Category Archives: Development

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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Protest data for city don’t add up

Source: Phnom Penh Post City Hall yesterday reported a threefold increase in the number of strikes and protests across Phnom Penh, largely due to garment worker protests, though the city’s numbers failed to match up with recent government figures and, … Continue reading

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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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Cambodia’s water people pushed out of Phnom Penh sewer for billion-dollar ING City

Source: ABC News Setting out in the early morning, Sok Pov paddles her canoe across Phnom Penh’s sewage as she heads to work. For decades, the vast lakes and wetlands fringing Cambodia’s capital have been home to thousands of people … Continue reading

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