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Activist Tep Vanny makes new bid for release from Cambodia prison

Boeung Kak community land activist Tep Vanny is making another bid for release in a case that sent her to prison over a 2013 protest outside the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Vanny’s sister, Huot Chansovann, filed a petition on Monday to Hun Sen’s ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-tep-vanny-makes-new-bid-release-cambodia-prison

Sesan Dam Holdout Families Petition Ministry for Intervention

Representatives of holdout families who are refusing to evacuate two Stung Treng province villages that will be flooded by the Lower Sesan II dam traveled to Phnom Penh to petition the Mines and Energy Ministry for help on Friday. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sesan-dam-holdout-families-petition-ministry-for-intervention-134087/

Bunong Say They Don't Want Private Land Titles

Ethnic Bunong villagers living in Mondolkiri province’s Pech Chreada district have sent a petition to the Ministry of Land Management, urging the government to refrain from issuing them private land titles, local officials said yesterday. This way they may instead to eligible for a communal title ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Workers petition Korean government

More than 300 striking workers from the International Fashion Royal garment factory in Phnom Penh appealed for assistance from the South Korean Embassy yesterday afternoon after police blocked their march to Por Sen Chey District Hall, a union official said. Ten days of striking for a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012260899/National/workers-petition-korean-government.html

Lawmakers Reject Petition

Lawmakers from Cambodia’s ruling party on Monday refused to accept a petition from hundreds of people who held a rally calling for the government’s help in resolving land disputes, drawing criticism from activists who questioned the effectiveness of the country’s parliament. The appeal, which contained more ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/petition-12172012164439.html

Villagers Demand That Power Company Lower Rates

More than 1,000 families in four communes in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district submitted a petition Sunday to local officials demanding that a private electricity company either lower its rates or the commune switch to cheaper state-run power, villagers and commune chiefs said yesterday. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Boeng Kak Evictees Continue Fight for Land Titles

About 50 Boeng Kak residents protested outside Prime Minister Hun Sne’s Peace Palace yesterday and submitted a petition to the Council of Minister asking for land titles in their long-running dispute with a company part-owned by CPP senator Lao Meng Khin. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Police Detain Man Seeking Justice for Sonando

A 75-year-old man living near the former site of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake was detained by police on Thursday after he was found collecting thumbprints from villagers for a petition calling for the release of jailed independent radio station owner Mam Sonando, villagers said ...

Municipality Blames Trade Union for Violent Protest

The Phnom Penh Municipality issued a statement yesterday accusing the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions of violating their agreement when a garment workers’ protest on July 11 turned violent. Some 20 garment factory workers from the Tai Yang factory had marched to submit a petition to ...

Garment strikers set sights for capital again

Strikers from Kandal province’s Tai Yang and Camwell factories, which supply Levi’s and Gap, will converge on the capital again today to keep pressing for seniority bonuses, Cambodian Confederation of Unions president Rong Chhun said. The 150 workers who remain on strikewill deliver a petition to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072357560/National-news/garment-strikers-set-sights-for-capital-again.html

Boeng Kak Women Meet US Ambassador for Women’s Affairs

Five women from the Boeng Kak lake community met with the U.S. ambassador-at-large for women’s affairs on Saturday in Siem Reap City, asking the U.S. to intervene in their case and put pressure on the Cambodian government to stop violence against women. Meeting on the sidelines ...

Union Official Forced to Sign ‘Confession’

A union representative who was beaten and detained by police during a protest Wednesday was released after being forced to sign a statement taking responsibility for starting a fight with authorities, union officials said yesterday. A bloodied Rong Panha, a representative of the Cambodian Alliance of ...

Union Representative Beaten, Arrested by Police

A union representative was beaten with electric batons and arrested by police in Phnom Penh yesterday after more than 20 garment workers marched to submit a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet. The petitioners, workers at the Tai Yang garment factory who belong to the ...

Borei Keila evictees turn to Clinton

As the ASEAN summit turns Phnom Penh into a buzz of diplomatic activity, the chance to send a well-timed message has not been lost on the local community. Fifteen representatives of the evicted families of Borei Keila yesterday filed a petition asking US Secretary of State ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071057318/National-news/borei-keila-evictees-turn-to-clinton.html

Strikers move protest to Phnom Penh

Thousands of workers from Tai Yang Enterprise, a supplier for major brands including Levis and the Gap, will move their nearly three-week-old strike from their factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district to Freedom Park in Phnom Penh tomorrow in order to bring their petition ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071057320/National-news/strikers-move-to-phnom-penh.html

B Kak 15 Petition Sent to Japanese Embassy

Boeng Kak protesters continued their fight for the release of 14 women and one man imprisoned since May 24, delivering a petition to the Senate and the Japanese Embassy on Friday that they hope will spur new intervention in the long-running land dispute. More than 100 ...

Visits short for jailed Boeung Kak spouses

Boeung Kak villager Heng Tong has seen his wife, Heng Mom, for a total of 15 minutes since she was sent to Prey Sar prison after a three-hour trial on May 24. He has been granted three visits and has had to bring money to pay ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856675/National-news/visits-short-for-jailed-spouses.html

Boeung Kak royal petition stymied

Boeung Kak demonstrators left the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh disappointed yesterday after their petition calling for the release of 15 Boeung Kak lake residents locked in Prey Sar prison was not accepted. About 50 villagers, flanked by supporters, marched to the palace from the National ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656620/National-news/b-kak-royal-petition-stymied.html

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