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Authorities Seize Excavators Constructing Illegal Reservoirs

Kompong Thom provincial military police confiscated 29 excavators and arrested four drivers in a four-day operation ending yesterday aimed at stopping the illegal construction of reservoirs around the Tonle Sap lake, officials said. The reservoirs, which are used to retain water for use in dry-season farming, ...

Unresolved Land Issues Could ‘Explode,” Analysts Say

Land issues will continue to be a serious problem for Cambodia’s government, given the high number of continued crackdowns, arrests and violence, analysts say. “If an issue is covered and unsolved, one day it will explode,” Lao Monghay, an independent political analyst, told “Hello VOA,” in ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Unresolved-Land-Issues-Could-Explode-Analysts-Say-158192215.html

‘Outsiders’ denied right to vote

Just under three weeks ago, residents in Pro Ma village were running for their lives as security forces opened fire on them with automatic weapons, killing a 14-year-old girl. About 1,000 police, military police and soldiers stormed their village, fired at them indiscriminately, evicted hundreds of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060456570/National-news/outsiders-denied-right-to-vote.html

Violent crackdowns decried

Violent land evictions, unlawful prison sentences, shooting deaths and crackdowns on peaceful protests are all on a list of allegations a human rights group is voicing concerns about this week. The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee condemned the incidents in a statement released on Tuesday, calling ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056473/National-news/violent-crackdowns-decried.html

Trust govt, PM tells protesters

Prime Minister Hun Sen has told villagers they should not to protest in land disputes but rather seek help from authorities following a spate of violent crackdowns on demonstrations. The premier said protests affect public order and claimed they sometimes become violent in a statement signed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052856424/National-news/trust-govt-pm-tells-protesters.html

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