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Gov’t: drive safe, pay workers

The Interior Ministry is hoping last year’s relative decrease in traffic accidents and deaths during the Pchum Ben holiday is a sign of things to come and asked citizens again this year to drive safely as they crisscross the country to celebrate the holiday. In a ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29891/gov---t--drive-safe--pay-workers/

Beating of woman in South Korea prompts embassy response

Photographs and video footage of a Cambodian woman being savagely beaten by her Chinese supervisor in a satellite city of Seoul were shared more than a thousand times on social media on Wednesday, prompting the Cambodian Em­bassy to find the woman and take her to ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/beating-woman-south-korea-prompts-embassy-response-118023/

Critics: Cambodia's new Korea envoy has ‘no experience’

A direct phone call from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen alerted Phnom Penh city hall deputy Long Dimanche to his new role as the country’s envoy to South Korea. ...

Pin Silvan
http://www.voanews.com/content/critics-cambodia-new-korea-envoy-has-no-experience/3294172.html

City Hall spokesman named new ambassador to South Korea

Long Dimanche, the spokesman for Phnom Penh City Hall and son of a secretary of state in the Foreign Affairs Ministry, has been appointed to replace Suth Dina, the disgraced former ambassador to South Korea. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-hall-spokesman-named-new-ambassador-to-south-korea-111113/

Women’s day bike ride blocked by police, security guards

More than 200 activists attempting to cycle from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to the National Assembly in Phnom Penh to mark International Women’s Day were penned in by authorities Tuesday morning after pedaling less than 100 meters. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/109648-109648/

Women’s day bike ride blocked by police, security guards

More than 200 activists attempting to cycle from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to the National Assembly in Phnom Penh to mark International Women’s Day were penned in by authorities Tuesday morning after pedaling less than 100 meters.​ ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/109648-109648/

City hall planning to privatize 280-hectare development site

City Hall plans to privatize a 280-hectare plot of public land set aside for a $3 billion development by the Over­seas Cambodia Investment Cor­poration (OCIC) in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district, officials said Thursday.   ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-hall-planning-to-privatize-280-hectare-development-site-109413/

City hall plans first pedestrian bridge

City Hall plans to build Phnom Penh’s first pedestrian bridge across National Road 4 in front of Chumpo Voan market in Por Senchey district to ensure safety in accordance with the plan to expand the road. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21977/city-hall-plans-first-pedestrian-bridge/

Chroy Changvar residents file petition over satellite city

Nearly 100 residents from six communities within Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district filed a petition to City Hall, the Canadian Embassy and the World Bank yesterday demanding intervention in a land dispute with the Overseas Cambodian Investment Corporation (OCIC), which is responsible for constructing a ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21918/chroy-changvar-residents-file-petition-over-satellite-city/

Government cancels contract with Phnom Penh Security company

The Cambodian government decided to cancel all of its contracts with the Roth Sen Sopheap Company, a private security company owned by Roth Sen Sopheap, according to a letter dated last Friday and obtained by Khmer Times yesterday.   ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21427/government-cancels-contract-with-phnom-penh-security-company/

PM pulls no punches on US arrival

In a wide-ranging speech to ruling Cambodian People’s Party supporters in California yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen slammed the US government as well as the opposition, and said his presence at the US-ASEAN Summit at Rancho Mirage was no different than that of US President ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21430/pm-pulls-no-punches-on-us-arrival/

Communities in Daun Penh to receive land titles

Temporary residents on state-owned plots in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district will receive land titles, according to an official letter from the Council of Ministers released Friday. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21416/communities-in-daun-penh-to-receive-land-titles/

Trear 4 villagers affected by sewage water logging demand for compensation from lake filling company

4 families living in Trear 4 village, Stung Meanchey commune, Mean Chey district, asked the local authority for providing compensation due to lake filling by a private company that caused sewage water and mud logging, also house and other properties damaging. ...

Sereymony
http://www.rfa.org/khmer/news/land/villager-demands-compensate-02072016033412.html

Reservoir residents could face eviction

A government sub-decree dated February 3 defined 3,200 hectares of Tamoak Lake as state-owned land, sparking eviction fears among residents. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/reservoir-residents-could-face-eviction

Trash pact in crosshairs

City Hall has warned Phnom Penh’s sole waste management firm that it has just one more opportunity to lift its game before its oft-criticised contract comes under threat. ...

Morn Vanntey and Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trash-pact-crosshairs

City seeks to halt land sales at Boeung Trabek

Municipal officials said yesterday that they would take steps to combat what they said was the unlawful occupation of portions of Boeung Trabek lake, which the city hopes to clear out to restore its ability to hold rainwater and reduce flooding. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-seeks-halt-land-sales-boeung-trabek

Ministry threatens action against illegal construction

In an effort to clamp down on illegal construction, the Ministry of Land Management, Urbanization and Construction yesterday threatened to take strict legal action against the owners of any construction companies operating without permits in cities and central areas nationwide. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18711/ministry-threatens-action-against-illegal-construction/

New Phnom Penh land master plan passed

The Council of Ministers yesterday approved a sweeping new master plan for managing urban development in Phnom Penh over the next 20 years, according to a statement from the cabinet, although it was scant on specifics. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-phnom-penh-land-master-plan-passed-102872/

Residents angry over canal wall collapse

Residents living next to a sewage canal in Chomchao commune are concerned about their safety after the walls containing the canal and the ground around it began to collapse when contractors began work on a nearby construction site. ...

Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18259/residents-angry-over-canal-wall-collapse/

Security beefed up for Russia’s Medvedev during 4-day visit

Large numbers of security forces have been deployed at locations in Siem Reap province and Phnom Penh to protect Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who arrived in Cambodia on Sunday with a delegation of Russian officials for a combination of official meetings and sightseeing. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/security-beefed-up-for-russias-medvedev-during-4-day-visit-101155/

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