Freedom Park finally cleared of car brokers

The Daun Penh district governor yesterday said his authorities had successfully carried out an order from City Hall last week to clear all cars for sale around Freedom Park. ...

Sen David

New Freedom Park gets new name

The new Freedom Park will open within the next three months and will be renamed Democracy Square, according to City Hall yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear

Court hears guards’ stories

The trial of 11 opposition activists facing charges of “insurrection” – laid in the wake of a violent protest precisely one year ago – continued yesterday with testimony from four of the 29 Daun Penh district security guards who are plaintiffs in the case. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Freedom Park insurrection trial to start today

The trial of 11 opposition officials and activists, who face up to 30 years in prison on charges related to a July protest that turned violent, is finally due to get under way today, amid widespread censure from human rights groups and campaigners. In a strongly ...

Charles Parkinson

Peaceful protest turned away from Freedom Park

Some 50 Daun Penh district security guards and about as many riot police prevented 100 anti-eviction protesters from gathering at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Tuesday after the city deemed the gathering illegal. The protesters were from a number of eviction-hit communities, including the Boeng Kak ...

Mech Dara

City Hall turns away anti-eviction protesters

The Phnom Penh municipal government on Monday rejected a request from protesters to stage a one-month demonstration in the city’s Freedom Park for the release of 10 jailed activists and refused to receive their latest petition demanding a solution to their long-running land disputes. About 100 ...

Ben Sokhean

Cambodia's police are in the market for water cannon trucks ‘to be used against demonstrations

The Cambodian police has released a public bidding notice for the procurement of two water cannon trucks which they specifically mentioned are going “to be used against demonstrations. ...

Global Voices News Staff

Garment workers march for higher wages

More than 1,000 garment workers gathered in Phnom Penh and marched through the city center Sunday, demanding a “decent wage” from their factories, the largest garment-sector demonstration in the capital since military police fatally suppressed a protest for higher wages in January. ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter

Councillor for CNRP arrested

An opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party district councillor in Phnom Penh was arrested yesterday in connection with a CNRP-led protest at Freedom Park on July 15 that turned violent. At least 15 CNRP members or supporters have been charged in connection with the violence, which saw ...

Chhay Channyda

Khmer Krom vow more protests, again

Kampuchea Krom activists are planning yet another round of demonstrations to protest remarks made by a Vietnamese embassy spokesman in June, demanding Prime Minister Hun Sen cut diplomatic ties with Vietnam until a public apology is issued. ...

Pech Sotheary

Released CNRP youth called back to court

Three CNRP Youth activists facing charges of taking part in an insurrection for their alleged roles in a violent opposition protest near Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park in July have been summonsed back to court early next month. A summons signed by Investigating Judge Keo Mony calls ...

Mech Dara

Right activist says freedom of assembly is hostage of politicians

Ny Chakriya, senior official from human rights group ADHOC, said that freedom of assembly is hostage in hand of politicians. When they get along well with each other, the freedom of expression and assembly is widely opened. Chakriya said Thursday during a ceremony held to announce ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Tempers flare at bus protest

Resolution continued to elude 17 former bus drivers for the Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation Company yesterday when a demonstration at the company’s headquarters was roughly dispersed by company security after the ex-staffers tried to block buses from leaving. Sambath Vorn, president of the union whose founding ...

Mom Kunthear and Tat Oudom

Cambodian Opposition Gets Parliamentary Commission Roles

This week lawmakers from Cambodia’s opposition party are being voted onto 10 parliamentary commissions. This is a key part of a political deal in which the opposition finally agreed to take its 55 seats in parliament, ending its year-long boycott over alleged vote-rigging in the ...

Robert Carmichael

Protesters Clash With Police Outside Premier’s Home

Hundreds of housing rights protesters and evictees clashed with security forces outside Phnom Penh on Monday, leaving at least nine people with minor injuries. The clash was one of the first since major violence over Freedom Park in the capital in July. Protesters gathered outside the National ...

Suy Heimkhemra

Cambodia's ethnic Khmer Krom ends 3-day protest against Vietnamese diplomat

Some 500 ethnic minority Khmer Krom monks and activists concluded Wednesday their three-day protest against a Vietnamese diplomat, who reportedly said that South Vietnam, or former Kampuchea Krom provinces, belonged to Vietnam prior to France’s official transfer of the land in 1949. The protest ended without ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Youths mark Youth International Day

Representatives from worker unions, confederation and Cambodian youth rallied Tuesday at the Freedom Park to mark 15th Youth International Day. After rallying at the Freedom Park, they marched to present petitions to the National Assembly, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and Ministry of Labor and ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Scores of ethnic Khmer Krom hold fresh rally against Vietnamese diplomat

About 500 ethnic minority Khmer Krom monks and activists on Monday staged a fresh protest here to demand a Vietnamese diplomat to recognize the “true history” of the former Kampuchea Krom provinces. It was the third rally in the last two months after Trung Van Thong, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Unions in push for park rally

As the razor-wire came down from Freedom Park on Wednesday, a group of unions quickly filed a request to be the first people to hold a demonstration inside the park since it was put into lockdown in early January. The letter, obtained by the Post yesterday, calls on ...

Mom Kunthear and Alice Cuddy

Ban lifted from Freedom Park

City Hall has lifted the ban on public assembly at Freedom Park, which was at the center of opposition protests over the last year and the ignition point for violent clashes that led to the arrests of a handful of opposition lawmakers. Shortly after the clashes, ...

Heng Reaksmey and Kong Sothanarith

Freedom Park open as city ‘returns to normal’

The razor-wire was removed, riot police departed and Freedom Park was opened to the public for the first time in seven months Wednesday morning as City Hall declared that Phnom Penh had “returned to normal” following the swearing-in Tuesday of the CNRP’s 55 lawmakers. “Because security, ...

Mech Dara and Matt Blomberg

Cambodian capital sees 445 protests during year-long standoff

Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, recorded 445 demonstrations during a year-long political crisis following disputed election results in July last year, municipal police chief Chuon Sovann said Wednesday. “About 445 protests had occurred in the past 12 months, including more than 80 protests led by the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

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