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Phnom Penh claims new piece of Kandal

Source: Phnom Penh Post

A part of Kandal province’s fast-developing Muk Kampoul district has been transferred into the administrative jurisdiction of Phnom Penh as part of the capital city’s 2035 master plan, City Hall spokesman Mean Chanyada said yesterday. 215 more words

Cambodia

Rash of arrests tied to rosewood continues

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Authorities in Kampong Thom refused to name a man charged by the provincial court yesterday with the collection and transportation of Siamese rosewood. 227 more words

Cambodia

Supreme Court shuts down bail request

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The Supreme Court yesterday denied a bail application for four staffers from rights group Adhoc and an election official, saying the lower court was still conducting its investigation and that their release “will cause social insecurity”. 132 more words

Human Rights

GGGI gives pointers to government in solving problems hindering city sustainability

Source: Phnom Penh Post

With Phnom Penh urbanising at a rapid rate, there is a growing need for investment in the city’s public spaces, waste management and energy efficiency network capabilities. 1,824 more words

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Public housing lacking but Sear Rithy could be first to shift the goalpost

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The government is dragging its feet when it comes to finalising the national policy on public housing, and while there is little consensus on a specific solution that would solve the dwelling needs of Cambodia’s poorest, there is no denying the array of challenges that lay ahead. 1,183 more words

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More rosewood arrests in Ratanakkiri, Kampong Thom

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Ratanakkiri provincial police arrested two men on Saturday alleged to have been transporting 51 pieces of Siamese rosewood in a car in Banlung district’s Kachanh commune, according to district police chief Huoth Boury. 210 more words

Cambodia

NGOs vow to ignore city’s ban on Human Rights Day march

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Sixty-eight rights groups and civil society organisations said yesterday they will go ahead with plans for a march on Human Rights Day next month, despite City Hall denying them permission. 167 more words

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