Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Renovations complaints

Renovations complaints

Renovations complaints

About 400 villagers in Kratie province’s Prek Prasap district filed a complaint on Monday to provincial authorities against the Prek Prasap commune chief for refusing to allow them to renovate the Kiri Bopata Kampeng pagoda, villagers said yesterday.

“The director of the provincial religion department already approved [the renovation],” villager Hun Phon said.

Provincial governor Kham Phoeun said that in 2005, clergymen had signed a lease agreeing to construct a rest area for travellers and eventually return the land to the commune chief, but had instead built a pagoda.

He said he had sent the complaint to the district governor.

Commune chief Thou Ngan said that the land was intended for a school and a health care centre.

uo Chan Dara, director of the provincial religion department, confirmed that he had permitted villagers to construct and renovate the pagoda.


  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • 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

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release