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Disputants protest at home of tycoon

About 30 people involved in the long-running land dispute in Borei Keila and Boeung Kak lake demonstrated in front of the home of Suy Sophan, the owner of the Phan Imex Company. The demonstrators claimed the company destroyed their homes and urged it, the Phnom ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disputants-protest-home-tycoon

Fingers pointed for city’s floods

Blame is being passed around on the cause of flooding along the Boeung Trabek canal which inundated people’s homes after two consecutive days of heavy downpours on Monday and Tuesday as the rainy season moves into full swing. The finger is being pointed at pumping ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fingers-pointed-citys-floods

Boeung Kak lake dispute ‘closed’

Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday washed its hands of the decadelong contentious Boeung Kak lake issue, saying it was closing its conflict resolution process, leaving seven families who had refused to accept the government’s offers in the lurch. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/boeung-kak-lake-dispute-closed

Power couple linked to Sinohydro project

Two of the country’s most powerful and politically connected business owners are on the board of governors of the company thought to have brokered a controversial deal between the world’s largest hydropower developer and the Cambodian government, documents obtained by the Post show. Cambodian People’s Party ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/power-couple-linked-sinohydro-project

Police block Bopha march

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall yesterday defended the actions of police and security guards who blocked protesters as they tried to leave the capital’s Boeung Kak area before they stopped and searched an NGO’s vehicle. Dozens of Daun Penh district police, security guards and military police blockaded ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Shane Worrell
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-block-bopha-march

Calls for Boeung Kak Activist’s Release Renewed on One-Year Anniversary

Cambodian and international rights groups have renewed their calls for the release of Phnom Penh housing rights campaigner campaigner Yorm Bopha one year after her arrest, urging the public and national leaders not to forget her during the country’s current political deadlock. Global watchdog Amnesty International ...

Radio Free Asia
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/yorm-bopha-09032013201419.html

Voters split in Boeung Kak

The battle for Phnom Penh at Sunday’s national election will be fought out with the years-long Boeung Kak land dispute still unresolved, after the city’s governor announced yesterday a solution would be found only after the ballot, villagers said. Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong, who in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/voters-split-boeung-kak

A more personal B Kak dispute makes airwaves

In the past few years, the explosive events at Boeung Kak lake – including violent evictions and arrests – have gone largely unreported outside the Kingdom’s independent media outlets. Outspoken community representative Tep Vanny has been under attack from her fellow Boeung Kak residents, who ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866718/National/a-more-personal-b-kak-dispute-makes-airwaves.html

Jail Sentence for Anti-Eviction Activist Upheld

The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld the guilty verdict for anti-eviction activist Yorm Bopha, but reduced her sentence from three-to two-years imprisonment, of which one year was suspended. The ruling means that Ms. Bopha will not be released until late 2014. Supporters and human rights groups ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/jail-sentence-for-anti-eviction-activist-upheld-31073/

Boeung Kak Resolution Speeds on

Responding to a new plan put forward by members of the Bo­eung Kak community and NGOs last month, Phnom Penh Municipal Hall announced on Friday that it had drawn up a list of all families who remain excluded from the 12.44 hectares Prime Minister Hun ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061066166/National/boeung-kak-resolution-speeds-on.html

World Bank revises 2013 growth figures

The World Bank has revised its growth prediction for Cambodia upwards to 7 per cent for 2013, from its January prediction of 6.7 per cent, a revision it attributes to the performance of the Kingdom’s agriculture, tourism and garment sectors. Cambodia’s outlook is generally positive, according ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013042965287/Business/world-bank-revises-2013-growth-figures.html

Boeung Kak activist to seek bail

A bail hearing for imprisoned Boeung Kak lake land activist Yorm Bopha, 29, will be held this morning at the Supreme Court, her husband, Lous Sakhorn, said yesterday. Bopha was arrested on September 4 last year and charged with intentional violence over the assault ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032764717/National/boeung-kak-activist-to-seek-bail.html

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