Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Street blocked



Street blocked

Street blocked

Roadblocks remain on Sothea-ros Boulevard south of the National Assembly and in

front of the main gate of the Royal Palace despite police insistence that they had

been removed.

The Chief Inspector of Phnom Penh Municipal Police, Suon Chheangly, told the Post

he had ordered the roadblocks removed on June 19.

The road was blocked on June 12 after confrontations between police and Sam Rainsy

Party supporters over the removal of the stupa across from the National Assembly.

Cheangly also declared that the area across from the National Assembly, long a magnet

for demonstrations, would remain a no-go zone for both memorial stupas and squatting

protesters.

"People have the right to protest outside the National Assembly, but only for

one or two hours," he said. "People will no longer be allowed to live in

the park."

MOST VIEWED

  • Seven positive for Covid-19, Hun Sen confirms local transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that there has been local community transmission of Covid-19. However, he urged the people not to panic even though the Ministry of Health announced the discovery of seven new cases on Sunday. Among the victims are Chhem Savuth, the director-general

  • Cambodia at ‘most critical moment’, Hun Sen warns

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the first community transmission of Covid-19 in Cambodia has led the country to the “most critical moment” that warranted urgent, large-scale operations to contain the pandemic. Hun Sen, who confirmed the first local transmission on November 28, said the source of

  • PM confirms community transmission, calls for unity

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the public to stay calm, unite and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines after the wife of a senior official tested positive for Covid-19 in the Kingdom’s first case of community transmission. The case has drawn criticism

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • PM vows to protect Hun family

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to continue his fight against opposition politicians who he said intend to smash the Hun family. Without naming the politicians but apparently referring to former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Hun Sen said there