Category Archives: Development

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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Hun Sen is waging ‘systematic campaign’ to silence dissent: Amnesty

Source: Phnom Penh Post Cambodia’s criminal justice system appears to have been methodically suppressing opposition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government in the lead-up to important elections, with critics of his regime routinely being jailed without evidence or fair trial, … Continue reading

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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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