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Two arrested at KNFL presser

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Police interrupted a press conference called by the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district yesterday, arresting two organisers as one called for the release of members of the organisation and other political prisoners. 554 more words

Human Rights

Capital gov floats idea of flats at Trapaing Chhouk

Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong on Monday announced plans to develop the drug-riddled Trapaing Chhouk slum into a new housing compound in the near future, though a city spokesman yesterday cautioned that the plans were far from final. 367 more words

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Vanny, Boeung Kak activists see sentences upheld

The Appeal Court yesterday upheld a municipal court decision to sentence prominent land activist Tep Vanny and three others to six months in prison in relation to a five-year-old protest that turned violent outside Phnom Penh’s City Hall. 223 more words

Human Rights

Rural official facing new accusations

Mondulkiri’s beleaguered director of rural development, Yung Saroum, has been hit with a lawsuit by human rights and indigenous groups after he threatened to reveal the names of other civil servants who – like him – illegally grabbed state-owned land. 260 more words

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Laos border row ‘not discussed’

On a two-day state visit, Laos President Bounnhang Vorachith yesterday met with Prime Minister Hun Sen, though an official claimed the pair did not discuss a… 212 more words

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Environmental Groups Call on Cambodia to Reject New Laos Dam

Pak Beng, a $1.88-billion dam about 1,540 kilometers (960 miles) from the Cambodia-Laos border, would be the third dam Laos is building on the lower Mekong mainstream. 698 more words

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Authorities thwart Boeung Kak event

Some 30 Boeung Kak land activists yesterday were blocked by 50 Daun Penh district security guards from delivering a petition to the Council of Ministers seeking Prime Minister Hun Sen’s intervention in helping release fellow… 179 more words

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