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About 100 Protest Electricity Prices in Mondolkiri

About 100 residents of Mondolkiri province’s Sen Monorom City protested outside the provincial hall on Monday, demanding that local authorities reduce the price of electricity in the city, officials said yesterday. Choeng Sochantha, director of the provincial administration office, said the protestors demanded that the price ...

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Airport dwellers displaced from ‘anarchic’ houses

Nearly 100 families who live in three villages in Por Sen Chey district’s Choam Chao commune near the Phnom Penh International Airport have been told by district authorities they have seven days to relocate and will be given no compensation. However, the residents are refusing ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072757659/National-news/airport-dwellers-displaced-from-anarchic-houses.html

Volunteers Move In to Measure Kratie Site

Two months after government security forces evicted hundreds of families from Kratie’s Broma village at gunpoint, residents who were permitted to remain there took their first steps toward legal land tenure. Scores of volunteers last week began to collect data of families in Chhlong and Snuol ...

Two Arrested in Pursat as Further Evictions Loom

Two more people in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district have been arrested in conjunction with what local authorities are calling a secessionist plot, while provincial authorities threatened to demolish more homes if residents do not leave a disputed area, officials said yesterday. Deputy provincial court prosecutor ...

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 ...

Volunteering to Tackle the Intractable Issue of Land

Veun sai district, Ratanakkiri – Kitted out in their camouflage uniforms, military boots, belts and Ministry of Land Management baseball caps, the dozen or so student volunteers looked like a stern bunch. There was no smiling as they sat at wooden desks in an open pagoda ...

Neighbors Visit Boeng Kak Hunger Strikers at Prey Sar Prison

Residents of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak community yesterday said they visited four former neighbors now serving jail terms in Prey Sar prison for demonstrating against CPP Senator Lao Meng Khin’s real estate project and urged the women to end their reported hunger strike. A prison official, however, insisted there was ...

‘Outsiders’ denied right to vote

Just under three weeks ago, residents in Pro Ma village were running for their lives as security forces opened fire on them with automatic weapons, killing a 14-year-old girl. About 1,000 police, military police and soldiers stormed their village, fired at them indiscriminately, evicted hundreds of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060456570/National-news/outsiders-denied-right-to-vote.html

Land’s ‘owner’ alleges violence

Six residents of the Boeung Chhouk community in the capital’s Russei Keo district have been summonsed to court to answer charges they used violence against the supposed owner of their land – a person they claim never to have met. Khiev Chenda, 42, one of six ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053156506/National-news/lands-owner-alleges-violence.html

City mum on displacement

A Phnom Penh municipal government plan to build a 2.5 kilometre public space that would displace hundreds of villagers was greeted with requests for compensation by residents yesterday, while city officials refused to comment. Kiet Chhe, deputy chief of city administration, confirmed that a committee ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056480/National-news/city-mum-on-displacement.html

Eviction worry delays Phnom Penh mega project

The developer of Phnom Penh’s US$1.6 billion Chroy Chungva City project has said ground would not be broken this year, raising questions about the future of the satellite city. Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC) will delay the Chroy Chungva City project after what a local Chinese ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956448/Business/eviction-worry-delays-mega-project.html

Protesters Call For Release of Boeng Kak 15

About 100 residents from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak community rallied in front of the National Assembly yesterday to demand the release of 13 women sentenced to jail last week and two others now in pretrial detention for opposing evictions resulting from a real estate project ...

Mondulkiri village’s residents say they’d rather die than run

A combined force of police, soldiers and military police last night set a deadline of 8am this morning for villagers in Mondulkiri province’s tiny Rayum commune to leave their homes or face forcible eviction. Authorities, who have surrounded the village for a week, say the villagers’ ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052556382/National-news/mondulkiri-villages-residents-say-theyd-rather-die-than-run.html

Police Begin Dismantling Mondolkiri Village Involved in Dispute

As the eviction deadline looms for residents of a Mondolkiri village embroiled in a land dispute with a Vietnamese-owned rubber plantation, police have begun to dismantle vacant homes in the village, an official and a villager said yesterday. Sin Seng, 43, a resident of the remote ...

Mondulkiri villagers face eviction deadline

Authorities set a May 25 deadline yesterday for residents of Mondulkiri province’s Rayum commune in Koh Nhek district to leave their homes, prompting the deployment of additional provincial forces to the area. Villager Seng Channy, 52, said that the coalition of about 300 police, soldiers and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052356324/National-news/clock-ticking-as-mkiri-villagers-face-deadline.html

Storms swamp capital streets in drain strain

Despite recent efforts by the authorities to improve drainage systems around the capital, heavy flooding and swamped roads were the norm over the past week as the kick-off to the rainy season saw pelting rain almost every afternoon, residents say. Old drainage systems put in place ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052256307/National-news/drain-strain-storms-swamp-capital-streets.html

Questions Over Missing 10 Hectares of Lake

In order to pacify concerns that filling in Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake would lead to flooding, it was claimed by officials that 10 hectares of the 90-hectare lake would be preserved to absorb heavy rainfall. Now, four years after sand began streaming into Boeng Kak, ...

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