Saturday, February 24, 2018

Cambodia

Cambodia is home to 24 different indigenous peoples, who speak either Mon-Khmer or Austronesian languages. As of late 2014, the name “indigenous peoples” had not yet fully registered in Cambodia in either the legal system or the media. More commonly, these people are referred to as “ethnic minorities” or “indigenous ethnic minorities”. (IWGIA)

Cambodian Village Now Fully Submerged by Lower Sesan 2 Dam

Homes, land, school, temple, ritual sites, riverbank gardens and fishing grounds all underwater 2 February, 2018 – Srekor village in Stung Treng, Cambodia, has now been...
A supporter lights incense to pay respects to the slain political analyst Kem Ley at a ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of his murder last July. Photo: Pha Lina

Cambodia: Kem Ley’s legacy on pause? Supporters say political climate makes...

When Kem Ley was gunned down in broad daylight more than a year and a half ago, it sparked the Kingdom’s largest outpouring of...
Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy were arrested in September. Supplied

Cambodia: Mother Nature activists handed one year suspended sentence and a...

Koh Kong Provincial Court has sentenced two activists from the NGO Mother Nature to one year in prison, with seven months suspended, for incitement...
Silica sand-dredging activity photographed by Mother Nature activists in Sihanoukville last year. Mother Nature

Cambodia: How Mother Nature duo followed their principles into activism —...

When activists Hun Vannak and Dem Kundy went out in Koh Kong province on September 12 to document suspected sand transporting in the area,...
Villagers were forced to leave their homes after extensive flooding caused by the controversial Lower Sesan II dam.

Cambodia: Sesan locals win right to stay

Local authorities have agreed to allow the last families refusing to relocate from their homes near the Lower Sesan II dam to establish a...
One of the four ponds used by Kbal Romeas villagers to collect their daily water in Stung Treng province.

Cambodia: Clean water shortage at Sesan

Even as floodwaters pour into their villages and encroach upon their resettlement sites, villagers displaced by the controversial Lower Sesan II Dam in Stung...

Women lead sugar fight as Cambodia sours on land deals

About 40,000 hectares, home to 25 villages and nearly 25,000 people, were leased to Chinese sugar companies in 2011, leaving many with nothing PREAH VIHEAR,...

Cambodia: Authorities ‘ignore’ Sesan villagers

The last families refusing to relocate from their homes near the Lower Sesan II dam have accused local authorities of being unwilling to settle...

Cambodia: Relocation site for Sesan villagers flooded

A resettlement site for residents evicted from a now-flooded area near the Lower Sesan II Dam is itself facing inundation, with 15 hectares of...