Cambodia News: Boeung Kak

Third container market to open in November - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Third container market to open in November
The Phnom Penh Post
A smaller container market, Art's Container Market, opened last month in the capital's Boeung Kak neighbourhood, with 80 stalls for food and drinks. Similar markets are planned in Sihanoukville and Siem Reap. Chhay Sophiorn, project manager of Jet's ...

11 Sep 2017 | 7:02 pm

Cambodia crosses red line to 'outright dictatorship' - Ballarat Courier


Ballarat Courier

Cambodia crosses red line to 'outright dictatorship'
Ballarat Courier
Tep Vanny and a group known as the "women of the lake" have for 10 years fought the eviction of as many as 20,000 people from their homes on 133 hectares of land that was once Boeung Kak Lake. The land was signed over to a company linked to a ...

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9 Sep 2017 | 9:51 am

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


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 community of Boeung Kak, made up of 20,000 people who lived on or around the lake, were displaced.

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8 Sep 2017 | 3:10 am

Drug boy tells of plight - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

Drug boy tells of plight
Khmer Times
He said that since his parents passed away, he and his siblings stay with their grandmother at a rented house near the railway tracks in Boeung Kak II commune. He admitted to selling 25 packages of crystal methamphetamine to users in an area of Tuol ...

6 Sep 2017 | 1:02 pm

As Young Enjoy Fashionable New Hang-Outs, Memory of Violent Evictions Fades - VOA Khmer


VOA Khmer

As Young Enjoy Fashionable New Hang-Outs, Memory of Violent Evictions Fades
VOA Khmer
“In hope, the government and the company re-think their commitment to human rights law and the longevity of development as well,” he said. In Boeung Kak, the site of another infamous forced eviction, another container market, Art's Container Market ...

5 Sep 2017 | 1:26 pm

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


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, claiming their Beijing-based employer had not paid them in months. Cheav Borey, 25, an ...

30 Aug 2017 | 9:22 pm

Hun Sen mocks Sam Rainsy's Facebook page, National, Phnom ... - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen mocks Sam Rainsy's Facebook page, National, Phnom ...
The Phnom Penh Post
Hun Sen bragged about his Facebook prowess during a speech to thousands of workers on Koh Pich on Sunday, mocking former opposition leader Sam Rainsy ...

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28 Aug 2017 | 7:06 pm

Under Threat of Jail, Women Activists Fight Cambodian Lake Land Grab - News Deeply


News Deeply

Under Threat of Jail, Women Activists Fight Cambodian Lake Land Grab
News Deeply
Women activists in Cambodia are demanding justice after residents were displaced by the development of Boeung Kak lake – and are persevering despite the imprisonment of their movement's leader.

25 Aug 2017 | 9:59 am

Hun Sen orders government to help 7 Boeung Kak families, National ... - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen orders government to help 7 Boeung Kak families, National ...
The Phnom Penh Post
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday directed Phnom Penh Governor Khoung Sreng to quickly resolve land dispute claims by seven families residing in the ...
PM orders governor to resolve Boeung Kak dispute - Khmer TimesKhmer Times

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22 Aug 2017 | 7:32 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