Court delays activists’ hearing

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday postponed the hearing against three Borei Keila community activists who are being sued by a prominent tycoon in a decade-long land dispute. The dispute started in 2004 when residents in the capital’s Borei Keila neighbourhood were asked to ...

Soth Koemsoeun

City hall sets two-week ultimatum for Borei Keila residents to leave

Phnom Penh City Hall has set a two-week deadline for residents of the Borei Keila community to accept compensation offers and move out of the area. The authorities said they would take residents to court if they refused to move by the deadline. ...

Hul Reaksmey

Deadline set for Borei Keila

Phnom Penh authorities yesterday gave the remaining 15 families from the Borei Keila community one month to accept a settlement and end their long-running land dispute. ...

Pech Sotheary

Borei Keila families get flats, payouts

Thirty-one evicted Borei Keila community families received flats and another four families got $15,000 buyouts on Saturday as part of a “lucky draw” organised to resolve their years-long land dispute. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Borei Keila evictees call for gov’t clarification

About 30 members of the displaced Borei Keila community rallied outside Phnom Penh City Hall on Friday, seeking clarification about the compensation on offer to them amid complaints that municipal authorities have not been keeping the community informed. ...

Khuon Narim

Tears, anger greet City Hall’s resolution for Borei Keila evictees

Borei Keila residents reacted with outrage yesterday when City Hall announced only 34 of 154 displaced families will get on-site housing in the community, following a reassessment of the land dispute victims’ claims. ...

Phak Seangly

Activists to begin daily anti-eviction protests

A few dozen of the staunchest activists from the evicted Boeng Kak, Borei Keila and SOS communities Monday announced that they had began a campaign of daily protests that will last for the next month to call attention to their ongoing land settlement grievances. ...

Sek Odom

Boeung Kak vows one-month protest

Villagers from the former Boeung Kak lake, Borei Keila and Thma Kul communities are to hold a month-long protest in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park to pressure City Hall to resolve a long running land dispute. ...

Chhay Channyda

Land rights protesters arrested

Six activists from Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila and Boeung Kak communities were arrested on Saturday morning while handing out leaflets denouncing the controversial NGO law, passed by the National Assembly last week. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Evictees demand land within their communities

About 50 protesters, mainly from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak and Borei Keila communities, demonstrated Wednesday morning outside City Hall to demand that governor Pa Socheatvong help them stay within their eviction-hit communities. ...

Mech Dara and Khy Sovuthy

Peaceful protest turned away from Freedom Park

Some 50 Daun Penh district security guards and about as many riot police prevented 100 anti-eviction protesters from gathering at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Tuesday after the city deemed the gathering illegal. The protesters were from a number of eviction-hit communities, including the Boeng Kak ...

Mech Dara

City Hall turns away anti-eviction protesters

The Phnom Penh municipal government on Monday rejected a request from protesters to stage a one-month demonstration in the city’s Freedom Park for the release of 10 jailed activists and refused to receive their latest petition demanding a solution to their long-running land disputes. About 100 ...

Ben Sokhean

Police beat Borei Keila activists blocking road

Yet another clash between protesters and police resulted in at least three women being knocked unconscious in the capital yesterday. A Post reporter saw police punch and use batons to quell protesters after a group of about 250 people, including many from the Borei Keila community ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Clashes renewed at cordon

Frustrated Boeung Kak and Borei Keila community members flooded past a Daun Penh road barrier yesterday after attempting to lodge complaints with district authorities in connection with Sunday’s violence at Wat Phnom. On Sunday night, a brutal raid on a peaceful vigil of about 20 protesters ...

Phak Seangly

Evictees sick as rubbish piles up

Evictees of Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila community appealed yet again to municipal authorities for alternative housing yesterday, saying garbage and waste has inundated their current settlement and is making it increasingly difficult to enter and exit the area. Borei Keila residents were evicted from their land ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Lawmakers Reject Petition

Lawmakers from Cambodia’s ruling party on Monday refused to accept a petition from hundreds of people who held a rally calling for the government’s help in resolving land disputes, drawing criticism from activists who questioned the effectiveness of the country’s parliament. The appeal, which contained more ...

Borei Keila Land Dispute Residents Pray for Help

Former residents of the Borei Keila community who are embroiled in a land dispute with the Phanimex firm gathered yesterday for  prayer service in an appeal to the government to resolve their dispute. The residents claim the company failed to provide replacement housing or land to ...

B Kak 15 Petition Sent to Japanese Embassy

Boeng Kak protesters continued their fight for the release of 14 women and one man imprisoned since May 24, delivering a petition to the Senate and the Japanese Embassy on Friday that they hope will spur new intervention in the long-running land dispute. More than 100 ...

Long hair a luxury for evictees

Kheng Chen had her hair cut in January and sold it to a broker for just under US$8. She isn’t happy with the close-cropped style because it makes her look older than her 48 years. But when Kheng Chen grows her hair back in a few ...

Borei Keila Residents File Land Transfer Complaint

One hundred and thirty-five families evicted from the Borei Keila community filed a complaint with the Council of Ministers and Finance Ministry yesterday against Phnom Penh Municipality for trying to transfer to the Phanimex company land belonging to the community, a resident said. ...

Evictees seek criminal charges

About 50 Borei Keila evictees gathered outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday to again pressure officials to lay criminal charges against Suy Sophan, the owner of development firm Phan Imex, for destroying their homes and breaching an agreement to build them new ones. The former Borei ...

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