The Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh on July 22 firmly denied the accusation that four Chinese hackers from the Ministry of State Security had hacked and stolen Mekong data from a Cambodian ministry.
The target of the hack, which two sources with knowledge of the indictment said was Cambodia’s foreign ministry, was also revealing – discussions between China and Cambodia over the use of the Mekong River, which has become a new battleground for U.S. and Chinese influence in Southeast Asia.
The greater adjutant stork is the second rarest stork species in the world and is classified in the IUCN Red List as Endangered (Birdlife International 2016). The population increase is thanks to the local community in Prek Tuol and Ministry of Environment rangers who are protecting the greater adjutant breeding areas.
The trio now faces an additional sentence of at least 10 years each if convicted on the conspiracy charge.
The decline is attributed to human activity and the loss of wetland areas which disrupts feeding and breeding activities, low mating rates, agricultural pollution and a decrease in available food.
A six-year, pioneering regional technical assistance initiative has boosted the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), and Viet Nam to respond to climate-induced health threats amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
A rare Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin was found dead on Monday along the shores of the Poy Chumteav Mao area in Preah Sihanouk.
Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told Khmer Times that the report needs no response because it was a legitimate report that some civil society organisations had stolen to feed the conflict, serve the political agenda and their donors only.
The Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape Area in Takeo province – renowned as a habitat for many species of rare water and migratory birds – is set to be designated a Ramsar site, or a wetland of international importance.
“Cambodia can expect to graduate from Least Developed Country status towards the end of the 2020s. The time to prepare new sources of financing is now as this report makes clear.”