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STT report: forced evictions in Phnom Penh, Kandal, Takeo pushed people into debt crisis

 A report by NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Organization (STT) revealed that people who are forcibly evicted from their homes without proper resettlement are burdened with debt, have low access to food, while children experience disruptive education and are subject to child labor. ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/stt-report-forced-evictions-in-phnom-penh-kandal-takeo-pushed-people-into-debt-crisis/

Boeng Tamok activist flees to Thailand, seeking refugee status

Fearing arrest, well known land rights activist Prak Sophea fled to Thailand last week and applied for refugee status over the weekend, she told CamboJA. ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/boeng-tamok-activist-flees-to-thailand-seeking-refugee-status/

Nine Boeng Tamok residents placed under court supervision, face additional charges

 Nine Boeng Tamok lake residents face charges of “intentional acts of violence and obstruction of public officials” and were placed under court supervision following a February 21 warrant issued by the Phnom Penh Municipal court. ...

Phon Sotthyroth and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/nine-boeng-tamok-residents-placed-under-court-supervision-face-additional-charges/

Orkide director gets 67 hectares on Boeng Tamok

A business associate of the prime minister’s daughter has received 67 hectares from the state on the rapidly filling Boeng Tamok lake in Phnom Penh. Boeng Tamok, one of the city’s last lakes, has been doled out to tycoons and officials’ family members in recent years, ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/orkide-director-gets-67-hectares-on-boeng-tamok/

City clears fish farms despite Tamok Lake residents’ protests

Residents around Phnom Penh’s Boeng Tamok followed authorities in their boats and protested the filling of the lake, which they said was affecting their fish farm enclosures. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/city-clears-fish-farms-despite-tamok-lake-residents-protests/

Boeng Tamok’s development outweighs preservation of lake, says land official

A Land Ministry official said development of Boeng Tamok in northern Phnom Penh was a higher priority than the water body’s preservation, adding that only a lake like the Tonle Sap was worth preserving. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/boeng-tamoks-development-outweighs-preservation-of-lake-says-land-official/

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