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

Truckers petition Hun Sen for import tax cut

More than 400 truck owners and drivers gathered in Phnom Penh on Monday to ask Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet to help them secure tax breaks and keep driving their illegal right-hand-drive vehicles, but were turned away and asked to come back with more documentation. ...

Ben Sokhean

PM’s cabinet refuses Khmer Krom petition

A cabinet secretary for Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday refused to accept a petition from a Khmer Krom activist group because, he said, it was “not my job.” ...

Sek Odom

After ministry’s intervention, families ask Hun Sen for help

A representative of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet yesterday advised 163 families involved in a 6-year land dispute with a businesswoman in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district to seek the Justice Ministry’s expertise after the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday it had swapped the contested ...

Sek Odom

Villagers seek refuge in Phnom Penh pagoda again

About 160 villagers from Kratie province’s Snuol district embroiled in a land dispute with a plantation owner are the latest evictees to take residence in Phnom Penh’s Samakki Raingsey pagoda. A spokesman for City Hall, which has made repeated efforts in recent months to prevent the ...

Aun Pheap and George Wright

Hun Sen’s cabinet accepts petition of villagers

The cabinet of Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday accepted a petition from villagers from Kratie province’s Snuol district who are requesting intervention in a land dispute with a plantation owner. Kong Chamroeun, a secretary in the prime minister’s cabinet, met about 100 villagers at Phnom ...

Aun Pheap

Farmers ask Hun Sen for help, told to go home

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet on Tuesday refused to accept a petition from some 200 farmers who traveled from Kratie province to Phnom Penh to ask for help in settling their land dispute with a plantation owner, urging them to try settling the case with ...

Aun Pheap

Families ask Hun Sen for help to reclaim farms

Dozens of representatives from at least 100 recently evicted families accused of illegally occupying state land in Kratie province traveled to Phnom Penh on Monday morning to petition Prime Minister Hun Sen for his help getting their land back. The families say local authorities have been ...

Aun Pheap

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