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Phnom Penh air quality levels disputed

Source: Phnom Penh Post

The first readings of the capital’s PM2.5 concentration, a major indicator of air quality, show that levels of the harmful particulates are “still low”, said Thiv Sophearith, chief of the Ministry of Environment’s Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Office, though an environmental specialist yesterday challenged how representative the readings were. 425 more words

Cambodia

Kratie road blocked as villagers protest sand dredging

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Some 30 families in Kratie town blocked a road on Sunday, using 10 vans to prevent trucks from transporting sand in order to demand that authorities halt sand dredging in Krakor commune. 250 more words

Cambodia

Report warns on pier project

Source: Phnom Penh Post

The Kampot Pier Project – a $10 million effort to attract tourists by building a passenger pier – could harm communities due to insufficient consultation, a new NGO report and community representatives claim. 541 more words

Cambodia

NEC releases final count for commune elections

Source: Phnom Penh Post

The final results released by the National Election Committee (NEC) for the June 4 commune elections show the Cambodian People’s Party taking 1,156 communes to the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s 489 communes, ending the more than monthlong local election process. 524 more words

Cambodia

Dissident monk warned to be quiet on ‘gun’ case

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Two spokesmen from the Ministry of Justice warned activist monk But Buntenh over the weekend after his protest against the arrest of fellow monk… 392 more words

Human Rights

Historic homes at risk from dam project

Source: Khmer Times

The owners of seven historic houses in Battambang province have hit out at local authorities over a plan to move their 80-year-old properties to allow for the construction of a dam. 386 more words

Cambodia

Protests for unionist persist

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Hundreds of garment workers on Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng Boulevard yesterday continued to protest the dismissal of a union leader at a factory that supplies US retail giant K-Mart, claiming he was fired for pushing the owners to respect a recent labour arbitration decision. 431 more words

Human Rights