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Deadline set for Borei Keila

Phnom Penh authorities yesterday gave the remaining 15 families from the Borei Keila community one month to accept a settlement and end their long-running land dispute. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36223/deadline-set-for-borei-keila/

Borei Keila evictees seek more compensation

Ten former Borei Keila residents who were relocated to a site in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district known as Phnom Bat filed a petition with the Ministry of Land Management yesterday requesting they either be given $5,000 and moved back to Phnom Penh or be ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/borei-keila-evictees-seek-more-compensation

Update on Borei Keila requested

The National Assembly’s anti-corruption commission submitted a letter to the Phnom Penh Municipal Hall last week requesting an update on the resolution of the long-running dispute between evicted Borei Keila villagers and development firm Phan Imex. ...

May Titthara
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/update-borei-keila-requested

Borei Keila deal taken by some

Fifty families who have lived in squalid conditions at Borei Keila in the capital’s Prampi Makara district since they were evicted and their homes destroyed have accepted City Hall’s offer of temporary shelter at the site, their representatives said yesterday. Evictee Sar Son said the 50 ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/borei-keila-deal-taken-some

Borei Keila suit filed

Seven people from the capital’s Borei Keila community allegedly injured by baton-wielding security forces last month, a pregnant woman among them, filed a lawsuit against Prampi Makara district authorities yesterday. The seven were among a group of dozens of families violently removed from a building on ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/borei-keila-suit-filed

Borei Keila firm told to pay $2.7 million

Suy Sophan, the owner of development firm Phan Imex, has been ordered to repay $2.7 million to a Korean company over an uncompleted sale of land at Borei Keila, from where hundreds have been violently evicted, a court document reveals. In a decision handed down in ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/borei-keila-firm-told-pay-27-million

Plot thickens for evictees

Scores of families in Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila community tore down a corrugated metal fence and took up temporary residence in developer Phan Imex’s unfinished Building 9 as anger over smaller-than-promised relocation plots boiled over yesterday morning. The occupation began after local and municipal authorities came ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/plot-thickens-evictees

Justice sought two years on

Residents who were forcibly evicted from their homes in Borei Keila on this day two years ago will hold a ceremony today to remind the public of the pain they endured and push for compensation they say is still owed. On January 3, 2012, more than ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-sought-two-years

Evictees back on land

Dozens of families at Borei Keila have moved back on to land they were evicted from last year, despite intimidation and threats of arrest by security forces employed by developer Phan Imex. Earlier this month, security guards tore down the shelters of 12 families who had ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032664678/National/evictees-back-on-land.html

Round 2 at Phnom Penh's Borei Keila district

Four families who were violently evicted from Borei Keila in January last year built shelters yesterday in the rubbish where their houses once stood, claiming the land still belonged to them. The evictees erected small frames on the land, in the capital’s Prampi Makara district, irritating ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031361918/National/round-2-at-borei-keila.html

Land activists targeted, rights groups say

Prominent female land activists Tim Sakmony and Yorm Bopha, who have been locked in Prey Sar prison since their arrest in early September, will face court today on charges rights groups say have been fabricated to stop them and others from protesting. Hundreds of the women’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122660488/National/land-activists-targeted-rights-groups-say.html

Another Activist in Prey Sar

A 65-year-old woman who has spent months sleeping under a staircase at Borei Keila yesterday became the second land-rights activist sent to Prey Sar prison in little more than 24 hours. Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge Ly Leabmeng questioned villager representative Tim Sakmony for almost ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090658543/National-news/cambodian-government-imprisons-second-land-activist-in-two-days.html

Borei Keila evictees given hope

Borei Keila families have slept under staircases near piles of rubbish since they were forced from their homes on January 3, but they are hopeful of compensation following an unexpected visit from city officials last week. Representative Chum Ngan, 39, said village, commune and Phnom Penh ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082058163/National-news/borei-keila-evictees-given-hope.html

Proof of residency required

The Phnom Penh municipal authority has called on Borei Keila residents evicted on January 3 to present official documents proving they are eligible for housing. City Hall’s request came as part of a statement criticising NGOs and political parties that encouraged “poor” residents, who were not ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062156928/National-news/borei-keila-residency.html

Long hair a luxury for evictees

Kheng Chen had her hair cut in January and sold it to a broker for just under US$8. She isn’t happy with the close-cropped style because it makes her look older than her 48 years. But when Kheng Chen grows her hair back in a few ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060156528/National-news/long-hair-a-luxury-for-evictees.html

Borei Keila residents herald pledge of aid

Borei Keila evictees who have been sleeping in stairwells near where their houses once stood said yesterday the Phnom Penh municipal authority had promised to help them find homes. Ka Rohanny, 35, a representative of the evicted residents, told the Post Kiet Chhe, deputy administrative president ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030754903/National-news/borei-keila-residents-herald-pledge-of-aid.html

Building 10 rises at Borei Keila

Another building is rapidly rising on the plot of land reserved for the tenth and last building promised to evicted Borei Keila residents. Behind 100 protesting evictees, construction workers continued pounding away yesterday at a steel structure that started coming up last week, along ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012022854753/National-news/building-10-rises-at-b-keila.html

Borei Keila villagers set to sue

Women from Borei Keila who escaped Prey Speu social affairs centre last Wednesday made another impassioned plea for housing and compensation at rights group Licadho’s Phnom Penh headquarters on Friday. Armed with copies of a Borei Keila construction agreement from 2004 and in tears, they spoke ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

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