The future of project is unclear, and many families have already been moved from proposed railway improvement sites.
Cambodia has 2.3 million hectares of land under concessions, a new report by the rights group Adhoc says.
At least 12 Cambodians were reported dead in Malaysia in 2011, nine of them housemaids and three of them factory workers.
Though Khmer antiquities are highly sought-after on the global stage, the country’s modern art remains relatively unknown.
Criticism has been particularly harsh after a report was released last year by the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Trafficking in Persons.
Chhouk Bandith is accused of firing into a group of some 1,000 protesters who had gathered to demand higher wages.
The policy decision comes just a week after Hun Sen verbally ordered the closure of 35 fishing lots on the Tonle Sap lake.
Results from a recent survey of 377 university students found a majority did not know about the management and usage of those funds.
The renovation will lead to thousands of families to be moved from their homes along the railway in the process.
Son Chhay is drafting a bill to provide freedom of information that he hopes to put before the National Assembly soon.
Cambodia has around 200 government-provided land concessions, totally 2 million hectares.
The men had been forced to work long hours for little pay aboard the boat before escaping to Indonesia.