Cambodia News: Boeung Kak

An artist's silent exploration of land and sea - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

An artist's silent exploration of land and sea
The Phnom Penh Post
“I want to show real social problems and disasters, which can cause people to lose their lives,” Samnang says. “I went to film in locations that have faced natural disasters or risked destruction from development, [like] on the Mekong River and Boeung ...

12 Jan 2017 | 8:29 pm

Protesters Call for Release of Detained Rights Workers, Election Official - VOA Khmer (English)


VOA Khmer (English)

Protesters Call for Release of Detained Rights Workers, Election Official
VOA Khmer (English)
The demonstrators, largely drawn from the Boeung Kak lake area of the capital, handed in petitions to the National Assembly and Interior Ministry on Tuesday. The leaders of the ruling Cambodian People's Party and opposition Cambodia National Rescue ...

12 Jan 2017 | 10:27 am

Cambodia's water people pushed out of Phnom Penh sewer for billion-dollar ING City - ABC Online


ABC Online

Cambodia's water people pushed out of Phnom Penh sewer for billion-dollar ING City
ABC Online
Setting out in the early morning, Sok Pov paddles her canoe across Phnom Penh's sewage as she heads to work. For decades, the vast lakes and wetlands fringing Cambodia's capital have been home to thousands of people making a living from the water ...

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11 Jan 2017 | 1:55 pm

'Black Monday' Activists Ready to Take to the Streets, Campaigners Say - VOA Khmer (English)


VOA Khmer (English)

'Black Monday' Activists Ready to Take to the Streets, Campaigners Say
VOA Khmer (English)
Activists from Phnom Penh's Boeung Kak lake area who organized the so-called 'Black Monday' protests last year have said they will restart the banned marches following a court decision not to release several jailed rights workers. The campaign was ...

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10 Jan 2017 | 10:48 am

Chinese workers rally for back wages at B Kak - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese workers rally for back wages at B Kak
The Phnom Penh Post
About 40 Chinese construction workers yesterday protested at a Boeung Kak lake development, claiming their Beijing-based employer has not paid their salaries in months. The workers are building a project for Graticity Real Estate Development Co (GRED), ...

9 Jan 2017 | 2:13 pm

Cambodians stand their ground against government's land grabs - Channel NewsAsia


Channel NewsAsia

Cambodians stand their ground against government's land grabs
Channel NewsAsia
Tep Vanny is the leader of Boeung Kak 13, a protest group made up of 13 village women. “This event has turned Boeung Kak women who had been housewives into protesters demanding justice from the government and these companies,” Tep Vanny said.

8 Jan 2017 | 6:24 pm

Residents encounter road development interference - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Residents encounter road development interference
The Phnom Penh Post
It has been about a month since the Phnom Penh authorities started to uproot train tracks from Boeung Kak to National Road 6 following the announcement of Phnom Penh's governor regarding the construction of twin roads over the railroad track from ...

4 Jan 2017 | 11:22 pm

Road Through Mosque Property in Phnom Penh Raises Cham Concerns - Radio Free Asia


Road Through Mosque Property in Phnom Penh Raises Cham Concerns
Radio Free Asia
Hundreds of Cambodia's Cham Muslims assembled on Friday at the Boeung Kak area's Al-Serkal Mosque where the Phnom Penh city government plans to build a road that will divide the plot of land upon which the mosque sits. The controversial plan for the ...

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30 Dec 2016 | 2:10 pm

Road OK'd by Cham leaders - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Road OK'd by Cham leaders
The Phnom Penh Post
About 500 Cham imams and Muslim leaders from across the country gathered at a Boeung Kak mosque yesterday and unanimously voted for a controversial road across the mosque compound to plough ahead – a display decried as a “set-up” by opponents.

26 Dec 2016 | 1:59 pm

Boeung Kak members placed under court supervision - The Phnom Penh Post


Boeung Kak members placed under court supervision
The Phnom Penh Post
Five members of Phnom Penh's Boeung Kak lake community were placed under court supervision yesterday as part of investigations into fellow housing rights activist Ly Mom's claims that they threatened to kill her. Mom filed a complaint claiming that the ...

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22 Dec 2016 | 11:34 am