Cambodia News: Boeung Kak

One monk's battle for Cambodia wins Irish director global awards - The Times


The Times

One monk's battle for Cambodia wins Irish director global awards
The Times
A n Irish filmmaker's years on the frontlines of violent protests in Cambodia have paid off with a multi-award-winning documentary. A Cambodian Spring, which won best documentary at the influential Brooklyn Film Festival and the special jury prize at ...

19 Jul 2017 | 6:02 pm

Worried villagers seek info on rail project - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Worried villagers seek info on rail project
The Phnom Penh Post
The line extends from Phnom Penh's Boeung Kak area north to Kilometer 6 in Russey Keo district. Residents along the line fear eviction or confiscation of parts of their land. Community representative Ny Sandos said the local administration needed to ...

17 Jul 2017 | 10:10 pm

Cambodia: Six land rights activists face 'bogus' charges – watchdog - Asian Correspondent


Asian Correspondent

Cambodia: Six land rights activists face 'bogus' charges – watchdog
Asian Correspondent
Other activists charged over “public insult” and “death threats” comprised members of the Boeung Kak Lake community, namely Kong Chantha, Nget Khun, Cheng Leap, Heng Mom, and Tol Sreypov. According to HRW, the charges dates back to a “spurious” ...

13 Jul 2017 | 11:39 pm

Cambodia: Drop Charges Against Land Rights Defenders - Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Drop Charges Against Land Rights Defenders
Human Rights Watch
On July 14, 2017, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court is expected to review charges of “public insult” and “death threats” that have been brought against Tep Vanny and other members of the Boeung Kak Lake community, namely Kong Chantha, Nget Khun, ...

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13 Jul 2017 | 6:44 pm

Boy, 8, held for selling crystal meth - Khmer Times


Boy, 8, held for selling crystal meth
Khmer Times
Bun Sothy, a Tuol Kork district police officer, said yesterday that the boy did not attend school and lived with his parents in a slum by the train tracks in Boeung Kak II commune. Mr Sothy said police caught him openly distributing crystal ...

13 Jul 2017 | 2:53 pm

'Chaotic' Phnom Penh was built on a wing and a prayer – and an occasional police baton - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

'Chaotic' Phnom Penh was built on a wing and a prayer – and an occasional police baton
The Phnom Penh Post
At Boeung Kak, more than 4,000 families were violently evicted from their decade-old homes to make way for an ambitious satellite city that has yet to eventuate 10 years after the lease to the land was signed in February 2007. To this day, about two ...

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10 Jul 2017 | 7:11 pm

Once there was a lake - D+C Development and Cooperation (press release)


D+C Development and Cooperation (press release)

Once there was a lake
D+C Development and Cooperation (press release)
“There is no trust between villagers at Boeung Kak Lake and the government,” says Vann Sophat of the non-governmental Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR). The local people are frustrated because the government is not offering any solution.

30 Jun 2017 | 7:49 pm

Three-car smash at railway crossing - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

Three-car smash at railway crossing
Khmer Times
A train departing Phnom Penh for Preah Sihanoukville province slammed into a car yesterday in Toul Kork district, sending it careering into two other cars stopped by the tracks. Khat Khon Tith, Boeung Kak 2 commune police chief, said no one was injured ...

27 Jun 2017 | 12:42 pm

Boeung Kak lake dispute 'closed' - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak lake dispute 'closed'
The Phnom Penh Post
Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday washed its hands of the decadelong contentious Boeung Kak lake issue, saying it was closing its conflict resolution process, leaving seven families who had refused to accept the government's offers in the lurch. Following ...

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27 Apr 2017 | 7:24 pm

Boeung Kak: A Disastrous Decade - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak: A Disastrous Decade
The Phnom Penh Post
Ten years ago this week, Phnom Penh City Hall and the development firm Shukaku Inc announced an agreement to transform the Boeung Kak lake area into a sprawling mixed-use development. In the years following, thousands were evicted and a protest ...

2 Feb 2017 | 6:27 pm