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Union leader brings backup

More than 20 union members and workers at a factory in Kandal province rallied around a union leader yesterday, fearing that he would be arrested after police called him in for questioning. Lor Sopheak, national secretary-general of the Khmer Workers Power Co-operation Union [KWPCU] and an ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051756215/National-news/union-leader-brings-backup.html

Protesters End Roadblock Empty-Handed

Srey ambel district, Koh Kong province – A roadblock by locals in a long-running land dispute with CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat petered out after several hours in the dying rain on Saturday without the protesters winning any concessions from either the senator’s firm or ...

Police to ‘monitor’ activists

Kampong Thom province Police and soldiers have been deployed to Prey Lang forest to monitor the activities of about 500 villagers patrolling for illegal loggers, a police official said yesterday. The police and military officers gathered along a road leading to the CRCK rubber company, which has ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032755262/National-news/police-to-monitor-activists.html

Protesters successful; water prices decrease

Authorities in Prey Veng province yesterday agreed to cut the price of water from 1,800 riel to 1,200 riel a cubic metre after more than 1,000 people blocked National Road 11 for the fourth consecutive day. Acting provincial police chief Dim Yarum said yesterday an ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030954948/National-news/protesters-successful-water-prices-decrease.html

Outrage over water prices

More than 1,000 villagers in Prey Veng province’s Prey Veng town blocked traffic on national road 11 outside the office of the Cambodian People’s Party yesterday to demand the price of water be lowered from 1,800 riels per cubic metre to 1,200 riels. The protesters, who ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030654881/National-news/outrage-over-water-prices.html

High Prices of Privatized Water in Prey Veng Lead to Protests

More than 1,000 villagers in Prey Veng city took to the streets in protest yesterday morning after a company that recently took control of the state-run water supply raised prices by 50 percent, from 1,200 riel, or $0.30, to $1,800 riel, according to residents and ...

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