Sun Mala, Sim Somnang and Try Sovikea, three environmental activists from Mother Nature were arrested and detained since August 17, 2015. They have now been in jail for more than ten months––over the legal limit for cases of this kind. They were accused by the Koh Kong Provincial Court with intimidation and causing damage during the campaign to curb sand dredging in Andoung Tuk estuary in Koh Kong province. Their trial began on Monday, June 27, 2016. The court is expected to announce the verdict on Friday this week. (Courtesy of Mother Nature Cambodia and N1M––Not1More)
"When I wrote the book and published it in 2000, 16 years ago, I did not expect that the Chinese would continue building dams at the rate that they have now done. So, the uncertain future has proved to be exactly that: very uncertain indeed," said Mekong Historian Milton Osborne.