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Large US bomb found in pond

Divers from the Cambodian Mine Action Center have recovered a 500-pound bomb dropped from US planes on to Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district. ...

 

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Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36792/large-us-bomb-found-in-pond/

Families call for return of land

A group of 20 people representing 554 families locked in a 10-year land dispute yesterday submitted a petition asking the government to end the lengthy conflict. ...

 

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36748/families-call-for-return-of-land/

Old US bombs revive dispute over $500m war-era debt

The head of Cambodia’s largest demining operator cited Monday’s disposal of a pair of decades-old American bombs as part of the government’s mounting efforts to shame the U.S. into canceling the country’s ballooning war-era debt, which now stands at about $500 million. ...

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Phan Soumy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/old-us-bombs-revive-dispute-over-500m-war-era-debt-126478/

Women’s Day plea for Vanny

Communities affected by land disputes have used the occasion of International Women’s Day today to urge the government to free activist Tep Vanny. They also called for the release of civil society organization officials and an NEC official who are being held in prison. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36220/women---s-day-plea-for-vanny/

Electronics plant construction starts

SVI Cambodia, the local subsidiary, signed a 50-year lease in July 2015 and says it hopes the​ construction work will be complete by October. ...

 

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36205/electronics-plant-construction-starts/

Kampong Speu pond digging unearths 350kg bomb

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday retrieved and neutralised a massive M117 bomb from Kampong Speu province’s Prek Kmeng commune, and safely detonated four smaller bombs found in Preah Sihanouk province on the same day. ...

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Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-pond-digging-unearths-350kg-bomb

Deadline set for Borei Keila

Phnom Penh authorities yesterday gave the remaining 15 families from the Borei Keila community one month to accept a settlement and end their long-running land dispute. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36223/deadline-set-for-borei-keila/

Chroy Changvar residents protest city ultimatum

Some 70 Chroy Changvar residents set to be displaced by a massive development took their grievances to Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday. ...

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Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chroy-changvar-residents-protest-city-ultimatum

Railway families given deadline

Nearly 100 families affected by a railway land dispute have been given a 30-day ultimatum to accept compensation or lose it. The demand came from an inter-ministerial committee set up to resolve the cases of three  families in Banteay Meanchey province and 94 families in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo, Daun Penh, Por Senchey and Sen Sok districts. ...

 

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36076/railway-families-given-deadline/

Three big US wartime bombs found in Kandal

Police in Kandal province and officials from the Cambodian Mine Action Center have found three live bombs beneath a resident’s rice field in Kandal Stung district. ...

 

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Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36071/three-big-us-wartime--bombs-found-in-kandal/

New ultimatum from city in OCIC dispute

City Hall issued another deadline yesterday to land disputants affected by a satellite city development on Chroy Changvar, telling them to voluntarily part with 90 percent of their land or risk losing it all. ...

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Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-ultimatum-city-ocic-dispute

Protest violence as activist jailed

At least three women – one pregnant – and a man were hurt in a clash with security forces at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday after land rights activist Tep Vanny was jailed for two and a half years over a 2013 protest. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35824/protest-violence-as-activist-jailed/

Land feuds get top-level airing

Fifteen national and international organizations representing 38 civil society groups met with the National Assembly’s first commission yesterday to discuss eight major land dispute cases in an effort to find a solution for those affected. ...

 

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May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35763/land-feuds-get-top-level-airing/

Cluster model to entice SEZ investors

Kerry WorldBridge Logistics SEZ, which is developing a 63-hectare industrial park and free trade zone 17 kilometres south of the capital in Kandal province, has taken on a new partner to design and create an “industry and technology cluster” aimed at attracting non-garment manufacturing investment to its embryonic special economic zone (SEZ). ...

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Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cluster-model-entice-sez-investors

Poipet SEZ to import power

A special economic zone (SEZ) in Poipet City has decided to import electricity from Thailand to ensure a reliable power supply as it expects the influx of more factories and investment. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35649/poipet-sez-to-import-power/

Listed industrial park struggles to sell plots

Phnom Penh SEZ posted a 42.5 percent decline in consolidated revenue for 2016, which led to a sharp 65 percent decrease in net profit, according to its annual report released on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) yesterday. ...

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Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/listed-industrial-park-struggles-sell-plots

Investors need stable, quality electricity

Stable and quality electricity is needed to attract additional high-value-added manufacturing to Cambodia, but the quality of electricity in the kingdom remains a challenge for investors as the manufacturing sector continues to diversify. ...

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35501/investors-need-stable--quality-electricity/

Land disputes with Phanimex to be resolved

The Land Management Ministry has said it will resolve the land disputes in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district and Kandal’s Ponhea Leu district between Suy Sophan and more than 500 families. ...

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Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35083/land-disputes-with-phanimex-to-be-resolved/

Farmer injured in mine explosion

A farmer from Oddar Meanchey province’s Banteay Ampel district was injured on Saturday when his excavator hit an anti-tank mine. District police chief Hom Phearum said that 23-year-old Khum Raksmey was seriously wounded, but did not describe the extent of his injuries. ...

 

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Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35076/farmer-injured-in-mine-explosion/

More protests at Land Ministry

About 100 people representing nearly 200 families protested at the Ministry of Land Management in Phnom Penh yesterday, demanding the ministry expedite a solution to their land disputes with three sugarcane plantation companies in Koh Kong province. ...

 

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35079/more-protests-at-land-ministry/

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