Law and judiciary

Legal and judicial system

Lakeside villagers give their support

More than 200 residents of Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak lake gathered outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday as four villagers who filed complaints after their homes were demolished by real estate developer Shukaku Inc last month responded to summonses for questioning ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101952202/National-news/lakeside-villagers-give-their-support.html

Questioning begins in two Boeng Kak court cases

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned two residents of the Boeng Kak lake community to appear for questioning today and Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit filed against them by City Hall, a court official said yesterday. The families of the accused have been left out of ...

K Chhnang court suspends 15 from M&V Factory

Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court on Tuesday gave permission to M&V International Manufacturing garment factory to suspend two Free Trade Union representatives and 13 other workers after they allegedly instigated an illegal protest earlier this month, a court official said Wednesday. Penh Vibol, provincial chief prosecutor, said ...

Hotel dispute headed for Siem Reap court

UNION officials fired another volley in their battle against a hotel yesterday by announcing that they would file a complaint today with a Siem Reap court, as their protests continued to draw unwanted attention to the tourist town. The Cambodian Tourism and Service Workers Federation complaint ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101152039/National-news/hotel-dispute-headed-for-siem-reap-court.html

Boeng Kak families sue - and sued by - government officials

Two-and-a-half weeks after excavators belonging to a CPP senator’s real estate firm demolished the homes of eight families fighting eviction from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake community, those families and the government officials charged with evicting them have taken their battle to court. A pair of ...

Court sentences recruitment agency manager

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced the manager of job recruitment agency VC Manpower to 13 months in prison for ilegally detaining underage recruits at a Phnom Penh training center, while the firm’s foreign director was convicted in absentia to eight years’ imprisonment General Manager ...

Victim of police beating files court complaint

An opposition Sam Rainsy Party activist who was badly beaten on September 16 by riot police during a protest against the demolition of homes at Boeng Kak lake filed a complaint yesterday with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court against developer Shukaku Inc and the officers ...

No room for strike in Siem Reap

Provincial authorities in Siem Reap will demand that the Angkor Village Hotel and Resort respect an Arbitration Council decision, which it has so far baulked at, ordering to reinstate more than 60 workers fired since July. Following protests outside the hotel and at a court hearing ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011091651696/National-news/no-room-for-strike-in-siem-reap.html

Activists, Journalist Summoned Over Incitement

Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has summoned for questioning two rights group activists and a journalist over charges that they incited ethnic minority villagers in Lumphat district to violence in 2009, a court official said yesterday. The case against the three men – Adhoc provincial coordinator Pen ...

Court Extends Fee-Payment Deadline n K Chhnang Land Dispute

Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court has extended a deadline for 52 villagers embroiled in a long-standing land dispute with a development company owned by the wife of Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy Suy Sem to pay court fees, a court official and rights workers said ...

Officials to Enforce Court Order to Halt Bassac Garden Work

Further development of Bassac Garden City is to be halted after a court order was issued. This means that no more “construction, selling, renting, pawning, giving as donation, bequeathment or transference of ownership of the 3,000 square meters of land,” can happen. There is currently ...

Villagers summoned to court

Three villagers who were part of a protest over a land dispute with the Meng Keth Company have been summoned to court for questioning over alleged violence during the protest. The land dispute is over 65 contested hectares of land that was granted to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850690/National-news/land-dispute-villagers-summoned-to-court.html

K Speu Court Summons Three in Land Dispute

Three villagers have been summoned as a result of  bloody clash last year stemming from a land dispute and eviction by the Kompong Speu Provincial Court. The 65 hectares of land have been awarded to Kuo Sheng a Taiwanese businessman by the Supreme court. Licadho, ...

Farmers freed after ‘injustice’

The last of the Chi Kraeng villagers has been freed by the Appeal Court after it upheld their acquittal. The villagers had originally been convicted of forcibly detaining two businessmen over a land dispute involving 475 hectares of rice paddies in Siem Reap in 2009. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750665/National-news/farmers-freed-after-injustice.html

Court issues injunction to top rice milling firm

Battambang provincial court has issued an injunction halting the sale of any part of Loran Import Export Company in a dispute over ownership of the prominent rice milling firm, according to a statement. The plaintiffs, including prominent media personality Soy Sopheap as well as Uy Ang ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750652/Business/court-issues-injunction-to-top-rice-milling-firm.html

Loran owners resolve dispute, end lawsuits

Disputes between owners at prominent rice miller Loran Import Export Company have been resolved, with Chief Executive Officer Lim Bunheng set to buy the stake held by prominent media personality Soy Sopheap and his associates, company officials said yesterday. “We have agreed to end all disputes ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950713/Business/loran-owners-resolve-disputes-end-lawsuits.html

CPP Senator’s Sugar Plantation Land Dispute Case Goes to Trial

Describing a 5,000-hectare land dispute between Koh Kong villagers and a sugar company owned by CPP Senator Ly Yong Pgat as “a complicated case,” Koh Kong Provincial Court has decided to try it before a three-judge panel, a lawyer for the villagers said yesterday. The ...

Complaints Submitted in K Chhnang Land Dispute

A development company owned by the wife of the Minister of Industry, Mine and Energy Suy Sem has been the target of 40 civil complaints received by the provincial court of Kompong Chhnang province. Chea Kheng claims she owns the 214-hectare plot of which 69 ...

Court again frustrates locals in KDC

KDC International, which is owned by Chea Kheng the wife of Industry Minister Suy Sem has been accused of grabbing 145 hectares of land in the Kampong Chhnang province. The villagers who claim the land have filed objects individually, after having been told to do ...

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