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Consultation forum held with CSOs and NGOs

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall and civil society organisations on Tuesday held a consultation forum with the theme Development Partnership with non-Governmental organisations (NGOs), the first such meeting this year. Around 700 people from various state institutions and 50 civil society organisations attended the forum, although ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/consultation-forum-held-csos-and-ngos

Police chief called on to curb protests in capital

Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng on Tuesday told the newly appointed municipal police chief to continue preventing protests and crimes of all kinds in the capital. Sar Thet, who maintains his position as deputy National Police chief, replaced Chuon Sovann who has been promoted as ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-chief-called-curb-protests-capital

Railway families deliver petition to PM seeking reduction in land takeover

The protesters represent a community of over 1,000 families living along a railway in the capital’s Russey Keo district. Plans to replace the track with a new, broader road will displace people in three communes. The new road and accompanying sidewalks would be 60 metres ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/railway-families-deliver-petition-pm-seeking-reduction-land-takeover

Bus service loses $150k per month

Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng has claimed City Hall loses about $150,000 every month covering the costs of staff and other expenses to support public bus services. City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said that although the state lost money, there were two important advantages to ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50104614/bus-service-loses-150k-per-month/

Report shows decrease in fires in past year

The Interior Ministry’s department of fire control officials said yesterday that fires killed 22 and injured 12 in 2017. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098592/report-shows-decrease-fires-past-year/

City governor tackles illegal medication sales

The Phnom Penh governor said he would crack down on pharmacies who do not follow the laws of the Health Ministry. Governor Khuong Sreng vowed to ban practices such as the selling of medication without a license and the dissemination of illegal medications, and to search ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098125/city-governor-tackles-illegal-medication-sales/

Labor day marches planned despite ban from city hall

Phnom Penh City Hall has rejected a request for two large-scale Labor Day marches on Sunday, but the unionists who have organized the demonstrations say they will proceed as planned.     ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/labor-day-marches-planned-despite-ban-from-city-hall-111969/

Phnom Penh begins upgrading street signs

The Phnom Penh municipal government has started a two-month project to replace and add a few hundred street signs across the city with what officials say are superior models, starting with Norodom Boulevard and going as far south as the Ministry of Interior. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-begins-upgrading-street-signs-99254/

Despite show of force, pagoda visit peaceful

Deputy Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng on Tuesday reversed course on a City Hall announcement that it was investigating Wat Samakki Raingsey over alleged anti-government behavior and secessionist designs, comments that sparked fears among its monks that the independent-minded pagoda would be shut down. During a ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/despite-show-of-force-pagoda-visit-peaceful-77721/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/peaceful-protest-turned-away-from-freedom-park-76437/

Borei Keila reps want in on housing talks

Evictees from the Borei Keila community protested in front of City Hall on Friday to demand their inclusion in a working group that has been tasked with resolving the long-running dispute in which a development firm failed to provide decent housing for hundreds of people ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/borei-keila-reps-want-in-on-housing-talks-67637/

Firm’s Split From Boeng Kak Project Confirmed

The Chinese firm that was financially backing an ambitious project to develop Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood has pulled out, Chinese Embassy and company officials have confirmed, and no other investor appears to have taken its place. That makes the Erdos Hongjun Investment Corporation at least ...

Zsombor Peter and Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/firms-split-from-boeng-kak-project-confirmed-64318/

Villagers vow to defy fresh ban on marches

More than 1,500 villagers plan to march to the Anti-Corruption Unit and National Assembly in Phnom Penh on Thursday in defiance of a fresh ban issued by City Hall prohibiting them from doing so. The villagers form a group known as the Land Communities for Peace ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villagers-vow-to-defy-fresh-ban-on-marches-59966/

City Hall offers final warning to displaced farmers

A group of about 200 farmers from Kratie province refused on Thursday to leave a pagoda in Phnom Penh—their home base for protests against their eviction at the hands of a Vietnamese rubber company—as the city’s deputy governor warned them that the municipal government would ...

Aun Pheap and George Wright
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-hall-offers-final-warning-to-displaced-kratie-farmers-59436/

Cambodia bans trade unions from marking May Day at capital's Freedom Park

Cambodian authorities on Wednesday refused permission for the 18 opposition-aligned trade unions and associations to celebrate an International Labor Day event on May 1 at the capital’s Freedom Park. “The Phnom Penh Municipality does not allow the trade unions and associations to organize this event at ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-04/30/c_133301779.htm

Sonando next to test capital ban

Beehive Radio president Mam Sonando has said he and his supporters will defy the capital’s ban on demonstrations at the Ministry of Interior this morning after the government refused to issue his station a licence for increased bandwidth. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sonando-next-test-capital-ban

Union leader violates protest law: Phnom Penh official

Phnom Penh official on Wednesday said that union leader Chea Mony violated the protest law and protest ban which was imposed by the government recently for the security concern. The Deputy Governor made the comment after Chea led march along the streets to mark the ...

The Cambodian Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=M2MxNjBiZGRhZWU

More Plots Readied for Land Titles at Boeng Kak

Phnom Penh deputy governor Khuong Sreng oversaw the demarcation of five more plots of land Thursday in the city’s Boeng Kak neighborhood, where at least 48 families are still fighting for formal land titles. Some 3,000 families have been evicted from the neighborhood since the city ...

Mech Dara and Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-plots-readied-for-land-titles-at-boeng-kak-51002/

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