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Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/thousands-attend-cnrp-organised-pro-democracy-vigil-south-korea

Youth to protest Vietnam land grabs

The Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) is urging the public to join a mass demonstration on October 10 against Vietnam, due to what they say is a continued encroachment by the neighboring country on Cambodian territory through two settlements currently under construction. In an announcement sent out ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30212/youth-to-protest-vietnam-land-grabs/

Union Delivers Leaflets Urging Garment Worker Strike

The Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU) is distributing 10,000 leaflets to garment workers across Phnom Penh, urging them to join a strike on Sunday, CCU officials said yesterday. “We would like to invite them to join us to demand for an increase if the base ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Protesters Call For Release of Boeng Kak 15

About 100 residents from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak community rallied in front of the National Assembly yesterday to demand the release of 13 women sentenced to jail last week and two others now in pretrial detention for opposing evictions resulting from a real estate project ...

Snap Court Verdict Sentences 13 Lake Protesters to Prison

Thirteen land protesters who were seized during a demonstration earlier this week were handed heavy prison sentences after a quick court hearing on Thursday, even as two more people were arrested and a monk was facing the threat of defrocking for participating in similar land ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Snap-Court-Verdict-Sentences-13-Lake-Protesters-to-Prison-153695585.html

Factory Workers Continue to Strike for Higher Wages

About 4,000 garment workers from factories that produce clothing for international brands H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss continued protesting yesterday in Phnom Penh for higher wages, union representatives said. Singaporean-owned SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd. parked three large trucks in front of their Meanchey district factories ...

Boeung Kak 13 held without charge

Thirteen women hauled into police vehicles during a demonstration at Boeung Kak lake on Tuesday were being held without charge at Phnom Penh police headquarters last night. About 70 Boeung Kak villagers rallied outside Phnom Penh municipal court yesterday in support of the arrested women, who ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052456371/National-news/b-kak-13-held-without-charge.html

Arrests greet symbolic Boeung Kak gesture

Thirteen Boeung Kak women, including a 67-year-old, were arrested and forced into police vans and trucks yesterday as about 200 Phnom Penh municipal police and security officers cracked down on a 100-strong demonstration at the site. The group, which included Boeung Kak lake residents, evictees and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052356334/National-news/bringing-down-the-house.html

Blackout protest nixed by authorities

Kampong Thom provincial authorities blocked Sam Rainsy Party officials’ plans to hold a non-violent demonstration today to call attention to frequent power outages, according to an official letter from deputy governor Sorm Sophath obtained by the Post. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051656182/National-news/blackout-protest-nixed-by-authorities.html

Protesters Block Highway Over Alleged Land Grabs by Firms

About 500 protesters erected barricades on National Road 76a in Kratie province’s Snuol district on Saturday to protest the loss of their farmland and homes to encroachment by three agro-industry firms: Sovann Rithy, Samnang Angkor and Dai Nam Cambodia, officials said yesterday. The protest, which remained ...

After clashes, tentative agreement for Borei Keila

Following their fourth protest in as many weeks, residents of Phnom Penh’s displaced Borei Keila community yesterday reached a tentative housing agreement with development firm Phanimex, company and village representatives said yesterday. The meeting came after a protest yesterday morning in which more than 100 residents ...

Villagers Block Rubber Company From Forest

60 villagers in Svay Rieng province demonstrated to prevent the Mittapheap Rubber Company from moving its machinery into the area. The company has plans to clear 500 hectares of land in what the villagers claim is their protected community forest. Adhoc is investigating the claims ...

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