News

Protesters Mix Petitions, Black Magic to Get Land

Sporting red bandanas and armed with the accoutrements of Khmer black magic, several hundred demonstrators representing embattled communities throughout the country held noisy protests outside several government offices yesterday, where they placed curses on corrupt officials and submitted written petitions demanding justice. Unlike previous protests that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/protesters-mix-petitions-black-magic-to-get-land-30761/

Dam Firm Told to Build Homes for Affected Communities

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the company responsible for building the Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng province will be in charge of constructing homes for thousands of villagers that will be displaced according to a statement Friday by the Council of ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Families Evicted From Canal as Part of Clean-Up

Three families were evicted and their houses torn down by authorities in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district yesterday after officials claimed that residents there were polluting a canal with rubbish. The authorities last week warned that families living inside 38 houses in Niroth commune were illegally occupying ...

Residents not budging

About 40 families in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district are disputing local authorities’ demand that they abandon their homes without compensation so the government can increase a nearby canal’s capacity. The residents, who were asked on September 28 to vacate their homes within a week by Meanchey ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102459388/National-news/residents-grow-desperate-as-forced-eviction-starts.html

Land Dispute Protesters' Request Has Little Effect

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet yesterday said it would take no action on a request from about 100 villagers living inside a social land concession in Preah Vihear province seeking a resolution to an ongoing dispute over 5,000 hectares of land. Since 2007, villagers have protested ...

Habitat Day Marked by capital's evictees

Evictees wearing small model houses on their heads to symbolize their struggles marched to the National Assembly yesterday to ask authorities to intervene to stop more forced evictions. About 400 representatives of 40 communities across the capital joined human rights activists at the former Dey Krahorm eviction site ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100959176/National-news/habitat-day-marked-by-capitals-evictees.html

Hundreds Rally to Stop Forced Land Evictions in Phnom Penh

Hundreds of families from more than a dozen communities joined local human rights groups yesterday as they rallied outside the National Assembly for World Habitat Day, calling for an end to forced land evictions in Phnom Penh. Among those protesting were residents from the Boeng ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/hundreds-rally-to-stop-forced-land-evictions-in-phnom-penh/

NGO plans to build mini-city

An NGO’s plan to build an “entire city” for the victims of a forced eviction has been backed by the Phnom Penh municipal government, with preliminary construction already under way. The $2.2 to $2.5 million project, devised by the organisation People for Care and Learning, is expected ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859152/National-news/ngo-plans-to-replace-slum-with-new-city.html

Government Forms Commission to Evict Families Near Airport

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An yesterday approved the creation of a joint commission which will undertake the role of evicting hundreds of families living near the Phnom Penh International Airport before the Asean and East Asia summits commence next month. Mr. Sath [Choam Chao commune ...

Mass Eviction Looms Ahead Of East Asia Summit

Hundreds of families living near Phnom Penh International Airport are facing imminent eviction from heir homes as security preparations begin for world leaders who will attend next month’s Asean and East Asia summits. A total of 387 families living on 6.3 hectares of land to the ...

Protesters Employ New Tactic At Eviction Demonstrations

Protester’s from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak and Borei Keila communities demonstrated outside the Ministry of Justice yesterday by employing a new tactic: locking themselves up inside a cage. With about 100 people in attendance, two protesters crouched inside a small cage to protest against the detention ...

Life on the edge of eviction

A group of families in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district gathered in their sludge-filled street yesterday, fearing authorities were moving in to evict them – for a second time. Many of the Andong village residents had taken the day off work; if anyone was coming ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100459108/National-news/on-the-edge-of-eviction-in-phnom-penh.html

Land Issues Are Dominating Talks Between Citizens, Lawmakers

Land conflicts, discrimination, corruption and inequality dominated discussions between citizens and lawmakers at forums across the country this year, according to the U.S.-based organization the National Democratic Institute (NDI). In its annual report, obtained yesterday, the NDI noted “significant consistencies in the concerns facing Cambodians across ...

Policing, Free Expression Raised at Donor Meeting

Amid a recent spike in police violence against land protesters, Cambodia’s foreign donors yesterday together called on the government for “responsible policing” and expressed “concern” over the trend. The relative candor from aid donors toward the end of the high-level but long-delayed meeting with top government ...

Families Face Re-Eviction, Submit City Hall Petition

Representatives of 19 families facing the eviction from their homes in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district submitted a petition to City Hall yesterday, demanding land as compensation. The families claim that the eviction is doubly bitter because they had been relocated to Andong 3 Village, Kouk ...

Eviction Protest Held Outside Donor Meeting

Anti-eviction activists from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak and Borei Keila neighborhoods, dressed as white doves, protested yesterday in front of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, where the country’s donors were meeting with top government officials to discuss the country’s reform targets. Donning paper helmets ...

Anti-Eviction Activists Conjure Up Curses to Bolster Cause

Residents of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak and Borei Keila neighborhoods yesterday sprinkled a concoction of chili, salt and black rice into flames of a small fire in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to “curse” the court officials they accuse of unjustly charging and ...

Contact us

Contact us

Do you have questions on the content published by Open Development Cambodia (ODC)? We will gladly help you.

Have you found a technical problem or issue on the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website?

Tell us how we're doing.

Do you have resources that could help expand the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website? We will review any map data, laws, articles, and documents that we do not yet have and see if we can implement them into our site. Please make sure the resources are in the public domain or fall under a Creative Commons license.

File was deleted
ERROR!

Disclaimer: Open Development Cambodia (ODC) will thoroughly review all submitted resources for integrity and relevancy before the resources are hosted. All hosted resources will be in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons. We thank you for your support.

Z68Uh
* The idea box couldn't be blank! Something's gone wrong, Please Resubmit the form! Please add the code correctly​ first.

Thank you for taking the time to get in contact!