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‘Same Faces’ Protest Against PM’s Comments

By: Mech Dara , The Cambodia Daily, | March 31, 2015

Incensed by the prime minister’s assertion last week that the “same faces” always show up at protests, a group of Phnom Penh’s most prominent anti-eviction activists picketed City Hall on Monday to vent their anger. 258 more words

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‘Same Faces’ Protest Against PM’s Comments

By: Mech Dara , The Cambodia Daily, | March 31, 2015

Incensed by the prime minister’s assertion last week that the “same faces” always show up at protests, a group of Phnom Penh’s most prominent anti-eviction activists picketed City Hall on Monday to vent their anger. 258 more words

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Weather Phnom-Penh Nation View Other News Protesters Look to US, EU for Help With Boeung Kak

Monday, 30 March 2015; News by Khmer Times/Nov Sivutha

PHNOM PENH, Mar. 30 (Khmer Times) – The Boeung Kak Lake Women Association and thirteen families handed out petitions urging the United States and the European Union to push the government of Cambodia into finding a solution for the persisting land rights issue. 86 more words

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New $2.9M Mosque Inaugurated in Phnom Penh

By:Khuon Narim and Mech Dara , The Cambodia Daily, | March 28, 2015

At the edge of a sand-filled Boeng Kak lake in Phnom Penh on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the country’s newest—and largest—mosque, which was privately funded by a Dubai-based businessman at a cost of $2.9 million. 446 more words

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Refugees must enter legally: gov’t

By Phnom Penh Post

A senior refugee department official has said that ethnic Jarai Montagnards fleeing alleged persecution in neighbouring Vietnam need to enter Cambodia via official checkpoints in order to register as asylum seekers on arrival. 144 more words

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Land sales forced, say families

By Phnom Penh Post

Thirty-two families in Kampong Chhnang’s Teuk Phos district filed a complaint to rights group Adhoc yesterday, reporting they had been pressured by local authorities to sell their land for just $150 per hectare. 173 more words

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International Women's Day - an opportunity to demand the release of 11 women land activists still in jail.

In the morning of the 8th of March, 2015, approximately 500 people rallied in front of the Ministry of Women’s Affair (MoWA) before marching to Correctional Centre 2 (CC2) in order to demand the release of the 11 women land activists who have been in prison since early November. 327 more words

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