Vendor rights

Beachfront evictions begin in Sihanoukville

Authorities in Sihanoukville followed through with their long-threatened eviction of vendors from the end of the popular O’Chheuteal beach on Saturday afternoon, demolishing nearly 100 structures along the 2 km strip known locally as Ariston.   ...

Peter Ford and Ouch Sony

Evictions signal coastal development dilemma

With the threat of eviction hanging over businesses on Sihanoukville’s O’Chheuteal and O’Tres beaches, land rights advocates congregated in Phnom Penh this week to give voice to thousands of families locked in land disputes with powerful firms turning swaths of coastline into tourism destinations. ...

Sek Odom and George Wright

Beachfront evictions to begin in Sihanoukville next week

The eviction of businesses along Sihanoukville’s popular O’Chheuteal Beach will begin as early as Monday, after the provincial governor returns from a trip abroad, an official said on Thursday. ...

Sek Odom

Preah Sihanouk officials meet over beach compensation plan

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials met on Monday to discuss an order from the national government to provide compensation for a number of families living and running businesses on O’Chheuteal Beach in Sihanoukville who are facing the threat of eviction. ...

Sek Odom

As deadline passes, O’tres beach businesses fight on

Although an eviction deadline passed on Sunday for guesthouses, restaurants and bars along Sihanoukville’s popular O’Tres Beach, less than half of the businesses had left as of the evening, with others seeking to negotiate a deal with authorities that would allow them to stay. ...

Kang Sothear and Hannah Hawkins

Sihanoukville beach vendors asked to vacate shore

Vendors located along two of Sihanoukville’s most prominent beaches – Otres and Ochheuteal – have until March 13 to relocate, city governor Y Sokleng said yesterday. ...

Post Staff

Beachfront business owners protest impending eviction

Following an order from the government this week for businesses on O’Tres and O’Chheuteal beaches to shut down, about 100 protesters in Phnom Penh on Thursday called for the decision to be overturned. ...

Sek Odom and George Wright

Sihanoukville businesses want beach ban revoked

Dozens of businesses from Sihanoukville’s Otres beach will deliver a letter to the National Assembly today seeking intervention on a government order to vacate the beach or be forcibly evicted. X Otres BeachX Yun Min ...

Chhay Channyda

Sihanoukville beach businesses given a month to move out

All bars, restaurants and guesthouses along O’Tres Beach near Sihanoukville, and some on neighboring O’Chheuteal Beach, must close up shop within a month or face forced eviction, local officials confirmed on Tuesday. ...

Sek Odom and George Wright

City hall pulls plug on market fee collector

Phnom Penh City Hall plans to replace the controversial contractor in charge of collecting parking and stall fees from markets around the city, according to a letter from the Council of Ministers posted on social media yesterday. ...

Mech Dara

Market vendors hold protest against arrest of colleagues

About 300 vendors from the Tumnup market in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district protested in front of the municipal court on Wednesday to demand that two of their colleagues who were arrested amid a dispute over market fees be released. ...

Buth Kimsay

Vendors square off with school principal

Vendors ousted from the grounds of Hun Sen Borey 100 Knorng Secondary School in Phnom Penh have accused the acting principal of corruption, including selling almost $2,000 worth of state property and forcing students to pay up to $100 to transfer to the institution. ...

Phak Seangly

Sim card crackdown to focus on telecom firms, not vendors

From a simple stall on a street corner in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district, Khuon Andy sells SIM cards, between 40 and 60 per month. Half of his customers provide identification to make their purchase, and half of them do not. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Meghan Tribe

Interior ministry ‘suspends’ beach evictions

In early August, Sihanoukville city’s then municipal governor, Chin Sarin, issued a notice giving 26 vendors and their families at Ochheuteal Beach days to remove their stalls from the beach or face forced eviction. ...

Jack Laurenson

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