Cambodia News: Boeung Kak

Cambodia Marks Human Rights Day Despite ‘Restrictions’ - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia Marks Human Rights Day Despite ‘Restrictions’  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Several hundred participants gathered in the capital's Democracy Square on Monday to mark 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human ...

10 Dec 2018 | 10:17 am

Smith calls for 'release' of Sokha as visit ends - The Phnom Penh Post

Smith calls for 'release' of Sokha as visit ends  The Phnom Penh Post

At a press conference to conclude her 11-day visit to Cambodia, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith on Thursday called for ...

9 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Land activists nabbed for seeking PM's intervention, National - The Phnom Penh Post

Land activists nabbed for seeking PM's intervention, National  The Phnom Penh Post

Three land activists were briefly detained by the Daun Penh district authority on Monday after they attempted to submit petitions at Prime Minister Hun Sen's ...

6 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Singapore's HLH lends a hand in real estate - The Phnom Penh Post

Singapore's HLH lends a hand in real estate  The Phnom Penh Post

The Kith Meng-owned Royal Group on Thursday signed a joint venture agreement with Singaporean-based HLH Development Pte Ltd to construct a 12-storey ...

2 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Capital's Tuol Kork district projected to triple in 10 yrs - The Phnom Penh Post

Capital's Tuol Kork district projected to triple in 10 yrs  The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh's Tuol Kork district is projected to see a threefold increase in the supply of apartments for rent, which is predicted to reach a total of 5000 units in the ...

1 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Homes in Phnom Penh to be torn down - The Phnom Penh Post

Homes in Phnom Penh to be torn down  The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh's Dangkor district administration will tear down illegal houses and shops built on the bank of Prek Thnot river, said its administrative director Mok ...

25 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

We are willing to risk everything to defend our homes and land - Thomson Reuters Foundation

We are willing to risk everything to defend our homes and land  Thomson Reuters Foundation

I have not given up protesting - I want the evictions to stop and I want to be able to live in Boeung Kak in safety and freedom.

18 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Container market dying out, Post In-depth, Business - The Phnom Penh Post

Container market dying out, Post In-depth, Business  The Phnom Penh Post

As a new business concept that entered Cambodia three years ago, the container market became quite popular as a place for entertainment and shopping.

2 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Overturns Defamation Conviction of Election Official, Citing Lack of Evidence - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Overturns Defamation Conviction of Election Official, Citing Lack of Evidence  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha (L) embraces National Election Committee official Ny Chakrya at the General Department of Prisons in ...

1 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

The future is bleak, says 'A Cambodian Spring' director Chris Kelly - Southeast Asia Globe

The future is bleak, says 'A Cambodian Spring' director Chris Kelly  Southeast Asia Globe

In the run up to its screening at this year's FreedomFilmFest, Southeast Asia Globe speaks to the director of 2017 documentary A Cambodian Spring, which ...

25 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Chinese Money Is Driving a Property Boom in Cambodia - Bloomberg

Chinese Money Is Driving a Property Boom in Cambodia  Bloomberg

Phnom Penh, once known for its French colonial villas and modernist “New Khmer Architecture,” is becoming unrecognizable.

10 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Land rights activist Tep Vanny released from prison following royal pardon - Amnesty International

Cambodia: Land rights activist Tep Vanny released from prison following royal pardon  Amnesty International

Responding to the news that human rights defender Tep Vanny has been released from prison following a royal pardon after more than 700 days in detention, ...

7 Sep 2018 | 5:01 am

Local footballer praised for community action, Post - The Phnom Penh Post

Local footballer praised for community action, Post  The Phnom Penh Post

Putting an index finger on his lips as a shush sign before giving instructions for a football training, Tith Sovannara, 23, stood among a group of children in a ...

31 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Spate of pardons raises eyebrows - The Phnom Penh Post

Spate of pardons raises eyebrows  The Phnom Penh Post

In a series of unprecedented moves, prime minister-designate Hun Sen brokered royal pardons for a growing list of incarcerated political activists – from Boeung ...

29 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Tep Vanny back in court after release - The Phnom Penh Post

Tep Vanny back in court after release  The Phnom Penh Post

Just four days after stepping out of Prey Sar prison thanks to a royal pardon, land activist Tep Vanny was back in court on Friday facing a charge related to a ...

27 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Australian Filmmaker Still in Cambodian Prison on Espionage Charges - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Australian Filmmaker Still in Cambodian Prison on Espionage Charges  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

A verdict in James Ricketson's trial has been delayed, but two journalists accused of espionage were released on bail, and four jailed land rights activists were ...

24 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Royal pardon returns freedom to activist - Khmer Times

Royal pardon returns freedom to activist  Khmer Times

Prominent land activist Tep Vanny has been reunited with her family after two years in jail and plans to continue her fight for displaced Boeng Kak villagers.

24 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen hints at pardons for imprisoned CNRP members - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen hints at pardons for imprisoned CNRP members  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister-designate Hun Sen on Thursday hinted that he could soon request that a royal pardon is issued for 12 imprisoned members of the ...

24 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Vanny: Prison no different from animals locked in cage - The Phnom Penh Post

Vanny: Prison no different from animals locked in cage  The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak community land activist Tep Vanny on Tuesday expressed her frustration with her just-ended two-year imprisonment. Vanny said she and other ...

22 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha denied bail despite flurry of jail releases - Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha denied bail despite flurry of jail releases  Channel NewsAsia

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail on appeal on Wednesday (Aug 22), despite a string of high-profile figures being ...

22 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak's Vanny is released - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak's Vanny is released  The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak community land activist Tep Vanny was freed from Prey Sar prison on Monday night after a release warrant was issued by Phnom Penh Municipal ...

21 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

“We have no choice”: on compulsory evictions and elections in Cambodia - CityMetric

“We have no choice”: on compulsory evictions and elections in Cambodia  CityMetric

“We have to go, we have no choice,” says the young woman. “They are watching me.” It is end of July and election-day in Cambodia, and out of fear of ...

17 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Fighting for justice: the plight of Cambodia's imprisoned activist Tep Vanny - Southeast Asia Globe

Fighting for justice: the plight of Cambodia's imprisoned activist Tep Vanny  Southeast Asia Globe

It is exactly two years since Cambodia's prominent human rights defender Tep Vanny was jailed after protesting against the imprisonment of a group of rights ...

15 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny  Human Rights Watch

Land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny has been unjustly detained for two years as of today, for defending the rights of the Boeung Kak Lake ...

15 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Human Rights Watch urges land rights activist Tep Vanny's release - The Phnom Penh Post

Human Rights Watch urges land rights activist Tep Vanny's release  The Phnom Penh Post

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged authorities in the Kingdom to immediately release prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny whom they claim has ...

15 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Free Jailed Land Rights Activist - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free Jailed Land Rights Activist  Human Rights Watch

Cambodian authorities should quash the politically motivated conviction of prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny and unconditionally release her.

13 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Women lack full rights at Appeal Court - The Phnom Penh Post

Women lack full rights at Appeal Court  The Phnom Penh Post

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has released an observational report on the rights of woman defendant's at the Appeal Court, claiming that ...

10 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Tep Vanny: Jailed for defending her home - Amnesty International UK

Tep Vanny: Jailed for defending her home  Amnesty International UK

Tep Vanny is locked up in Cambodia simply for standing up against a luxury construction project that's seen 1000s of families lose their homes. Read more.

10 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia sets up polling stations; government critics call for election boycott - Reuters

Cambodia sets up polling stations; government critics call for election boycott  Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - At the Toul Kork Primary School in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh volunteers swept classrooms and laid out wooden desks on ...

27 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Disputants protest at home of tycoon, National - The Phnom Penh Post

Disputants protest at home of tycoon, National  The Phnom Penh Post

About 30 people involved in the long-running land dispute in Borei Keila and Boeung Kak lake demonstrated in front of the home of Suy Sophan, the owner of ...

17 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Three parties promise to free Sokha, other 'prisoners of conscience' - The Phnom Penh Post

Three parties promise to free Sokha, other 'prisoners of conscience'  The Phnom Penh Post

The campaign season is now underway in the Kingdom and at least three political parties have included in their platform promises to release the “political ...

10 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

OPINION: Weighing the Costs of Cambodia's Rental to China - The News Lens 關鍵評論網

OPINION: Weighing the Costs of Cambodia's Rental to China  The News Lens 關鍵評論網

Chinese companies are taking out swathes of Cambodia on 99-year leases, largely to the exclusion of average Cambodians. Tags: Cambodia debt, Chinese ...

5 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Learning Jungle International School raises funds for Kantha Bopha @ Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra - Khmer Times

Learning Jungle International School raises funds for Kantha Bopha @ Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra  Khmer Times

Learning Jungle International School, the first Canadian franchise school in Cambodia held its graduation ceremony on June 24 at Sofitel Phnom Penh ...

29 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Fingers pointed for city's floods - The Phnom Penh Post

Fingers pointed for city's floods  The Phnom Penh Post

Blame is being passed around on the cause of flooding along the Boeung Trabek canal which inundated people's homes after two consecutive days of heavy ...

29 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Flash floods hit Phnom Penh - Khmer Times

Flash floods hit Phnom Penh  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh was inundated on Monday evening as a heavy thunderstorm, lasting more than an hour, lashed the city. Flood waters reached waist-high at parts ...

25 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Protesters Turn to Spiritual Warfare as Last Resort - OZY

Cambodian Protesters Turn to Spiritual Warfare as Last Resort  OZY

Faced with land grabs, displacement and little recourse, Cambodian communities are turning to curses to challenge an authoritarian regime and powerful ...

25 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

MoU inked with China firm for sewage study - The Phnom Penh Post

MoU inked with China firm for sewage study  The Phnom Penh Post

The Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Beijing Urban Construction ...

14 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

A Cambodian Spring review – conflict and corruption in the capital - The Guardian

A Cambodian Spring review – conflict and corruption in the capital  The Guardian

Three activists fight to save their homes from being bulldozed in a documentary stymied by its awkward pacing.

20 May 2018 | 2:00 am

A Cambodian Spring review: remarkable story about a community trying to save itself from destruction - The Independent

A Cambodian Spring review: remarkable story about a community trying to save itself from destruction  The Independent

Director Chris Kelly took nine years to complete this remarkable film about land-rights protests and political skullduggery in Cambodia. The subject matter may ...

17 May 2018 | 2:00 am

A Cambodian Spring – engrossing portrait of grassroots protesters - The Guardian

A Cambodian Spring – engrossing portrait of grassroots protesters  The Guardian

In 2013, thousands took to the streets in Cambodia protesting against the re-election of long-serving prime minister Hun Sen in what some optimistically saw as ...

17 May 2018 | 2:00 am

How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this Irish filmmaker - thejournal.ie

How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this Irish filmmaker  thejournal.ie

WHEN CHRIS KELLY went on a trip to Cambodian in 2006 he wasn't expecting to end up spending most of the next decade there filming what would become ...

13 May 2018 | 2:00 am

A Cambodian Spring: Magic trick of a movie - Irish Times

A Cambodian Spring: Magic trick of a movie  Irish Times

Review: There's no easy way to summarise this documentary. But it's well worth seeing.

4 May 2018 | 2:00 am

A Cambodian Spring: Forced evictions and Land Rights - RTE.ie

A Cambodian Spring: Forced evictions and Land Rights  RTE.ie

Nine years in the making, Chris Kelly's A Cambodian Spring documents six years of popular protest against forced evictions under the Hun Sen-led government ...

2 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Derry director's Cambodian film charts gross injustice - RTE.ie

Derry director's Cambodian film charts gross injustice  RTE.ie

Derry director Chris Kelly believes that anyone with any sense of moral justice would be angered by the events depicted in his documentary, A Cambodian ...

2 May 2018 | 2:00 am

The war on drugs' youngest inmates, National, Post In-depth - The Phnom Penh Post

The war on drugs' youngest inmates, National, Post In-depth  The Phnom Penh Post

A gurgling baby boy clings to the collar of his mother's state-issued orange jumpsuit. He has her nose, and her wide brown eyes. Unfazed, Chan Sophea scoops ...

27 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Activist Tep Vanny makes new bid for release from Cambodia prison - The Phnom Penh Post

Activist Tep Vanny makes new bid for release from Cambodia prison  The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak community land activist Tep Vanny is making another bid for release in a case that sent her to prison over a 2013 protest outside the home of Prime ...

23 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Land activists submit petition for release of leader Tep Vanny - The Phnom Penh Post

Land activists submit petition for release of leader Tep Vanny  The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak activists and family members of jailed protest leader Tep Vanny submitted a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen's cabinet on Tuesday asking for her ...

13 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak residents request Tep Vanny's release from Phnom Penh jail - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak residents request Tep Vanny's release from Phnom Penh jail  The Phnom Penh Post

A handful of Boeung Kak residents this morning attempted to file a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen's cabinet asking for the release of fellow activist Tep Vanny ...

5 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy urges Vital water boycott - Khmer Times

Rainsy urges Vital water boycott  Khmer Times

The Cambodia National Rescue Movement, founded by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, has urged people to stop drinking Vital Premium Water.

19 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian CSOs slam Supreme Court's decision upholding the conviction of Tep Vanny - IFEX

Cambodian CSOs slam Supreme Court's decision upholding the conviction of Tep Vanny  IFEX

Tep Vanny has been in detention for more than 500 days already for leading a local protest.

12 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Supreme Court Upheld Tep Vanny's Prison Sentence - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Supreme Court Upheld Tep Vanny's Prison Sentence  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Tep Vanny was accused of assaulting security officers at a protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen's house in Phnom Penh in March 2013,

9 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Supreme Court Rejects Appeal by Jailed Land-Rights Activist - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Supreme Court Rejects Appeal by Jailed Land-Rights Activist  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Supreme Court today upheld the 30-month sentence imposed last year by a lower court on prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny, sending her ...

7 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Tep Vanny's sentence upheld at Supreme Court - The Phnom Penh Post

Tep Vanny's sentence upheld at Supreme Court  The Phnom Penh Post

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 30-month sentence for land activist Tep Vanny on charges relating to a 2013 protest outside Prime Minister Hun ...

7 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

The changing face of Boeung Kak - Khmer Times

The changing face of Boeung Kak  Khmer Times

Boeung Kak was once the largest urban lake in Cambodia and was in the north of Phnom Penh with a vibrant community living on its edges. Then along came ...

2 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

22 more Boeung Kak families receive land titles - The Phnom Penh Post

22 more Boeung Kak families receive land titles  The Phnom Penh Post

Twenty-two families who were still protesting their evictions from the Boeung Kak lake area accepted offers from the city today, leaving 10 holdouts remaining ...

27 Dec 2017 | 2:00 am

Activist swaps protests for rural life - Khmer Times

Activist swaps protests for rural life  Khmer Times

The families who once lived around Boeung Kak lake in Phnom Penh have been protesting since 2007. Thousands have been relocated over the past decade ...

15 Dec 2017 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak activists' sentences upheld - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak activists' sentences upheld  The Phnom Penh Post

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the convictions and six-month sentences of three Boeung Kak activists – including Tep Vanny – for allegedly obstructing ...

11 Dec 2017 | 2:00 am

Between 2008 and 2012, a vast lake in Phnom Penh was made to vanish. The resulting protests changed Cambodia - CityMetric

Between 2008 and 2012, a vast lake in Phnom Penh was made to vanish. The resulting protests changed Cambodia  CityMetric

Between 2008 and 2012, a vast lake in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh was made to vanish. The thriving ecosystem was filled in with sand, and the local ...

8 Sep 2017 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak workers protest company over wages - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak workers protest company over wages  The Phnom Penh Post

Construction workers, supervisors and janitors working on a massive mixed-use development at the former Boeung Kak lake protested outside the site yesterday ...

31 Aug 2017 | 2:00 am

PM orders governor to resolve Boeung Kak dispute - Khmer Times

PM orders governor to resolve Boeung Kak dispute  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Phnom Penh governor to speed up the process of ending Boeung Kak Lake land dispute, which has dragged on ...

23 Aug 2017 | 2:00 am

A year of 'hell' in Prey Sar for Tep Vanny - The Phnom Penh Post

A year of 'hell' in Prey Sar for Tep Vanny  The Phnom Penh Post

Tep Vanny stood beside four effigies on a dusky evening last August, marshalling other Boeung Kak residents to light incense sticks, hold lotus stems and throw ...

15 Aug 2017 | 2:00 am

Art meets revelry at new Boeung Kak container market - The Phnom Penh Post

Art meets revelry at new Boeung Kak container market  The Phnom Penh Post

The capital now has its second large-scale container market, this time in the Boeung Kak neighbourhood. Constructed on land once submerged by the city's ...

11 Aug 2017 | 2:00 am

Singapore Company Agrees to Build on Boeng Kak Lake Land - The Cambodia Daily

Singapore Company Agrees to Build on Boeng Kak Lake Land  The Cambodia Daily

A company run by Singaporean investors has entered into a $71 million joint venture agreement to develop 1 hectare of land on what was previously Boeng Kak ...

2 Aug 2017 | 2:00 am

Vanny maintains innocence - The Phnom Penh Post

Vanny maintains innocence  The Phnom Penh Post

Jailed activist Tep Vanny yesterday maintained her innocence and called on the judge to overturn her conviction in a hearing at the Appeal Court yesterday, ...

28 Jul 2017 | 2:00 am

Container markets multiply in the capital, Post - The Phnom Penh Post

Container markets multiply in the capital, Post  The Phnom Penh Post

The container market is undoubtedly proving to be a popular venue in Phnom Penh, with the latest container market set to spring up in the Boeung Kak area.

27 Jul 2017 | 2:00 am

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

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

The Pearl of Asia. Paris of the East. The monikers are today synonymous with Phnom Penh under the French and the Golden Era under Prince Norodom ...

7 Jul 2017 | 2:00 am

Women on the Frontlines of Cambodia Land Fight - Voice of America

Women on the Frontlines of Cambodia Land Fight  Voice of America

Cambodian activists fighting plans to transform Phnom Penh's largest lake into a luxury development made a tactical decision when they took to the streets: put ...

23 Jun 2017 | 2:00 am

Q&A: Chris Kelly on A Cambodian Spring, Post - The Phnom Penh Post

Q&A: Chris Kelly on A Cambodian Spring, Post  The Phnom Penh Post

A Cambodian Spring, a new feature-length documentary by filmmaker Chris Kelly, chronicles the turbulent evictions at Boeung Kak, the political evolution of ...

23 Jun 2017 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak lake dispute 'closed' - 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, ...

28 Apr 2017 | 2:00 am

In a Rundown Phnom Penh Neighborhood, Graffiti and Street Art Thrive - Hyperallergic

In a Rundown Phnom Penh Neighborhood, Graffiti and Street Art Thrive  Hyperallergic

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Graffiti in Cambodia has not historically been very common, but that's changing fast due to the city's relatively young and ...

1 Mar 2017 | 2:00 am

Vanny, Boeung Kak activists see sentences upheld - The Phnom Penh Post

Vanny, Boeung Kak activists see sentences upheld  The Phnom Penh Post

The Appeal Court yesterday upheld a municipal court decision to sentence prominent land activist Tep Vanny and three others to six months in prison in relation ...

28 Feb 2017 | 2:00 am

Activist Vanny gets 30 months, while security guards beat man in City Mall - The Phnom Penh Post

Activist Vanny gets 30 months, while security guards beat man in City Mall  The Phnom Penh Post

Land activist Tep Vanny was yesterday found guilty and sentenced to 30 months in prison for allegedly ordering an attack on Daun Penh security guards some ...

24 Feb 2017 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak: A Disastrous Decade, National, Post In-depth - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak: A Disastrous Decade, National, Post In-depth  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 ...

3 Feb 2017 | 2:00 am

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

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

Housewives-turned-protesters and a man who refuses to move despite being walled off from access to water are among those profiled on Get Rea!

9 Jan 2017 | 2:00 am

Opponents of new road gather at B Kak mosque - The Phnom Penh Post

Opponents of new road gather at B Kak mosque  The Phnom Penh Post

Hundreds of Cham Muslims protesting a divisive road to be built on the land of a Boeung Kak mosque this weekend appealed to higher powers for intervention: ...

2 Jan 2017 | 2:00 am

Work on mosque road halted - The Phnom Penh Post

Work on mosque road halted  The Phnom Penh Post

Work has temporarily halted on a road traversing the Boeung Kak mosque after scores of angry worshippers on Friday tore down a temporary metal fence ...

26 Dec 2016 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Capital City Reaches for the Sky - Asia Sentinel

Cambodia's Capital City Reaches for the Sky  Asia Sentinel

Phnom Penh — the city the Khmer Rouge emptied in 1975 – is now a sprawling urban center of 1.7 million people whose skyline could soon be unrecognizable ...

24 Nov 2016 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak activists found guilty - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak activists found guilty  The Phnom Penh Post

Four Boeung Kak lake activists were convicted and sentenced to six months in jail yesterday for their roles in a 2011 scuffle with security personnel outside City ...

20 Sep 2016 | 2:00 am

After five years, case against Boeung Kak activists has trial date - The Phnom Penh Post

After five years, case against Boeung Kak activists has trial date  The Phnom Penh Post

Four Boeung Kak lake activists, including recently jailed community leader Tep Vanny, will face trial next month for a five-year-old case of insulting and ...

29 Aug 2016 | 2:00 am

Activist walks free as Boeung Kak duo's charges changed - The Phnom Penh Post

Activist walks free as Boeung Kak duo's charges changed  The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak lake activists Tep Vanny and Bov Sophea were convicted yesterday of insulting a public official, a sharp reduction from the far more serious charge ...

23 Aug 2016 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Court Charges Boeung Kak Lake Activists With ‘Incitement’ - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Court Charges Boeung Kak Lake Activists With ‘Incitement’  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian authorities jailed a pair of Boeung Kak Lake activists today for their role in a “Black Monday” protest after charging them with incitement to commit a ...

17 Aug 2016 | 2:00 am

Two Boeung Kak lake activists held after Black Monday protest - The Phnom Penh Post

Two Boeung Kak lake activists held after Black Monday protest  The Phnom Penh Post

Twenty-four hours after their arrest, two Boeung Kak lake activists remained at Daun Penh district police station, while a Spanish national was briefly detained ...

17 Aug 2016 | 2:00 am

Shukaku opens new Boeung Kak Lake chapter, Post Property - The Phnom Penh Post

Shukaku opens new Boeung Kak Lake chapter, Post Property  The Phnom Penh Post

The development of former Boeung Kak Lake in central Phnom Penh has been one of the most controversial and, at the same time, one of the most ambitious ...

23 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak mission comes to end - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak mission comes to end  The Phnom Penh Post

Simone Bistrot and Art – set up two years ago ostensibly in a bid to reinvigorate the former backpacker haven at Boeung Kak lake and turn it into an “art village” ...

25 Mar 2016 | 2:00 am

The Vanishing Lakes of Phnom Penh - The Diplomat

The Vanishing Lakes of Phnom Penh  The Diplomat

Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright have set out on a journey to follow the Mekong river from sea to source. The Diplomat will be sharing some of the stories they've ...

17 Feb 2016 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak protesters pelt World Bank office with eggs - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak protesters pelt World Bank office with eggs  The Phnom Penh Post

Villagers evicted by the development of Boeung Kak lake took their protest to the World Bank headquarters in Phnom Penh yesterday, demanding to meet with ...

2 Feb 2016 | 2:00 am

Chinese Firm Begins Construction at Boeng Kak - The Cambodia Daily

Chinese Firm Begins Construction at Boeng Kak  The Cambodia Daily

Eight years after CPP Senator Lao Meng Khin signed off on a 99-year lease of Boeng Kak lake in one of the most controversial real estate deals in Phnom ...

1 Oct 2015 | 2:00 am

A possible revival for Boeung Kak lake, Post - The Phnom Penh Post

A possible revival for Boeung Kak lake, Post  The Phnom Penh Post

What does the recent rejuvenation of the 'old lakeside' mean for property development? Few neighbourhoods have such a traumatic recent history as the ...

23 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak women self-harm - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak women self-harm  The Phnom Penh Post

Three imprisoned land activists intentionally injured themselves on Friday in an alleged suicide attempt after being confined in their cell for two days, according ...

6 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am

'Development' a dirty word, survey finds , National - The Phnom Penh Post

'Development' a dirty word, survey finds , National  The Phnom Penh Post

After admitting there were “major problems” with its resettlement projects earlier this month, the World Bank has come under fire from Boeung Kak lake residents ...

19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am

Shukaku's drain plan delayed - The Phnom Penh Post

Shukaku's drain plan delayed  The Phnom Penh Post

Developer Shukaku Inc almost certainly won't begin planned drainage work at its Boeung Kak site this month because the government has yet to approve its ...

25 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am

Shukaku pushes forward at Boeung Kak - The Phnom Penh Post

Shukaku pushes forward at Boeung Kak  The Phnom Penh Post

Local developer Shukaku will step up construction of its controversial Boeung Kak lake development project this month, beginning work on a drainage system ...

3 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am

Painting a new future for Boeung Kak street - The Phnom Penh Post

Painting a new future for Boeung Kak street  The Phnom Penh Post

After the loss of the lake that drew thousands of backpackers, plans are afoot to turn the area around Street 93 into a graffiti-filled 'art village'

11 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak land deal not yet sealed - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak land deal not yet sealed  The Phnom Penh Post

The Singapore-listed developer that entered into a purchase agreement for 1.3 hectares of land at Boeung Kak lake – the site where thousands of families have ...

1 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak awaits justice - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak awaits justice  The Phnom Penh Post

More than 30 families in the capital's Boeung Kak community are still waiting for official land titles six weeks after City Hall officials measured ground at the site of ...

18 Dec 2013 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak villagers closer to land titles, National - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak villagers closer to land titles, National  The Phnom Penh Post

It's taken years of waiting – and protesting – but families in the capital's Boeung Kak community yesterday saw City Hall officials measure land in their villages.

7 Nov 2013 | 2:00 am

Boeung Kak Activist’s Prison Term Reduced - Radio Free Asia

Boeung Kak Activist’s Prison Term Reduced  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia's Court of Appeals on Friday reduced the prison term of a Phnom Penh housing rights activist but upheld her conviction in a decision her lawyer said ...

14 Jun 2013 | 2:00 am

In Cambodia, thousands forced from homes in land disputes with government - Toronto Star

In Cambodia, thousands forced from homes in land disputes with government  Toronto Star

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA—In 1979, Phan Chhunreth ventured to Phnom Penh after toiling for nearly four years in a Khmer Rouge labour camp. Pol Pot's ...

6 Oct 2012 | 2:00 am

Land disputes in Cambodia focus ire on Chinese investors - Washington Post

Land disputes in Cambodia focus ire on Chinese investors  Washington Post

In Cambodia, public fury over land grabs puts China in the spotlight.

25 Sep 2012 | 2:00 am

The Boeung Kak 13 - The Economist

The Boeung Kak 13  The Economist

AMID cheers and the odd tear, a band of 13 women—a dowdy lot of impoverished middle-aged mothers, homemakers, and a grandmother—were set free by a ...

27 Jun 2012 | 2:00 am