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Families complain to volunteers

Twelve families from Koh Kong province on Nov. 6  filed a complaint with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youth volunteers and the Department of Land Management, requesting assistance in a land dispute with businessman, Heng Huy. Pok Yon, the families’ representative, said that earlier this year, Heng ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759615/National-news/families-complain-to-volunteers.html

As Phnom Penh's buildings rise, safety scales back

Vatha, a 42-year-old construction worker, has been toiling for four years at numerous building sites across Phnom Penh. He knocks down dilapidated dwellings and in their place builds houses and apartments that are bigger, better – and increasingly higher – as demand for residential property, especially ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072757666/National-news/as-buildings-rise-safety-scales-back.html

Land Grab Claims Matched by Slander and Incitement Case

The Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court questioned four villagers among 12 summoned for questioning over a land dispute in Samakki Meanchey district, which has pitted some 80 local families against the owner of a private company they accuse of taking their land. While the dispute stems from alleged land grabbing, ...

GE Engines to power Cambodian rice husk power project

GE Energy has signed a contract with Cambodian industrial conglomerate Soma Group to supply two of its engines to power a biomass gasification facility. Soma Group’s Hak Se mill biomass gasification project is located in Cambodia’s rural rice milling region Kamphong Cham, and reinforces a 2011 ...

http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/7870/ge-engines-to-power-cambodian-rice-husk-power-project

Arbitrator Rules On Future of Gold Tower 42

Arbitrators in Seoul have ruled that the company contracted to build the $240 million Gold Tower 42 project in Phnom Penh was in breach of contract after failing to raise funds to finish the project, which resulted in work stopping almost two years ago, a ...

Gov't, NGOs, firms finalize migrant contract

After a year of mounting concern over the treatment of migrant workers both within and outside Cambodia, the Ministry of Labor, NGOs and recruitment agencies yesterday reached an agreement on standardized contracts aimed at minimizing the possibility for exploitation. The groups agreed on a contract between ...

Abby Seiff and Cheng Sokhorng, p.25

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