Rights groups have been pressuring Phnom Penh for months to combat the abuse of Cambodian maids working in Malaysia.
The development company plans to build a $181 million plant capable of producing 135 megawatts of electricity in Preah Sihanouk.
About 20 of its 120 graduates, in the four-year journalism program, have gone on to pursue work as actual journalist
The fellows attended a one-week seminar in Washington in August before settling into US states based on their areas of interest.
Despite concerns, Lao officials are still pressing for construction.
At least 760 families in two of the capital’s districts are facing displacement.
The teachers, from 18 provinces, gathered at Freedom Park in the capital, the only sanctioned space for such demonstrations.
Many Cambodians believe they will be cursed by their ancestors if they are unable to pray at a pagoda during Pchum Ben.
The US is still facing a high unemployment rate, 9.1 percent for August.
Cambodia has about five known blocs for petroleum exploration in the Gulf of Thailand, as well as potential resources in Tonle Sap.
George Boden, a campaigner for Global Witness, expresses concerns to VOA Khmer about the future petroleum production in Cambodia.
According to the Australian government, Cambodia loses between $300 million and $500 million per year in revenue lost to corruption.