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Demonstrators shout slogans at the National Assembly yesterday morning during a protest against the proposed NGO law.

NGO law in crosshairs
Authorities block path of hundreds protesting LANGO

Quote of the day

Energy Ministry Secretary of State Ith Praing on villagers calling for demarcation of the Lower Sesan II reservoir zone because of logging

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Prey Lang a biodiversity ‘hot spot’: study

A crab-eating mongoose in Prey Lang Forest looks to escape a turtle trap earlier this year in the north-central region of the Kingdom.

Forestry officials are hoping that a new report released yesterday naming the Prey Lang forest as one of the world’s top 10 biodiversity hot spots will strengthen a proposal to declare the forest a protected area.

Fix funding shortfall: CNRP

Cars pass a construction area of National Road 6 in Kandal province in 2013.

Opposition party leader Sam Rainsy yesterday proposed the National Assembly increase the amount local authorities are allocated from the national budget, arguing that the current sum is insufficient.

Call for Sesan 2 logging halt

Children play in the water in Stung Treng province’s Srepok commune last year, where the Lower Sesan II dam is slated for construction.

Villagers who will be displaced by the $800-million Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in northeastern Cambodia have called for the clear demarcation of the reservoir zone to prevent rampant illegal logging.

Work picking up at Don Sahong dam site

People inspect a construction site on the bank of the Mekong River last week in Champasak province, southern Laos, where the Don Sahong hydroelectric dam is set to be built.

Despite protests from its neighbours and the international community, construction is ramping up at the proposed Don Sahong dam site in southern Laos, according to Cambodians living near the border.

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Archaeologists digging in search of common people

Pieces of sandstone that researchers think might have been used for a house mound discovered during a 2013 excavation

In Angkor Wat research, the focus has long been on temples and high society. A new project there is taking a different approach, laying the foundation for a new understanding of the iconic empire