Land activists summoned by court

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued summons for three Borei Keila and Boeng Kak land activists following a complaint filed by the owner of the Phanimex company, who accused them of extortion and property damage. The activists were identified by the court as Im Srey ...

Pech Sotheary

Borei Keila evictees denounce ‘resolutions’

City Hall announced Friday that the vast majority of remaining evictees from Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighborhood—who were left landless after a development firm failed to provide adequate housing for hundreds in the community—will not be rehoused in the area. ...

Khuon Narim

Anti-Phanimex roadblock causes traffic snarl

About 200 villagers blocked National Road 5 in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district for about two hours Tuesday, lighting fires with wood and tires and causing a large traffic jam as they called for authorities to intervene in their ongoing land dispute with the Phanimex ...

Ben Sokhean

Court Releases Anti-Eviction Activist, but Charge Stands

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday convicted 64-year-old Borei Keila resident Tim Sakmony for making a false declaration, but released the anti-eviction activist owing to time already served in prison. Ms. Sakmony’s day in court came, without explanation, at precisely the same time as the trial ...

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 ...

Residents From Borei Keila Push Back Police

About 40 former Borei Keila residents yesterday pushed back roughly 100 police and military police who threatened to demolish temporary shelters belonging to 16 families still clinging to their land, residents and rights groups said. Prampi Makara district police armed with riot shields, military police and ...

Borei Keila Residents File Land Transfer Complaint

One hundred and thirty-five families evicted from the Borei Keila community filed a complaint with the Council of Ministers and Finance Ministry yesterday against Phnom Penh Municipality for trying to transfer to the Phanimex company land belonging to the community, a resident said. ...

Evictees seek criminal charges

About 50 Borei Keila evictees gathered outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday to again pressure officials to lay criminal charges against Suy Sophan, the owner of development firm Phan Imex, for destroying their homes and breaching an agreement to build them new ones. The former Borei ...

Illness strikes Borei Keila evictees

Woes continued for 26 relocated former Borei Keila residents, who fainted after vomiting and suffering diarrhoea at Tuol Sambo Village in Dangkor district’s Prey Veng commune on Saturday. Khum Khern, village chief of Tuol Sambo, told the Post that most of the villagers who had fainted ...

Police Hear Borei Keila Evictees' Apartment Claims

Ten representatives from the Borei Keila community met with Phnom Penh police chief Touch Naruth yesterday to discuss whether their housing documents could qualify them for an apartment, a representative said yesterday. Chhum Ngan said Mr. Naruth asked representatives to furnish housing documents from 106 ...

Former Borei Keila Residents Protest Apartment Rejections

About 40 evictees form the Borei Keila community blocked a road in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district for nearly two hours yesterday, protesting a letter written by municipal governor Kep Chuktekma stating that they had no right to state-provided housing. According to a copy of ...

Borei Keila Residents Protest Resettlement Plan

Residents of Borei Keila in Phnom Penh are protesting their resettlement. They were promised housing by Phanimex Company in exchange for the land they gave to the developers, who are said to not completed their side of the deal. So far only 7 of 10 ...

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