Category Archives: housing

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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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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Capital police tout hard work in halting protests

While a new report from the Phnom Penh Municipal Police bemoans ongoing issues in controlling the illegal use of firearms, there was one area in which they excelled last year – thwarting “colour revolutions”. Released during the department’s annual meeting … Continue reading

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Activists who were beaten during protest questioned at court

A land rights activist and a human rights defender who were beaten during a protest in October were questioned both as suspects and as plaintiffs at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday afternoon. Boeung Kak lake activist Chan Puthisak and

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Beaten activists are now suspects

A human rights monitor and a land rights activist who were beaten by Daun Penh security guards during a protest last October will appear for questioning at Phnom Penh Municipal Court this afternoon as suspects of “intentional violence”. In documents … Continue reading

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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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Activists call for Vanny’s release

Source: Phnom Penh Post   Land activists yesterday submitted a petition to Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana asking for his intervention in the case of Tep Vanny, who is in pre-trial detention for her alleged role in a 2013 protest.

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