A year after Wanchalearm Satsaksit vanished, authorities say there is no proof he was abducted in Phnom Penh. A joint investigation reveals details of the Thai dissident’s escape from Thailand, life in exile in Cambodia and the last days before he disappeared.
Author Archives: Matt Surrusco
Matt Surrusco is a journalist in Phnom Penh.
“We Have to Hide Our Face”: Cambodia’s Eco-Activists Go Undercover
Environmental advocacy group Mother Nature Cambodia is known for their confrontational videos, with activists exposing crimes against nature. But with three members jailed, and others facing harassment, the group has decided to conceal their identities.
A Mass Trial in Cambodia Points to Far-Flung Anti-Opposition Efforts
A general contractor in Texas who has never set foot in Cambodia is among more than a dozen foreign citizens called up to a mass trial of the banned main opposition party. Their experiences suggest Thai authorities supplied a Cambodian court with their names.
Cambodia’s Brick Factory Families, Still “Left Behind”
Cambodia’s brick factories are supplying the nation’s construction boom. But despite documented abuses, the industry continues to rely on the labour of disposable workers—including children—their indebtedness and scant government oversight.