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Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday washed its hands of the decadelong contentious Boeung Kak lake issue, saying it was closing its conflict resolution process, leaving seven families who had refused to accept the government’s offers in the lurch. Following the signing of a deal with CPP senator Lao Meng Khin’s Shukaku Inc in 2007, City Hall handed over 133 hectares of state land to the firm to build a still-incomplete satellite city. As the firm started to fill in the 90-hectare lake, residents were forced to leave due to flooding and forced evictions. Some residents accepted compensation or apartments at the Damnak Trayoeng relocation site.

Fri, 28 April 2017

Females in government make more provincial trips, according to Comfrel’s Gender Watch report

Despite Cambodia having only a handful of female lawmakers, they are more likely to visit local communities than their male counterparts, with opposition female lawmakers in particular far outstripping men, according to Comfrel’s Ge

Fri, 28 April 2017

Forests cleared in Koh Kong protected areas

Around 600 hectares of the protected Southern Cardamom National Park in Koh Kong have been illegally cleared and sold off for cultivation since 2013, sometimes by local authorities, according to the conservation organisation Wildlif

Fri, 28 April 2017

Radio Free Asia slams allegations levelled at journalist

As an opposition lawmaker appeared in court yesterday to be questioned over a controversial case involving a Radio Free Asia journalist, the news outlet i

Fri, 28 April 2017

Alleged attack: General said to hit man with glass

A two-star military police general allegedly assaulted a Cambodian-American with a drinking glass during an altercation at a wedding ceremony in Kampong Speu province, police said yesterday, but local authorities had taken no legal

Fri, 28 April 2017

‘Child abusers’ busted

The 50-year-old chief of a government-run orphanage was charged on Wednesday in Preah Vihear Provincial Court for allegedly raping a 14-year-old living at the institution earlier this month, while yesterday a 69-year-old British citizen was arrested after allegedly paying teenage girls for sex. Phy Siphon, spokesman for the Preah Vihear court prosecutor, identified the orphanage chief as Luong Earth. “The deputy prosecutor charged him with rape under articles 239 and 241 of the Penal Code on Wednesday, and the investigating judge decided to place him in pre-trial detention,” she said.

Fri, 28 April 2017

NGOs’ ‘Adhoc 5’ effect

The trouble for the “Adhoc 5” started after Khom Chandaraty walked into the human rights group’s office on the evening of March 9, 2016, where she informed staffers there that she had been falsely accused of being then-CNRP vice pre

Fri, 28 April 2017

Ministry loves company

About 130 villagers and more than 20 of their children demonstrated in front of the Ministry of Land Management from 8am to noon yesterday, demanding that the government exclude their villages from a proposed development plan and pr

Fri, 28 April 2017

Prime Minister calls on US to revise law

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday defended himself from critics who claim the massive flow of workers leaving the country is indicative of a lack of development at home, and sought to clarify any misunderstanding on Cambodia’s recent request to amend a repatriation agreement with the US. During a speech at a graduation ceremony for the National Institute of Education yesterday, Hun Sen said the deportation agreement – under which the US has sent hundreds of Cambodians with criminal convictions back to the Kingdom – has not yet been cancelled but appealed to the US to amend it for humanitarian reasons.

Fri, 28 April 2017

Freedom House latest group to note fall in press freedom

Yet another international organisation has released a report criticising the Cambodian government’s treatment of the press yesterday, warning that the Kingdom could experience an even more severe “crackdown” as the elections draw ne

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