Category Archives: corruption

Supreme Court Hears Appeals From Six Jailed Government Critics

Source: Cambodia Daily The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard appeals from six of those who human rights groups Licadho says are 26 political prisoners in the country’s jails. It is expected to hand down decisions in the cases of five … Continue reading

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Court conducts hearing for jailed activists

Source: Khmer Times The Supreme Court yesterday heard appeals of five out of 11 opposition activists jailed after violence at an opposition protest in July 2014 at Freedom Park. Meach Sovannara, a Cambodian-American and head of the CNRP’s information and … Continue reading

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System puts ‘profits over people’

Source: Phnom Penh Post Cambodia’s unique brand of free-market democracy is so closely entwined with patronage that the society puts “profits over people” and compromises the rule of law, according to a new paper. In Klepto-Neoliberalism: Authoritarianism and Patronage in … Continue reading

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Road OK’d by Cham leaders

Source: Phnom Penh Post About 500 Cham imams and Muslim leaders from across the country gathered at a Boeung Kak mosque yesterday and unanimously voted for a controversial road across the mosque compound to plough ahead – a display decried … Continue reading

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Muslims Spar Over Road

Source: Khmer Times Officials tried to soften dissent in the Muslim community yesterday in a meeting at the Al-Serkal mosque in the Boeung Kak area where a planned road running through the mosque’s land has enraged patrons and local residents. … Continue reading

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Questions renew over attack at Wat Phnom

Source: Phnom Penh Post Prominent Boeung Kak activist Nget Khun was questioned in court yesterday over the violent attack on land activists at Wat Phnom three years ago, demanding compensation of 15 million riel (about $3,750) for being struck in … Continue reading

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In the News (KA Set): Rage and despair of Boeung Kak residents after their complaint is dismissed by the Court of Appeal

From the KA Set Article: Complaint Dismissed “With no surprise, the Court of Appeal dismissed the complaint lodged by Boeung Kak lake residents against private company Shukaku on Thursday December 25th. The Municipality of Phnom Penh had agreed for the … Continue reading

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