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Land representative’s request to stop trial denied by judge

One of two women claiming to represent 163 families that won access to a swath of land in Sen Sok district after a prolonged dispute failed Wednesday to have her breach of trust and forgery charges thrown out of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/land-representatives-request-to-stop-trial-denied-by-judge-99393/

Fire destroys factory; workers unharmed

A fire tore through a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday evening, destroying more than half of the building and its inventory but injuring no workers, an official said Tuesday. ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fire-destroys-factory-workers-unharmed-97760/

Unlike Past Elections, Property Investors Remain Buoyant

Ahead of elections 10 years ago, people across the country would hoard rice in case the vote sent the country spiraling into a state of turmoil. Businesses across the country would bide their time before making any major investments. And those who could afford to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/unlike-past-elections-property-investors-remain-buoyant-32542/

Demand for cheap rentals outnumbers supply

The boom in high-rise buildings in Phnom Penh indicates the robust economic growth of the Kingdom, but this trend does not include the lower-end accommodation where most economic migrants to Phnom Penh rent.“Cheap rental accommodation plays a crucial role in providing appropriate settlements to those ...

Sam Sopanharith
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/real-estate/demand-cheap-rentals-outnumbers-supply

Standards Building Up Safety Fears

When a 100-metre-long section of a Phnom Penh garment factory crumpled in on itself like a cheap pup tent, Sen Sok district officials promised an investigation. The results of that investigation, which was to have taken place more than a year ago, in March 2012, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265780/National/standards-building-up-safety-fears.html

Another complaint in Sen Sok

Yet another resident of Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district came forward yesterday to join “Crocodile Grandmother” Chhin Sokoutheary in accusing city and district officials of issuing a false sub-decree to acquire land in the vicinity of Pong Peay Lake in Phnom Penh Thmey commune. Chea Savean, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032062038/National/another-complaint-in-sen-sok.html

‘Crocodile’ gran to file $100 million lawsuit

Prominent businesswoman Chhin Sokountheary yesterday announced her intention to sue Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema for falsifying documents saying she illegally occupied state land in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district in a bid to steal the land and develop a sports stadium on it. Sokountheary, 57 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031861997/National/crocodile-gran-to-file-100-million-lawsuit.html

Factory pay protest continues

Workers at the shuttered Yung Wah I and II factories in Kandal province will continue protesting today, despite the government already agreeing to pay them using company funds. Worker Soy Sokchea said yesterday that he and his colleagues would keep demanding benefits and seniority bonuses. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021861414/National/factory-pay-protest-continues.html

‘Croc grandma’ gets four years

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday convicted local tycoon Chhin Sokountheary of encroaching on public lands and sentenced her in absentia to four years and six months in prison. Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge Ly Lipmeng said yesterday that Sokountheary, who is also known as ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122160412/National/croc-grandma-gets-four-years.html

National Bank Constructing New Office Building

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is constructing a spacious new office building in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, though officials at the central bank yesterday insisted there were no plans in store to vacate their current, storied headquarters on Norodom Boulevard. “The headquarters will remain where it is ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Phnom Penh court reopens investigation on land case

A verdict in the land encroachment case against a prominent businesswoman was not delivered as expected yesterday, after a judge ordered the case be re-investigated due to a lack of evidence. Phnom Penh Municipal Court tried Chhin Sokountheary, director of Layimex Holdings Group, in absentia on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/National/phnom-penh-court-reopens-investigation-on-land-case.html

Families make plea to PM Hun Sen over eviction

Despite a court-ordered land title in their favour, 163 families in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district last week watched excavators rip apart their homes at the behest of two district deputy governors. The forced eviction, denounced in a petition delivered on Friday to Prime Minister Hun ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/General/families-make-plea-to-pm-hun-sen-over-eviction.html

Ahead of High-Level Meetings, City Sweeps More Than Streets

Authorities in Daun Penh district have rounded up more than 120 so-called homeless people, drug users and sex workers ahead of next week’s high-level meetings for Asean and international delegates in Phnom Penh, a district official said yesterday. Phnom Penh City Hall has also focused ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Dozens of City Offices Privatized

The government last month privatized more than a dozen department and commune offices in some prime locations around Phnom Penh, and will move many of them to Sen Sok district, according to documents and officials. A sub-decree dated June 27 and signed by Prime Minister Hun ...

Garment staff get pay, push for labour rights

Garment workers who went on strike over delayed payment of wages and other alleged violations of labour law on Tuesday morning were paid on Wednesday by management at the Chea Ieng garment factory in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Factory employee Sun Sopheak said yesterday that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111152705/National-news/garment-staff-get-pay-push-for-labour-rights.html

Maid agency raid rescues 22 women, girls

Following a raid on a Phnom Penh recruitment agency, military police yesterday detained two people and rescued 22 girls and women aged 13 to 25 who claimed they were being held against their will ahead of being sent to Malaysia to work as maids. Municipal military ...

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