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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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Boeung Kak members placed under court supervision

Source: Pnom Penh Post Five members of Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak lake community were placed under court supervision yesterday as part of investigations into fellow housing rights activist Ly Mom’s claims that they threatened to kill her. Mom filed a … Continue reading

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Lake Residents Protest Rejection of Housing Claim

Phork Dorn, The Cambodia Daily, March. 19 2012

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PP Post: Boeung Kak villagers claim delaying tactics

Representatives of villagers from the Boeung Kak lakeside claimed yesterday that Phnom Penh Municipal authorities were delaying negotiations over a proposal for on-site resettlement as part of a strategy to evict villagers. Boeung Kak residents have been in talks with … Continue reading

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VOA: BKL Residents Seek Land Measurement

Residents facing eviction in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak lake development sent a request to the city on Thursday asking for the establishment of a commission to measure plots of land they think could solve the problem. The request comes amid … Continue reading

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Boeung Kak beatings no human rights violation: official (via Phnom Penh Post)

Om Yentieng, head of the Anticorruption Unit and the government’s human rights committee, claimed this week that no human rights violations were committed during a violent police crackdown against protestors from the Boeung Kak lakeside outside the Phnom Penh City … Continue reading

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HRTF Press Release on the April 21st protest

HRTF Press Release Beating and Detention of eleven Boeung Kak lake villagers and Children April 21, 2011 The Housing Rights Task Force (HRTF) strongly condemns the violence used earlier today against peaceful BoeungKak lake protesters and the arrest of 11 … Continue reading

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