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NGOs lay out plans for election

A coalition of watchdogs and other civil society groups yesterday announced their intention to form a “situation room” for the 2017 commune elections in order to monitor the voting process for irregularities. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-lay-out-plans-election

Maid accused of hitting baby in Singapore

Singaporean police have investigated allegations that a Cambodian woman working as a maid in the city-state assaulted an infant in her care, according to the Cambodian ambassador there and a Singaporean recruitment agency. Cheth Naren, Cambodian ambassador to Singapore, said that three Cambodian women came to ...

Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/maid-accused-of-hitting-baby-in-singapore-64328/

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/

Tycoon back in firing line

For the second time in as many weeks, an NGO has accused tycoon Try Pheap of facilitating illegal logging in a protected forest during the election campaign and post-election period, and with the protection of authorities. In a report set to be released today by the ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tycoon-back-firing-line

New Battambang Passport Office Caters to Migrant Workers

The government announced Monday that it will open a new passport office in the northwest province of Battambang, the first such office outside Phnom Penh. In a statement, posted to the Ministry of Interior website, the ministry said that the new passport office will serve people ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-battambang-passport-office-caters-to-migrant-workers-28788/

Boost For Animal Healthcare

Cambodia’s promising animal feed sector will soon see support from a big pharmaceutical manufacturer which is now studying local demand for animal healthcare – a nearly untapped market. “We intend to introduce animal health business in Cambodia for our farm products and feed mills,” Khalid Baig, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051365566/Business/boost-for-animal-healthcare.html

Villagers Make Heady Claims Against NGO

Families living in Koh Kong province have called on the provincial governor to intervene in what they claim are ongoing land disputes with Forestry Administration authorities and conservation NGO Wildlife Alliance. Thirty-eight families from Mondul Seima and Khemarak Pumin districts have 110 hectares of land between ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051065550/National/villagers-make-heady-claims-against-ngo.html

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 ...

Malaysia called out on MoU

Malaysia needs to start “paying attention” to a worker protection agreement with Cambodia that has languished for almost two years, a Ministry of Interior official said at a meeting yesterday. The meeting, which included officials from the ministries of Interior, Women’s Affairs, Tourism, Foreign Affairs and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082958343/National-news/malaysia-called-out-on-mou.html

Adhoc Rights Worker Charged With Aiding 'Perpetrator'

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned Chan Soveth, a long-serving senior investigator at rights group Adhoc, over charges of aiding an unnamed perpetrator in Phnom Penh earlier this year, according to a copy of the citation obtained yesterday. Dated Aug. 9 and sent to Adhoc’s ...

Coral reef areas to gain protection in Cambodia

Cambodia’s first Marine Protection Area will be established around two emerging tourist destinations, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem islands, a British conservation group has announced. NGO Coral Cay Conservation said last week that it has been invited to map out a 300-square-kilometre MPA by the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557610/National-news/coral-reef-areas-to-gain-protection-in-cambodia.html

Supporters Pray for Mam Sonando’s Release

More than a hundred supporters of imprisoned Beehive Radio owner Mam Sonando gathered at the Preah Ang Dang Keu Shrine in front of the Royal Palace yesterday morning to offer prayers for his release. Sporting shirts printed with photos of Mr. Sonando, the group lit candles ...

National Rail Project Heralded by Eviction Notices in Poipet

Poipet City authorities have given dozens of families living along a section of railway slated for renovation 10 days to move or face forcible eviction. Poipet City Deputy Governor An Vanak said that the eviction notice was sent Monday to about 40 families, only eight of ...

Controversial figure in land dispute arrested

Touch Seouly, the head of an NGO involved in a years-long land dispute that has sparked violent and sometimes fatal clashes across several provinces in the south, was arrested on Friday after villagers in Kampot province lodged a new round of complaints with authorities. Kampot provincial ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071657438/National-news/controversial-figure-arrested.html

Electric bill hike gets thumbs down

More than 200 villagers in Preah Vihear town thumb-printed a joint complaint to rights group Adhoc over the weekend asking them to appeal to provincial authorities to intervene after their private electricity company raised its prices by more than 1,000 riel per kilowatt hour, NGO ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070957295/National-news/electric-bill-hike.html

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