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Land Management Minister Chea Sophara, declaring that even rich and powerful land grabbers will not be able to evade justice

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Strikes supporting Sokha illegal: pro-gov’t unions

Cambodia National Rescue Party acting president Kem Sokha addresses a mass of garment workers at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park during a political rally in 2013.

Pro-government unions are calling on authorities to take action against any unionist caught leading protests in support of embattled opposition acting leader Kem Sohka, and they’re pointing to the new Union Law in doing so, saying such political protests are forbidden under the new statute.

Timber exports to Vietnam way up

Customs officials inspect a truck loaded with illegal lumber last week in Tbong Khmum province after it was stopped near the Vietnam border. Photo supplied

Legal timber exports to Vietnam – the bulk of them rosewood – soared between 2013 and 2015, with the volume of logs exported increasing by a factor of 142 and seven times as much sawn wood passing across the border, according to a report by a team of researchers given access to Vietnamese customs data.

Time has ‘run out’ for land grabbers: minister

Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara speaks at a press conference at the ministry earlier this year.

Land Management Minister Chea Sophara declared on Saturday that land grabbers would not evade justice, no matter how rich and powerful they were, although observers yesterday maintained a “wait and see” position.

UN urges sustainable growth

Gyan Chandra Acharya (right), UN undersecretary-general for LDCs, speaks during a press conference at the Midterm Review of the Istandbul Programme of Action in Antalya, Turkey, on Saturday.

The international community has been urged to stand by its commitment to support the development of the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries while in Cambodia – despite its rapid economic growth – the United Nations warns of environmental risks that could undermine sustainable development.

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CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".

Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.