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Water levels rising in two provinces

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday announced that the provinces of Battambang and Ratanakkiri are facing floods following a rise of water levels in the Sesan river. Nhem Samoeun, Ratanakkiri provincial spokesman, said that the floods have affected Veun Sai, Andoung Meas and ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523120/water-levels-rising-in-two-provinces/

Cambodian Court Acquits Two in Slaying of Journalist

A Cambodian provincial court today dropped charges against a military police officer and his wife accused of murdering a reporter investigating the country’s illegal timber trade, drawing protests from the journalist’s wife and from human rights and environmental advocacy groups. Hang Serei Oudom, a ...

Radio Free Asia News Staff
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/acquits-08282013145944.html

Verdict Due in Case of Brutally Slayed Reporter

A verdict in the brutal slaying last year of an investigative journalist in Ratanakkiri province is due to be handed down by the provincial court today following a reinvestigation into the case. Hang Serei Odom, 42, a reporter for the Virakchun Khmer Daily, was found hacked ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/verdict-due-in-case-of-brutally-slayed-reporter-41062/

Villagers in a drawn-out land fight summonsed

Five Tumpuon villagers have again been summonsed for questioning by the Ratanakkiri Provincial Court in a lengthy dispute after private firm Ly Sokim Co Ltd accused villagers of destroying its property. In the latest summons, dated July 30, villagers are warned that failing to show up ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-drawn-out-land-fight-summonsed

Jarai battle for communal titles takes important step

Their work is far from over, but Jarai minority villagers in Ratanakkiri province took another important step forward yesterday in their quest for communal land titles. More than 200 residents of O’Yadav district’s Pate commune signed declarations outlining the ways in which they make use of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jarai-battle-communal-titles-takes-important-step

Gems in the rough in Ratanakkiri

“These are the best quality stones,” Lat Yun says with a grin. Nestled in his outstretched hand are three unassuming rocks. “I don’t know what they’re called, I just know they’re the best.” The gemstones of Ratanakkiri are a mineral called zircon, but in Cambodia, they ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gems-rough-ratanakkiri

Mystery Surrounds Ratanakkiri’s First Special Economic Zone

Construction of a special economic zone (SEZ) near the Vietnamese border in Ratanakkiri province’s eastern O’Yad­aw district is on track, but who exactly will avail of the facility and its services remains a mystery—even for senior provincial officials. The latest announced venture of agro-industry land concession ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mystery-surrounds-ratanakkiris-first-special-economic-zone-35235/

Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

Mekong Communities Tell of Hardship From Hydropower Dams

About 200 people from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia affected by hydropower dam projects on the Mekong River and its tributaries gathered in Phnom Penh yesterday to share their experiences of how their lives have been adversely affected since the dams were constructed. Speaking at the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/mekong-communities-tell-of-hardship-from-hydropower-dams-28793/

Firms’ Timber Trade Decried

Two firms holding concessions in rapidly disappearing northern forests are amassing stockpiles of tens of thousands of luxury logs cut both within and outside their leases and trucking them on to Vietnam, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights has alleged. CCHR investigators that tracked logging operations ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052865880/National/firms-timber-trade-decried.html

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