Borei Keila residents awarded property titles
The government has announced that it will provide land titles to around 1,200 families living in the eight buildings of the Borei Keila area in Veal Vong commune of the capital’s Prampi Makara district. ...
Land activists summoned by court
Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued summons for three Borei Keila and Boeng Kak land activists following a complaint filed by the owner of the Phanimex company, who accused them of extortion and property damage. The activists were identified by the court as Im Srey ...
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 ...
Resident from Borei Keila questioned on protest
Authorities questioned a Borei Keila resident on Tuesday for her role in a protest outside the home of developer Suy Sophan, who filed a complaint against her earlier in March. Borei Keila resident Phork Sophin said that she may be charged with defamation and the ...
Borei Keila resident summoned for questioning
A Borei Keila villager has been ordered to appear for questioning Tuesday at the Ministry of Interior over protests in Tuol Kork last month against the forced evictions of residents to make way for a development project. ...
More set to leave Borei Keila
Two more families have accepted compensation to leave the Borei Keila area to make room for development, as the long-running land dispute creeps ever closer to an end. ...
Kuoch Masy and Leonie Kijewski
Borei Keila members told to stop protests
District authorities warned Borei Keila residents yesterday during a meeting to stop protesting lest they be arrested. On Wednesday, representatives from seven families gathered in front of the house of Suy Sophan, the owner of Phanimex, to demand what they deem just compensation for vacating their ...
Borei Keila families take compensation
Almost 20 Borei Keila families have decided to accept compensation in one of the country’s most prominent and longstanding land disputes. ...
Soth Koemsoeun and Leonie Kijewski
As deadline passes, Borei Keila residents reject final offer
A deadline for a group of Borei Keila residents to accept compensation or leave their homes with nothing passed on Friday, with none of the residents agreeing to move to a resettlement site, and authorities saying they have no right to remain, but with no ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Deadline arrives for Borei Keila residents
Villagers in one of Phnom Penh’s fiercest land disputes said yesterday they are determined to stay in Borei Keila despite today’s deadline to either accept compensation or leave with nothing. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Minister criticizes tycoon
Ongoing land disputes between the Ministry of Land Management and the owner of development firm Phanimex are influencing White Building residents’ decision on whether to relocate or stay, according to Land Management Minister Chea Sophara. ...
Borei Keila evictees seek more compensation
Ten former Borei Keila residents who were relocated to a site in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district known as Phnom Bat filed a petition with the Ministry of Land Management yesterday requesting they either be given $5,000 and moved back to Phnom Penh or be ...
Tension builds before next ‘black Monday’
Security forces including riot police were deployed to Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighborhood on Tuesday to keep a watchful eye over activists in the area, as rights groups, undeterred by arrests of eight protesters on “Black Monday,” began planning next week’s demonstration. ...
Ben Sokhean and George Wright
Activists request to march on ACU HQ
Land rights activists from 10 communities in the capital yesterday submitted a request to City Hall requesting permission to march to the Anti-Corruption Unit’s headquarters and deliver a petition in support of human rights activists jailed this week. ...
Chhay Channyda and Ananth Baliga
After City Hall snub, Borei Keila evictees ask UN for help
Former residents of Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila community on Wednesday handed petitions to the U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia, requesting that she intervene in their feud with authorities after they were snubbed by City Hall earlier in the day. ...
Compensation deal is inked with Borei Keila evictees
After seeing a signing ceremony interrupted by protesters on Tuesday, officials from the joint committee for Borei Keila housing solutions yesterday inked compensation deals with 32 out of 56 evicted families. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
City hall makes final offer to evicted families in Borei Keila
Phnom Penh officials announced on Monday that the city had finalized its offer of compensation to 154 families who have spent years protesting their eviction from the Borei Keila neighborhood. ...
Update on Borei Keila requested
The National Assembly’s anti-corruption commission submitted a letter to the Phnom Penh Municipal Hall last week requesting an update on the resolution of the long-running dispute between evicted Borei Keila villagers and development firm Phan Imex. ...
Borei Keila owner defiant after meeting lawmakers
Businesswoman Suy Sophan remained unrepentant after a closed-door meeting with lawmakers at the National Assembly on Thursday about her controversial Borei Keila property in central Phnom Penh, continuing to deny that she broke a contract to provide all evictees with new apartments. ...
Assembly to question Phanimex director
The National Assembly’s bipartisan Anti-Corruption Commission will today question Phanimex Development director Suy Sophan, who has been at the center of a bitter land dispute with more than 150 families in Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighborhood. ...