A GROUP of residents of the Boeung Kak lakeside and civil society representatives sent a letter to the United Nations and 13 foreign embassies in Phnom Penh yesterday, asking them to pressure the government to stop forced evictions in the area. “We call upon the international community to condemn this development aggression and implore the Royal Government of Cambodia to uphold its citizens’ rights,” the letter says. Sia Phearum, secretariat director of the Housing Rights Task Force, said the group hoped to raise the issue with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during his visit to the Kingdom this month.
Boeung Kak residents appeal to UN for help
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- EU timber deal in firing line
A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber
- Kim Sok to keep up fight ‘for change’ from Finland
Kim Sok, wanted by the Kingdom’s authorities for defaming the government, reiterated on Sunday his determination to continue helping to make “a real change” to Cambodian politics after receiving asylum in Finland, even as a government spokesman mocked the political analyst over the development.
- Government urges end to wildlife trade
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday that the Kingdom had fallen victim to wildlife trafficking and called on relevant parties in Cambodia and beyond to help stop the crime. Speaking at the 4th Illegal Wildlife Trade conference attended by leaders from more than 80 countries