Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Boeung Kak resolution speeds on

Boeung Kak resolution speeds on

Boeung Kak resolution speeds on

Responding to a new plan put forward by members of the Bo­eung Kak community and NGOs last month, Phnom Penh Municipal Hall announced on Friday that it had drawn up a list of all families who remain excluded from the 12.44 hectares Prime Minister Hun Sen allotted the community in 2011.

Municipal Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said officials were preparing to send the list to Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong for approval.

“We do not yet know the next step,” he said. “It has been very difficult to verify the numbers.”

City Hall’s list includes 73 families, but community members have previously stated that only 63 families were excluded.

To resolve this discrepancy, community representative Tep Vanny said municipal officials should post the new list in each village involved in the dispute.

“This will let the villagers verify [the list] together to avoid them accusing each other of increasing their number of families,” she said.

She added that some of the newly listed families had never been seen protesting with the rest of the community.

“But we still appeal to the authorities to find a solution for them, just in case they are real victims,” she said.

Nget Khun, 72, one of the villagers waiting for land, was optimistic that municipal officials were seeking a solution.

“But if this continues, I will protest until I die,” she said.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which