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24 escape social affairs centre

Twenty-four beggars and homeless people escaped from the Phnom Penh Transit Centre in Por Senchey district on Monday and police are seeking their return. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108441/24-escape-social-affairs-centre/

City Hall sends hundreds for rehab in social affairs centres

More than 1,700 beggars and homeless people were removed from the streets of Phnom Penh and sent to social affairs centres last year. According to City Hall’s annual report, which was released yesterday, authorities rounded up 1,727 beggars and homeless people from all city districts over ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106908/city-hall-sends-hundreds-rehab-social-affairs-centres/

Nearly 140 reintegrated from social affairs centre

City Hall has decided to reintegrate more than 100 beggars and homeless people from the Phnom Penh Transit Centre in Por Senchey district after they received sufficient training. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106156/nearly-140-reintegrated-from-social-affairs-centre/

Homeless ‘don’t look good’

Police forcibly removed a dozen of the city’s homeless – four of them children – from the streets of central Phnom Penh yesterday, carting them off to the notorious Prey Speu Social Affairs Centre, where two people died last November. ...

Kong Meta and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/homeless-dont-look-good

Official denies Prey Speu transfers

Phnom Penh’s Social Affairs Department yesterday dismissed reports that dozens of homeless people were sent to the city’s notorious Prey Speu detention centre this week, even as the United Nations confirmed the transfer and expressed concern at the continued use of the facility.​ ...

Alice Cuddy and Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-denies-prey-speu-transfers

Dozens of capital's homeless sent to Prey Speu

Just weeks after reports emerged of more fatalities from Phnom Penh’s Prey Speu social affairs centre and ensuing promises of reform, authorities yesterday rounded up dozens more homeless people and detained them at the notorious facility.Kim Vutha, Daun Penh district’s chief of security, said 61 ...

Chhay Channyda and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dozens-capitals-homeless-sent-prey-speu

Two more deaths at Prey Speu

Two people detained at Phnom Penh’s notorious Prey Speu social affairs centre died last month after being rounded up from the streets as part of the city’s preparations for the Pchum Ben festival, a local rights groups has said, prompting renewed calls for the facility’s ...

Alice Cuddy and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-more-deaths-prey-speu

Horrific state of P Speu revealed

Beneath a tree in Phnom Penh’s remote Prey Speu Social Affairs Centre – a de facto prison used to indefinitely incarcerate some of the capital’s most vulnerable citizens – a woman yesterday chanted loudly before bursting into tears and then laughter. Like many others at the ...

Sen David and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/horrific-state-p-speu-revealed

Sweep targets still in lockup

More than 100 men, women and children rounded up from Phnom Penh’s streets last week remained in detention yesterday at the notorious Prey Speu Social Affairs Centre, with orders from City Hall to keep them there indefinitely. The detainees – who authorities say are either homeless, ...

Alice Cuddy and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sweep-targets-still-lockup

Prey Speu detention centre still going strong

Almost 450 people were rounded up from the capital’s streets last year and sent to the notorious Prey Speu social affairs centre, where in November a man died after being denied medical treatment, according to an annual report from Phnom Penh’s Social Affairs Department. ...

Sen David and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/prey-speu-detention-centre-still-going-strong

Beggars set for Prey Speu: city

After months of claiming that Phnom Penh’s notorious Prey Speu Social Affairs Centre had all but shut down, officials yesterday told the Post that the facility would be used in its latest efforts to rid the streets of “undesirables”. City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said that ...

Sen David and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/beggars-set-prey-speu-city

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