Category Archives: Development

World Bank Loan of $100 Million Angers Boeng Kak Activists

Source: The Cambodia Daily Boeng Kak supporters on Tuesday said they were dismayed at the World Bank’s announcement of a new $100 million loan to the Cambodian government amid ongoing harassment and jailings of land rights activists. The loan—announced on … Continue reading

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Ministry threatens legal action against Black Monday protesters

Source: Khmer Times A Justice Ministry spokesman has branded the Black Monday campaign to release rights activists as useless, warning those who take part could face legal action. On Monday, Kim Santepheap said criminal proceedings against

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Boeung Kak Protesters Continue to Demand Compensation From World Bank

The protesters said they have faced numerous difficulties since being forced to relocate. PHNOM PENH — People displaced from the Boeung Kak neighborhood of Phnom Penh more than a decade ago are still seeking redress from the World Bank, which they … Continue reading

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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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Boeung Kak: A Disastrous Decade

Ten years ago this week, Phnom Penh City Hall and the development firm Shukaku Inc announced an agreement to transform the Boeung Kak lake area into a sprawling mixed-use development. In the years following, thousands were evicted and a protest … Continue reading

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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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Denied Bail Once More, Activist Tep Vanny a ‘Political Slave’

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a bail request from prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny, as well as the appeals of five opposition CNRP officials, all of them among the 26 people rights group Licadho has identified as political … Continue reading

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