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More prep for Water Festival

By: Chhay Channyda,Phnom Penh Post, 22 October 2014

Thousands of government forces will be deployed to help with crowd control at this year’s Water Festival, while boaters, who won’t be allowed to camp out in the usual area across the river from the Royal Palace, will be allotted their own places to sleep, according to new measures that were announced by officials. 296 more words

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Phnom Penh protest planned over Kampong Speu sugar fight

By: Chhay Channyda,Phnom Penh Post,21 October 2014

Hundreds of villagers in Kampong Speu province, locked in a long-running dispute with a sugar company owned by the wife of powerful businessman and ruling party senator Ly Yong Phat, pledged yesterday to bring their protest to the capital if district authorities are unable to find a solution within two weeks. 98 more words

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Dam opposition takes complaint to Malaysia

By: Laignee Barron,Phnom Penh Post,21 October 2014

Six environmental organisations opposing Laos’ controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam yesterday took their complaints to a new level: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia. 179 more words

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CNRP’s hand visible in ICC complaints

A complaint alleging “crimes against humanity” was filed with the International Criminal Court on 7 October against unnamed persons in Cambodia. My previous article ( 1,078 more words

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Hundreds March Against Australia Refugee Deal

By: Khuon Narim and Matt Blomberg,Cambodia Daily, 20 Occtober 2014

Hundreds of monks and activists marched through Phnom Penh on Friday calling for the cancellation of an agreement signed last month that could see refugees who sought asylum in Australia resettled in Cambodia. 630 more words

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Riverbanks falling in K Cham

By: Pech Sotheary, Phnom Penh Post, 20 October 2014

Amid a recent spate of riverbank collapses in Kampong Cham province that have so far damaged three properties, authorities are advising the owners of nearly 40 houses to move their structures. 320 more words

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Hard times for ‘the 23’

By: Alice Cuddy, Chhay Channyda and Mom Kunthear,Phnom Penh Post, 20 October 2014

While the smoke has long cleared on January’s violent garment strikes, for many of the 23 workers and unionists arrested and tried on charges widely considered to be baseless, the ordeal is far from over. 1,225 more words

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