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New Sesan, new study: NGO

By: Daniel Pye, The Phnom Penh Post, | March 26, 2015

Rights advocates have called for construction of the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in Cambodia’s Stung Treng province to be halted until new environmental and social impact assessments can be carried following changes allegedly made to the project’s plans. 470 more words

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Ministry unveils new strictures on dredging

By: Taing Vida, The Phnom Penh Post, | March 26, 2015

Sand-dredging businesses were offered both carrot and stick yesterday by officials touting a new regime for the much-criticised industry. 402 more words

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Villagers dubious of thumbprint request

By: May Titthara, The Phnom Penh Post, | March 25, 2015

More than 100 ethnic Phnong families embroiled in a land dispute with Vietnamese firm Binh Phuoc Kratie Co in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima district yesterday refused authorities’ requests to submit thumbprints as part of a suggested resolution to the issue, out of fear they would be signing away their lands. 304 more words

Human Rights

UN in Montagnard talks

By: Alice Cuddy and Phak Seangly, The Phnom Penh Post, | March 25, 2015

The United Nations’ refugee agency met this week with representatives of the Cambodian and Vietnamese governments to “discuss solutions” to the recent influx of Montagnard asylum seekers, with repatriation touted as a possible answer, the Post has learned. 720 more words

Human Rights

Mines minister told to take reins

By: Tat Oudom and Taing Vida, The Phnom Penh Post, | March 24, 2015

Prime Minister Hun Sen has sent a stark warning to Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem over illegal sand dredging: the buck stops with you. 222 more words

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Man injured in blast at illegal mine

By: Phak Seangly, The Phnom Penh Post, | March 24, 2015

A 27-year-old man was badly injured in an explosion at an illegal mining site in Battambang’s Phnom Prek district yesterday afternoon, police said. 163 more words

Human Rights

Koh Kong families given 60 days to move

By: Pech Sotheary, The Phnom Penh Post, | March 24, 2015

Dozens of families in Koh Kong’s Kiri Sakor district that have refused to give up their land to a Chinese resort developer have been ordered by a provincial court prosecutor to abandon their homes within 60 days. 186 more words

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