Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Boeung Kak Lake: Residents plan 10 days of protests

Boeung Kak Lake: Residents plan 10 days of protests

Boeung Kak Lake: Residents plan 10 days of protests

Boeung Kak Lake
REPRESENTATIVES of about 200 residents of the Boeung Kak Lake area plan to submit a letter to City Hall today requesting permission to stage a 10-day protest at the newly established demonstration zone in Phnom Penh.

Ly Mom, a representative from Srah Chak commune’s Village 24, said residents hoped the planned protest would draw attention to an ongoing dispute with development company Shukaku Inc.

“We want to ask the leader of the government to give us the land titles and stop Shukaku Inc pumping sand to submerge our homes,” she said. “We expect that [Phnom Penh] governor Keb Chuktema will give us permission.”

She added, however, that residents planned to stage the protest – set to begin on December 10, which is International Human Rights Day – regardless of whether or not they received permission from City Hall.

Keb Chuktema and other City Hall officials said they were too busy to comment yesterday.

The capital’s demonstration zone opened in November.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all