So Leng, 65, whose house and backyard were also partly damaged, hopes that they will finally get a reasonable compensation from the company.
Cambodian artist publishes a well-received graphic novel about his years spent enslaved and forced to work on a Thai fishing boat.
The rapporteur calls for the release of former opposition leader Kem Sokha and an end to the court cases against another 80 ex-opposition members.
They were arrested on May 7 and charged with “intentional violence” under the Penal Code, which carries a prison term of one to three years, and a fine of up to $2,500.
The statement from Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) came as Rhona Smith encouraged Cambodians to work towards changing the political culture in the country.
At the end of her visit, Smith also called for the charges against two former reporters of Radio Free Asia to be dropped.
Russia Today’s 2017 documentary - “My Mother Sold Me” - depicted a young Cambodian woman selling her daughter’s virginity. The film went viral – but it wasn’t good news for Cambodian fixer, Rath Rott Mony, who worked for RT.
A UN refugee agency spokesperson in Thailand said careful consideration of the cases must be carried out as “not every asylum seeker is necessarily a refugee”.
It has been about nine years since Prum Vannak was rescued by a human rights organization but he said his memory of his time at sea is a wound that will never heal.
Having left Cambodia in October 2017, reporter Aun Pheap speaks to VOA about press freedom issues in the country.
With International Press Freedom Day marked May 3, journalists in Cambodia spoke to VOA about working in an environment of intimidation, harassment, and fear of arrest.
Forty red dresses hand outside of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. VOA Khmer's Seourn Vathana narrates.