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The week in photos: August 5 - August 11

The week in photos: August 5 - 11

"The numbers show that street vendors’ income drops by about half in the rainy season. From January to May, they make profit, but from June to November, they cannot make money,” the president of IDEA said, explaining that without proper shelter products can spoil and customers stay indoors.
"The numbers show that street vendors’ income drops by about half in the rainy season. From January to May, they make profit, but from June to November, they cannot make money,” the president of IDEA said, explaining that without proper shelter products can spoil and customers stay indoors. Pha Lina

Read more: Profits for street vendors dry up in wet season


Seventy-four people representing 147 families from Koh Kong petitioned the EU and three national institutions, asking that 782 hectares of land handed to the Koh Kong Sugar Industry Company in 2006 be returned or that they be paid proper compensation.
Seventy-four people representing 147 families from Koh Kong petitioned the EU and three national institutions, asking that 782 hectares of land handed to the Koh Kong Sugar Industry Company in 2006 be returned or that they be paid proper compensation. Hong Menea

Read more: Koh Kong community petitions government, EU in land dispute


The creator of Bonn Phum Village Arts Festival is encouraging youth to embrace traditional arts, hopeful that establishing a community for young artists will ensure Cambodian culture is not lost.
The creator of Bonn Phum Village Arts Festival is encouraging youth to embrace traditional arts, hopeful that establishing a community for young artists will ensure Cambodian culture is not lost. Athena Zelandonii

Read more: Bringing Cambodian art and culture to the youth


One person was killed and five were injured when a Rith Mony bus burst into flames in Battambang. The Ministry of Public Works threatened Rith Mony with closure in 2013, warning the bus company that they were required to have fire extinguishers on all their vehicles. Photo supplied.
One person was killed and five were injured when a Rith Mony bus burst into flames in Battambang. The Ministry of Public Works threatened Rith Mony with closure in 2013, warning the bus company that they were required to have fire extinguishers on all their vehicles. Photo supplied.

Read more: Rith Mony bus blaze kills passenger in Battambang


Four men lie on the ground in Kandal province after they were apprehended by authorities for a spate of robberies across the Kingdom. The deputy chief of the Ministry of Interior’s crime department said the group had committed at least 10 robberies across several provinces adding, “they have robbed and killed people.” Photo supplied.
Four men lie on the ground in Kandal province after they were apprehended by authorities for a spate of robberies across the Kingdom. The deputy chief of the Ministry of Interior’s crime department said the group had committed at least 10 robberies across several provinces, adding, “they have robbed and killed people.” Photo supplied.

Read more: Notorious robbery ‘gang’ busted in Kandal


The CNRP formally announced they support civil society's Black Monday campaign, offering for activists to use party headquarters to continue their call for the release of four jailed Adhoc officials and one NEC official.
The CNRP formally announced they support civil society's Black Monday campaign, offering for activists to use party headquarters to continue their call for the release of four jailed Adhoc officials and one NEC official. Hong Menea

Read more: Black Monday activist arrested as CNRP gives campaign nod


The CNRP plans to form a shadow government, announcing 10 new internal committees to help the party prepare for power, should they win the 2018 election.
The CNRP plans to form a shadow government, announcing 10 new internal committees to help the party prepare for power, should they win the 2018 election. Pha Lina

Read more: CNRP sets up 'shadow government' to prepare for possible election win


The Mekong River Commission’s secretariat in Phnom Penh – which manages the river’s sustainable development – will shut in favour of a single office in Vientiane. The decision has provoked widespread concern among MRC employees, with one former employee stating “the Mekong River is too important for Cambodia to give up the MRC [to] Laos”.
The Mekong River Commission’s secretariat in Phnom Penh – which manages the river’s sustainable development – will shut in favour of a single office in Vientiane. The decision has provoked widespread concern among MRC employees, with one former employee stating “the Mekong River is too important for Cambodia to give up the MRC [to] Laos”. Pha Lina

Read more: Offices of Mekong River Commission decamp to Laos


Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum has become a Pokemon Go hot spot, causing outrage amongst Khmer Rouge experts and tourists alike. “We do not welcome this crazy game because this place is not the place to play a game,” Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum director said.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum has become a Pokemon Go hotspot, causing outrage amongst Khmer Rouge experts and tourists alike. “We do not welcome this crazy game because this place is not the place to play a game,” the director of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum said. Athena Zelandonii

Read more: Genocide museum bans Pokemon Go after outcry


The Cambodian Human Rights Committee requested for their Thai counterpart to urge the government to implement safety measures to protect Cambodian fishermen working in Thailand in slave-like conditions. AFP
The Cambodian Human Rights Committee requested for their Thai counterpart to urge the government to implement safety measures to protect Cambodian fishermen working in Thailand in slave-like conditions. AFP

Read more: Cambodia standing up for migrant fishermen too late: experts


During the first half of the year, two-thirds of the visitors to Siem Reap were domestic tourists, with some 2 million Cambodians travelling to visit the temples.
During the first half of the year, two-thirds of the visitors to Siem Reap were domestic tourists, with some 2 million Cambodians travelling to visit the temples. Heng Chivoan

Read more: Domestic tourists push up Siem Reap visitor count

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