Protesters Employ New Tactic At Eviction Demonstrations

Protester’s from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak and Borei Keila communities demonstrated outside the Ministry of Justice yesterday by employing a new tactic: locking themselves up inside a cage. With about 100 people in attendance, two protesters crouched inside a small cage to protest against the detention ...

Anniversary Marked With Fiery Demonstration

Residents of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood burned straw effigies symbolizing corrupt government officials yesterday to mark the one-year anniversary of the demolition of eight homes at the contested site. Roughly 100 protesters gathered at the site of the demolitions and set fire to eight scarecrow-like effigies- one ...

Police Refuse Boeng Kak Petition, Residents Say

Phnom Penh municipal police officers refused to accept a petition yesterday presented to them by Boeng Kak lake residents who say they are concerned about their security. ...

Lake Residents Protest Rejection of Housing Claim

More than 100 Boeng Kak residents protested at various locations around Phnom Penh yesterday after the Phnom Penh Municipality rejected their appeal to grant land titles to 58 families facing eviction. ...

Boeng Kak Families Protest for More Land Titles

About 100 residents of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak area protested in front of City Hall yesterday to demand that 58 more families be given titles to homes from which they are being evicted. In August, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered that a 12.44-hectare section of the ...

City Accepts Boeng Kak Land Title Applications

Municipal officials began accepting applications for land titles from Boeng Kak lake residents yesterday, but the exact location of the 12.44 hectares granted to the residents remains unclear, community respresentatives said yesterday. Boenk Kak community representatives met with Srah Chak commune chief Chhay Thirith and ...

Defiance Greets World Bank's Funding Freeze

Government officials yesterday dismissed the World Bank’s recently revealed decision to freeze funding for new projects in Cambodia to protest a Phnom Penh real estate project that has forced thousand of families out of their homes. A housing rights group closely following the evictions said ...

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