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The week in photos: July 29 - August 4

The week in photos: July 29 - August 4

The first stage of the controversial lower Sesan II hydropower dam in Stung Treng province will be complete in October 2017 with some 180 families yet to agree to relocate.  The dam has been a flashpoint for compensation battles and environmental concerns. Photo supplied.
The first stage of the controversial lower Sesan II hydropower dam in Stung Treng province will be complete in October 2017, with some 180 families yet to agree to relocate. The dam has been a flashpoint for compensation battles and environmental concerns. Photo supplied

Read more: Stage one of Sesan dam to be complete next year, PM reveals


The Lord’s Gym on the outskirts of Phnom Penh is intended as a place to gather sex traffickers to work out, read the bible, and pray.
The Lord’s Gym on the outskirts of Phnom Penh is intended as a place to gather sex traffickers to work out, read the bible, and pray. Athena Zelandonii

Read more: The Lord’s Gym: Where even sex traffickers are welcome to work out


The Cambodian Olympic team, including taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey, touched down in Brazil for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The opening ceremony takes place on August 5. Photo supplied.
The Cambodian Olympic team, including taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey, touched down in Brazil for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The opening ceremony takes place on August 5. NOCC

Read more: Team Cambodia in training in Rio as opening ceremony approaches


Two brothers died driving off an unfinished bridge without adequate warning signs. Government officials opened an investigation into accusations the Korean construction company failed to follow safety regulations. Photo supplied.
Two brothers died driving off an unfinished bridge without adequate warning signs. Government officials opened an investigation into accusations the Korean construction company failed to follow safety regulations. Photo supplied

Read more: Fatal bridge accident in Kandal prompts inquiry


Forty-nine workers fainted at a Garment factory in Kampong Cham, bringing the mass faintings to three in the last two months. In Kandal province a factory had two incidents in one week with 80 and 60 workers fainting respectively. NSSF.
Forty-nine workers fainted at a garment factory in Kampong Cham, bringing the number of mass faintings to three in the last two months. In Kandal province a factory had two incidents in one week with 80 and 60 workers fainting respectively. NSSF

Read more: In Kampong Cham, 49 garment workers faint


Unions protested across five provinces, calling on CNRP leader Sam Rainsy to retract a suggestion to the European Parliament that garment exports be used to leverage better human rights in Cambodia. Photo supplied
Unions protested across five provinces, calling on CNRP leader Sam Rainsy to retract a suggestion to the European Parliament that garment exports be used to leverage better human rights in Cambodia. Photo supplied

Read more: Protesting unions call for retraction from Rainsy


The founder of the Kantha Bopha hospitals, Dr Beat Richner, has called on government to test doctors practicing at Cambodia’s hundreds of private clinics, stating that on July 30 “55% of children hospitalized at Kantha Bopha in Phnom Penh and at Kantha Bopha III in Siem Reap Angkor had been incorrectly treated without any diagnosis.”
The founder of the Kantha Bopha hospitals, Dr Beat Richner, has called on government to test doctors practicing at Cambodia’s hundreds of private clinics, stating that on July 30 “55% of children hospitalized at Kantha Bopha in Phnom Penh and at Kantha Bopha III in Siem Reap Angkor had been incorrectly treated without any diagnosis.” Hong Menea

Read more: Kantha Bopha founder censures private clinics


While a lack of funds is preventing some land rights communities from participating in the weekly Black Monday protests, other activists and civil society members have added justice for Kem Ley to the existing demands.
While a lack of funds is preventing some land rights communities from participating in the weekly Black Monday protests, other activists and civil society members have added justice for Kem Ley to the existing demands. Hong Menea

Read more: Black Monday rolls on, with fewer participants


In 2015 only $75,000 worth of coffee products were exported from Cambodia’s once promising coffee industry. More than $8 million in imports of cheaper, higher-quality coffee are drowning out local products, making it difficult for local farmers to turn a profit.
In 2015 only $75,000 worth of coffee products were exported from Cambodia’s once promising coffee industry. More than $8 million in imports of cheaper, higher-quality coffee are drowning out local products, making it difficult for local farmers to turn a profit. Heng Chivoan

Read more: Bitter market for local coffee


An industry analyst says the Kingdom’s rice industry – the lifeblood of its agricultural economy – is headed for a brutal and imminent consolidation. The secretary-general of the Cambodian Rice Federation added that up to 50 per cent of the nation’s rice millers could be out of business by the end of the year.
An industry analyst says the Kingdom’s rice industry – the lifeblood of its agricultural economy – is headed for a brutal and imminent consolidation. The secretary-general of the Cambodian Rice Federation added that up to 50 per cent of the nation’s rice millers could be out of business by the end of the year. Heng Chivoan

Read more: Gloomy forecast for Cambodia's rice sector


Hun Sen used the opening of a Chinese-funded road to extol his government’s record of development ahead of the elections, while at the same time delivering thinly veiled warnings to political opponents. Facebook
Hun Sen used the opening of a Chinese-funded road to extol his government’s record of development ahead of the elections, while at the same time delivering thinly veiled warnings to political opponents. Facebook

Read more: Hun Sen praises CPP while threatening opposition in speech


Divers prepare to hoist a 227-kilo American-made Mk-82 out of the water at a Kampong Speu quarry before transporting it to a recycling facility. Charles Fox
Divers prepare to hoist a 227-kilo American-made Mk-82 out of the water at a Kampong Speu quarry before transporting it to a recycling facility. Charles Fox

Read more: CMAC clears US bomb from quarry in Kampong Speu

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