Category Archives: corruption

‘Chaotic’ Phnom Penh was built on a wing and a prayer – and an occasional police baton

Source: Phnom Penh Post The Pearl of Asia. Paris of the East. The monikers are today synonymous with Phnom Penh under the French and the Golden Era under Prince Norodom Sihanouk until the 1970s. The small but bustling city boasted … Continue reading

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Land Issue Promises May No Longer Deliver Votes

Source: The Cambodia Daily Vote-seeking politicians around the world are no strangers to making—and later breaking—promises to their constituents. But in Phnom Penh, those weary of ongoing land disputes are particularly wary of the solutions being offered this election cycle.

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Boeung Kak representatives meet with World Bank

Five Boeung Kak community representatives yesterday met with World Bank officials to seek their help in securing more compensation and assistance in helping resolve the community’s chronic land disputes. Im Sreytouch, one of the five representatives,

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Court strikes down activists’ appeal

The Supreme Court yesterday rejected the appeals in two separate cases, one involving opposition activists and another involving a prominent land rights activist. The court rejected the appeals from CNRP media director Meach

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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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