cabinet of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said five of the dead were children. ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/16/c_132635976.htm

Opposition Voters in Preah Vihear Claim Threat of Eviction

Locals and rights groups on Wednesday said dozens of farmers in a village in Preah Vihear province have been singled out for eviction after supporting the opposition CNRP in last month’s vote, a claim their village chief denied. Residents of Choam Ksan district’s Kom Prak village ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/opposition-voters-in-preah-vihear-claim-threat-of-eviction-39615/

Anti-tank mine explodes, killing 6 in Cambodia

Six farmers were killed on the spot and another one seriously injured after a home-made tractor ran onto an old anti-tank mine in northwestern Preah Vihear province, police chief confirmed Thursday. The accident occurred in a forest in Chom-ksan district when the tractor hit the mine ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/15/c_132632791.htm

Flash floods hit parts of Cambodia, killing seven people

Flash floods have been hitting some parts of three provinces in Cambodia and have claimed seven lives so far, officials said Monday. Keo Vy, chief of the Cabinet of National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said northwestern Banteay Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces as well as ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/12/c_132624526.htm

Tropical storm wreaks havoc

A tropical storm that raked Vietnam for the past two days has affected five Cambodian provinces, with severe flooding and damage in three of them. Tropical storm Mangkhut descended on Northern Vietnam on Wednesday and yesterday, deluging the Mekong River and flooding areas of Banteay Meanchey, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tropical-storm-wreaks-havoc

Villagers blame rubber company

Villagers in Preah Vihear’s Kulen district are seeking the assistance of rights group Adhoc, claiming a Malaysian rubber company has stopped them from receiving land titles. Sok Yam, 48, one of the four representatives of the Sro Yong commune residents, said members of 72 families thumbprinted ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-blame-rubber-company

Land complaint filed

Four Preah Vihear villagers filed a complaint with rights group Adhoc yesterday, requesting help in gaining permission to farm 93 hectares of land the Provincial Forestry Administration barred them from last year. The four complainants represent 65 families who have farmed the area in Kolen district ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-complaint-filed

Thailand, Cambodia Recommit to Border Growth

The foreign ministers of Thailand and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh yesterday reconfirming their commitment to developing their joint border with new economic zones, checkpoints and a 1,800-MW power plant. “We have agreed to create four international checkpoints to improve trade ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Japanese oil study ‘Positive’

The hunt for oil around northwestern Cambodia has unearthed “positive” results for Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), which intends to continue exploring the area in a project that could last at least six more years, a government spokesman said. JOGMEC’s survey on the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060566067/Business/japanese-oil-study-positive.html

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