Small group of Bunong and Kuy villagers refused to relocate as new Sesan dam started flooding.
In Cambodia, the issue of land rights is a constant source of tension. In rural Stung Treng province, some members of an indigenous group are taking a stand. David Boyle has this report.
The Bunong and Lao people place spiritual significance on the forests and ancestral burial grounds which will be flooded when the dam goes online.
The U.S., and press freedom and human rights groups, strongly criticize Cambodia’s decision to shutdown and pressure civil society and media.
U.S. Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement that he was “concerned and disappointed” by the decision to close the NDI.
US says it plans to stop issuing visas in countries that aren’t accepting deportees.
Cambodia, Niger, and Zimbabwe are among the 10 countries covered by the report are linking their response to malnutrition and water by bringing together the responsible agencies, according to charity WaterAid.
The announcement on Wednesday comes amid a broad crackdown on non-governmental groups and critical media outlets ahead of a crucial general election next year, rights groups have said.
The paper was handed a $6 million tax bill earlier this month and given until September 4 to pay or face closure, the seizure of its assets and suspension of its license to operate.
A State Department spokesperson said Washington was in talks with the government in the hope it would approach the disputes “in a fair fashion”.
In the report, CNN interviewed three Cambodian nationals of Vietnamese ethnicity who were identified as Cambodian in the report, prompting the criticism from the government.
The Cambodia Daily told VOA Khmer in an email that the tax bill was not based on an audit of the company’s accounts and was politically motivated.