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Angry truckers deliver petitions in capital

Dozens of military police were deployed in Phnom Penh on Wednesday as about 80 truck drivers rallied outside the General Department of Cus­toms and Excise demanding tax breaks and for right-hand drive vehicles to be legalized, an official said. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/angry-truckers-deliver-petitions-in-capital-98650/

Tep Vanny—From Boeng Kak Protester to Globe-Trotting Advocate

On the morning of September 23, anti-eviction champion Tep Vanny was grappling with a legion of security guards blocking the entrance of the Daun Penh district offices while fellow protesters dismantled a razor-wire barricade nearby. The next day, she was on a plane to Washington ...

Mech Dara and Ben Woods
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tep-vanny-from-boeng-kak-protests-to-globe-trotting-advocate-44583/

British Businessman Arrested over Alleged Land Fraud

The British chairman of an embattled agricultural investment firm was arrested Saturday by Cambodian authorities over charges of forging documents and using them in an attempt to illegally purchase thousands of hectares of land, a court prosecutor said. Greg Fryett, the main shareholder of Sustainable Agro ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/british-businessman-arrested-over-alleged-land-fraud-15882/

Capital ideas for developers

Peering out over the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh from a sixteenth-storey private balcony at the new Bellevue Apartments, one could watch for hours as cranes swing back in forth over all the new developments on the west side of the water. “Phnom ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/332995/capital-ideas-for-developers

Businesses Told to Close for 8 Days for King Father's Funeral

Business owners in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district yesterday said they will not follow a government directive to close their businesses for eight days in observance of the second mourning period for the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. The order, which was distributed on Sunday to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.org

ACLEDA builds new HQ

ACLEDA Bank, Cambodia’ leading commercial bank, held a ground-breaking ceremony yesterday for its new 20-storey headquarters, which will be located directly behind its present building. The new headquarters will cover 43,000 square metres, with parking for 700 cars. Construction is scheduled for completion in two years. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012121860336/Business/acleda-builds-new-hq.html

Tenants Look for Apartments Beyond Daun Penh

Foreign renters are vacating apartments in Phnom Penh’s central Daun Penh district and opting for cheaper, more spacious and better-equipped living spaces elsewhere in the city, realtors and landlords say. As a result, landlords in Daun Penh are being forced to decrease rental prices to try ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/tenants-look-for-apartments-beyond-daun-penh-6481/

Casino-Funded Election Committee Office Breaks Ground

The National Election Committee (NEC) broke ground yesterday on a $12-million tower being funded by the casino company NagaCorp that is set to take more than two years to complete and has drawn concern from election groups. At a ceremony that took place on National Assembly ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Police Detain Man Seeking Justice for Sonando

A 75-year-old man living near the former site of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake was detained by police on Thursday after he was found collecting thumbprints from villagers for a petition calling for the release of jailed independent radio station owner Mam Sonando, villagers said ...

City Starts Building Road Near Boeng Kak Lake

The Phnom Penh Municipality has begun construction work on a road skirting the area formerly taken up by the Boeng Kak lake, according to a statement posted on the city’s website. On Monday, the municipality held an inauguration ceremony for construction of a 615-meter concrete road ...

Number of Condominiums Grows in Phnom Penh

The number of condominiums in Phnom Penh has increased 22 percent to 2,578 units since the beginning of the year, according to data released yesterday by Asia Real Estate Cambodia. The firm said that the majority of the new units came from the completion of 10 ...

Union Representative Beaten, Arrested by Police

A union representative was beaten with electric batons and arrested by police in Phnom Penh yesterday after more than 20 garment workers marched to submit a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet. The petitioners, workers at the Tai Yang garment factory who belong to the ...

Daun Penh Vagrants Rounded Up Prior to Asean

Authorities in Daun Penh district rounded up more than 80 homeless people, drug users and prostitutes ahead of this week’s high-level meetings for Asean and regional delegates in Phnom Penh, a district official said yesterday. District governor Sok Sambath said that the 82 people rounded up ...

'Hong Kong Land' Project Pushed Back to 2013

Property development firm Hongkong Land (HKL) will not break ground on a 10,700-square-meter mixed-use office and retail project in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district until at least 2013, officials at the firm said Thursday. HKL acquired the property behind the U.S. Embassy in April 2011 as ...

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