Boeng Kak protesters curse ex-city governor

More than 30 former residents of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak community protested outside the National Assembly on Thursday, calling for CPP lawmaker Kep Chuktema to be removed from his post for the suffering he caused thousands of families during a decade as municipal governor. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Cobra clan dad asked to ‘clarify’ complaint

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has invited the patriarch of a family locked in a land dispute with real estate tycoon Khun Sear to “clarify” his complaint against four officials he claims conspired to sell his home in Boeng Kak I commune without his consent, ...

Hay Pisey

Cobra clan dad asked to ‘clarify’ complaint

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has invited the patriarch of a family locked in a land dispute with real estate tycoon Khun Sear to “clarify” his complaint against four officials he claims conspired to sell his home in Boeng Kak I commune without his consent, ...

Hay Pisey

Hun Sen demands bus lines

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday used the inauguration of the Stung Meanchey overpass to call for the speedy formation of a government bus authority, as the capital eyes two new planned routes and 18 by 2020. During his speech at the site of the approximately $19 ...

Chhay Channyda

CPP official alleges embezzlement of roads budgets

A senior government official has accused authorities involved in the construction and repair of the nation’s roads of embezzling a significant portion of the money budgeted to them. Nhim Vanda, the first vice president of the National Committee for Disaster Management, on Wednesday added his voice ...

Phann Ana

Boeng Kak families ask ACU to probe Senator’s land sale

Residents of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood lodged a formal complaint with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Monday, asking it to investigate 12 current and former government officials and Senator Lao Meng Khin over the senator’s plans to sell land they say was stolen from ...

Mech Dara

Conviction against ‘Grandma Crocodile’ upheld

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld a 2012 conviction of encroaching on public land, but significantly reduced the sentence, against businesswoman Chhin Sokountheary for illegally filling in part of a Phnom Penh lake. Ms. Sokountheary—also known as Grandma Crocodile for the crocodile farm she owns—was ...

Eang Mengleng

New Documentary Explores the Societal Costs of Development

The documentary “Even A Bird Needs a Nest,” which premiered Thursday night at Meta House in Phnom Penh, starts off strong: an interview of Prime Minister Hun Sen speaking about the country’s progress and development. “The period of Hun Sen is a period of searching for ...

Denise Hruby

Thumbprint dubious: court

The legitimacy of a lawsuit filed by prominent businesswoman Chhin Sokountheary, also known as “Crocodile Grandmother”, accusing Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema of abusing his power by stealing some 34 hectares of privately owned land is being called into question by the Phnom Penh Municipal ...

‘Crocodile’ gran to file $100 million lawsuit

Prominent businesswoman Chhin Sokountheary yesterday announced her intention to sue Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema for falsifying documents saying she illegally occupied state land in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district in a bid to steal the land and develop a sports stadium on it. Sokountheary, 57 ...

Phnom Penh Gains Partnership With Tennessee City

The Phnom Penh Municipality and delegates from Cleveland, Tennessee, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to establish sister-city status, officials said. “While we are welcoming [the delegates], there are people outside who are demanding that we solve their housing problems,” said Phnom Penh Governor Kep ...

NagaCorp To Build Underground Retail Center In Phnom Penh

Nagacorp will build an underground road and retail space linking its casino complex in Phnom Penh to nearby Koh Pich, according to the announcement released by City Hall yesterday. The underground road, which will be 23 meters wide and 447 meters long, will connect to National ...

Boeung Kak Evictees Ask City Hall For Better Compensation

About 100 women forcibly evicted from Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak neighbourhood protested outside City Hall yesterday asking for upgrades to the compensation they accepted under duress to give up their homes. The women said they were representing 739 of the more than 3,000 families forced out ...

Single Company to Run Public Buses in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh could have a public bus system operating under a single company before the end of 2013 at the earliest, Phnom Penh governor Kep Chuktema said yesterday. Global (Cambodia) Trade Development, a joint venture between Cambodian and Chinese investors, had originally been chosen alongside South ...

New Year’s price hikes kick in

As many flock to their hometowns today to celebrate Khmer New Year, complaints of price hikes and border bribes have started pouring in like clockwork. Passengers arranging transport to the provinces told the Post yesterday that bus companies and taxies had raised their prices despite a ...

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