Cambodia News: Boeung Kak

How sand mining is threatening Cambodia's Mekong River - PBS NewsHour

How sand mining is threatening Cambodia's Mekong River  PBS NewsHour

Sand mining accounts for 85 percent of all worldwide mineral extraction, a $70 billion industry. In Cambodia, the practice is big business -- but it comes with a ...

18 Sep 2019 | 6:30 pm

Woman's 165-year jail term reduced - The Phnom Penh Post

Woman's 165-year jail term reduced  The Phnom Penh Post

The Appeal Court on Thursday reduced the prison sentence of Pech Sonet from 165 to 19 years, while three of her co-defendants also had their jail terms ...

6 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

Approved investments a boon for commercial land - Khmer Times

Approved investments a boon for commercial land  Khmer Times

The economic stability and strong inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first half this year is a strong indicator of the continued growth of the ...

7 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Taiwanese 'graffiti village' draws crowds, eases elderly loneliness - The Phnom Penh Post

Taiwanese 'graffiti village' draws crowds, eases elderly loneliness  The Phnom Penh Post

Nestled in the mist-covered foothills of Taiwan's central mountain range, Ruan Chiao village is virtually devoid of young people, but artist Wu Tsun-hsien is ...

23 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Phnom Penh poor uprooted as lakes are filled in - The Business Times

Phnom Penh poor uprooted as lakes are filled in  The Business Times

THE BUSINESS TIMES Real Estate - LAY Sremeth and her family have lived on a narrow stretch of land by Phnom Penh's Boeung Tompoun lake for three ...

16 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Phnom Penh poor uprooted as lakes filled in for malls, flats - Reuters

Phnom Penh poor uprooted as lakes filled in for malls, flats  Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lay Sremeth and her family have lived on a narrow stretch of land by Phnom Penh's Boeung Tompoun lake for ...

14 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia: Activists Charged for Participating in Memorial - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Activists Charged for Participating in Memorial  Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Cambodian authorities should drop all charges and release people arrested for commemorating the third anniversary of the killing of the political ...

12 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Condo sector sees rise in supply composed mostly of affordable units - Khmer Times

Condo sector sees rise in supply composed mostly of affordable units  Khmer Times

Thirteen condominium projects joined the local supply during the first half of the year, according to the latest report from real estate services firm CBRE ...

11 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Tuk-tuk drivers protest fares - The Phnom Penh Post

Tuk-tuk drivers protest fares  The Phnom Penh Post

More than 100 PassApp tuk-tuk drivers protested on Hun Sen Boulevard in the capital on Wednesday to demand that prices be restored after PassApp ...

4 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Experts say Phnom Penh developing as a smart city - Khmer Times

Experts say Phnom Penh developing as a smart city  Khmer Times

Cambodia is at a pivotal stage in its process of urbanisation. Experts at a seminar Tuesday in the capital said now is the time to push smart city technology.

26 Jun 2019 | 3:00 am

Demand rises for Dangkor district plots - Khmer Times

Demand rises for Dangkor district plots  Khmer Times

After connecting National Road 2 and Street 271, the floodgates opened.

12 Jun 2019 | 3:00 am

Rise in approved real estate projects - Khmer Times

Rise in approved real estate projects  Khmer Times

More than $2.7 billion worth of real estate projects were approved during the first four months of the year, a sharp 67.3 percent increase, according to the Ministry ...

3 Jun 2019 | 3:00 am

Court hears Rott Mony case - The Phnom Penh Post

Court hears Rott Mony case  The Phnom Penh Post

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday heard the civil case of Rath Rott Mony over the filming of the controversial RT documentary My Mother Sold Me, ...

31 May 2019 | 3:00 am

A New Group of Boeung Kak Residents Seeks Compensation for Their Damaged Homes - វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

A New Group of Boeung Kak Residents Seeks Compensation for Their Damaged Homes  វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

So Leng, 65, whose house and backyard were also partly damaged, hopes that they will finally get a reasonable compensation from the company.

28 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Some 50000 ballots to be used in Cambodia's May 26 elections | #AsiaNewsNetwork - Eleven Myanmar

Some 50000 ballots to be used in Cambodia's May 26 elections | #AsiaNewsNetwork  Eleven Myanmar

(Phonm Penh Post/ANN) - Some 50000 paper ballots will be issued for the 3rd Mandate Council Elections that will be held on May 26, said National Election ...

17 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Royal Platinum breaks ground in Boeung Kak - The Phnom Penh Post

Royal Platinum breaks ground in Boeung Kak  The Phnom Penh Post

The 28-storey Royal Platinum Condominium development project, a joint venture between Kith Meng's Royal Group and Singapore-based Hong Lai Huat Group ...

9 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Phnom Penh land tax prices set to increase - The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh land tax prices set to increase  The Phnom Penh Post

The government has adjusted Phnom Penh's land prices for a new registration tax base that is set to commence in July of this year, according to a Ministry of ...

2 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Become a property mogul at the Home & Lifestyle Expo 2019 - Khmer Times

Become a property mogul at the Home & Lifestyle Expo 2019  Khmer Times

It's a common Phnom Penh experience: You're riding your motorbike down the street and you pass a Rolls Royce or a sleek Porsche. But what's the secret to ...

24 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Car firm owner arrested pending court appearance - The Phnom Penh Post

Car firm owner arrested pending court appearance  The Phnom Penh Post

The National Police on Monday detained Seng Sopheak, the owner of Seng Huot car dealership, pending a court appearance on fraud charges after he was ...

23 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Study Finds One in Four Worry about Losing Home, Property - Voice of America

Study Finds One in Four Worry about Losing Home, Property  Voice of America

A Britain-based research group found that one in four people in 33 countries are afraid of losing their homes. Concern about losing property is highest in West ...

5 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Boeung Kak activists sentenced - The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak activists sentenced  The Phnom Penh Post

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced each of four Boeung Kak land activists to one year in prison and a two million riel ($500) fine on Monday for ...

2 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

General held for PM 'insult' - The Phnom Penh Post

General held for PM 'insult'  The Phnom Penh Post

SIEM Reap provincial court has placed a one-star military general in pre-trial detention after he was arrested on March 26 for insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen ...

1 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Hit-and-run Range Rover driver identity confirmed - The Phnom Penh Post

Hit-and-run Range Rover driver identity confirmed  The Phnom Penh Post

Following a two-day investigation, the driver of a Range Rover SUV who was involved in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed one life in Phnom Penh has been ...

29 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

Phnom Penh climbs six spots in cost of living ranking - Khmer Times

Phnom Penh climbs six spots in cost of living ranking  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh moved up six places, reaching the 76th spot, in The Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, a ranking compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

20 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

China's chequebook diplomacy in Cambodia a double-edged sword creating resentment - Channel NewsAsia

China's chequebook diplomacy in Cambodia a double-edged sword creating resentment  Channel NewsAsia

Tensions rise as locals worry about the threat of Chinese-owned businesses and enclaves to their livelihood, homes and rights, as the programme ...

19 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

St 93 soirée: music, murals and more - Khmer Times

St 93 soirée: music, murals and more  Khmer Times

Develop Boeung Kak Art is working together with Phnom Penh Underground to throw the biggest, baddest art party Phnom Penh has ever seen. Anith Adilah ...

15 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

Why is Phnom Penh so obsessed with filling lakes? - Eco-Business

Why is Phnom Penh so obsessed with filling lakes?  Eco-Business

Phnom Penh developers have a penchant for filling lakes to create space for increasingly grand projects, but the projects could have serious repercussions for...

13 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

CAMBODIAN COMMUNITY | Environmental activist visits - Liverpool City Champion

CAMBODIAN COMMUNITY | Environmental activist visits  Liverpool City Champion

Cambodians know him simply as Alex from his work with Mother Nature Cambodia. He's widely respected for exposing environmental degradation and illegal ...

26 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

In Cambodia, Chinese workers earn more, but pay the price with diminished labour rights - Equal Times

In Cambodia, Chinese workers earn more, but pay the price with diminished labour rights  Equal Times

When dusk falls over the city, the diggers roars to life. The small team of workers laying the base of the 46-storey Morgan Tower in Phnom Penh's Koh Pich (or ...

25 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

RA Reviews: James Holden - A Cambodian Spring OST on Border Community (Album) - Resident Advisor

RA Reviews: James Holden - A Cambodian Spring OST on Border Community (Album)  Resident Advisor

James Holden - A Cambodian Spring OST "Repetitious things change your state of mind," James Holden once said. He was speaking of his fondness for loops, ...

12 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

The young Cambodian escaping poverty using the beautiful game - The Phnom Penh Post

The young Cambodian escaping poverty using the beautiful game  The Phnom Penh Post

Tucked away in a neglected slum area near Boeung Kak Lake, a young aspiring football coach is harnessing the power of sport for social empowerment and to ...

12 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

James Holden A Cambodian Spring - Exclaim!

James Holden A Cambodian Spring  Exclaim!

Filmed over six years, from 2009 to 2015, Irish director Chris Kelly's observational documentary A Cambodian Spring tracks a community livin...

11 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

Koh Rong islands to form Kingdom's newest city - Khmer Times

Koh Rong islands to form Kingdom's newest city  Khmer Times

In May of this year, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem islands will form the newest municipality in Cambodia, according to a sub-decree released by the ...

6 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

Hospital closed after confinement claims - The Phnom Penh Post

Hospital closed after confinement claims  The Phnom Penh Post

THE Ministry of Health on Monday ordered the immediate closure of the capital's Victoria International Hospital for allegedly holding a patient and her family ...

15 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

Activists stage third Russian embassy 'filmmaker' protest - The Phnom Penh Post

Activists stage third Russian embassy 'filmmaker' protest  The Phnom Penh Post

More than 10 family members and supporters of detained alleged filmmaker Rath Rott Mony gathered outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Phnom ...

10 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

Boeung Tamouk reclamation project worries villagers - Khmer Times

Boeung Tamouk reclamation project worries villagers  Khmer Times

The government is going ahead with its plans to revamp part of Phnom Penh's largest water reservoir into a vegetable market, despite complaints from villagers, ...

9 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

GDP opposes Boeng Tamouk lake development - Khmer Times

GDP opposes Boeng Tamouk lake development  Khmer Times

The Grassroots Democratic Party wants the government to keep Boeng Tamouk lake as the last large natural lake rather than having part of it filled for ...

7 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

Plans to build vegetable centre in capital unveiled - Khmer Times

Plans to build vegetable centre in capital unveiled  Khmer Times

The area around Boeung Tamouk Lake, in the outskirts of Phnom Penh, will be built into a massive market to centralise the supply of locally grown and imported ...

4 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

Reaping new benefits in Temple Town - Khmer Times

Reaping new benefits in Temple Town  Khmer Times

Despite the general consensus that the property market in Siem Reap has slowed down, many experts are bullish on the potential of the area.

2 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

Construction sector sees 20% fall - The Phnom Penh Post

Construction sector sees 20% fall  The Phnom Penh Post

The Kingdom's construction sector has seen a 20 per cent fall in capital investment this year compared to last year, while the government collected nearly $100 ...

25 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Russey Keo, a project away from a boom - Khmer Times

Russey Keo, a project away from a boom  Khmer Times

Earlier this year, the World Bank reiterated that Cambodia's GDP growth will stay above 6 percent through 2020.

19 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Russia petitioned for 'release of filmmaker' - The Phnom Penh Post

Russia petitioned for 'release of filmmaker'  The Phnom Penh Post

The wife of detained alleged filmmaker Rath Rott Mony and a number of Boeung Kak land activists filed a petition on Tuesday at the Embassy of the Russian ...

19 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Container market dying out - The Phnom Penh Post

Container market dying out  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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

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

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

In a week that saw two journalists accused of espionage released on bail and four jailed land rights activists pardoned completely in Cambodia, filmmaker ...

24 Aug 2018 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Cambodian Land Activist Freed, Journalists Granted Bail - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodian Land Activist Freed, Journalists Granted Bail  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

A high-profile Cambodian land activist has been freed from prison and two jailed journalists granted bail following the ruling party's domination of an effectively ...

21 Aug 2018 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Disputants protest at home of tycoon - The Phnom Penh Post

Disputants protest at home of tycoon  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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

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

A Cambodian Spring – engrossing portrait of grassroots protesters  The Guardian

There's gripping human drama in this documentary about a Buddhist monk and two 'housewife activists' leading a battle against forced evictions. Thu 17 May ...

17 May 2018 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

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

A Cambodian Spring: Magic trick of a movie  Irish Times

Chris Kelly has an interesting tale to tell in this singular documentary. Filmed over six long years in Cambodia, the picture kicks up questions about property ...

4 May 2018 | 3:00 am

Derry director's Cambodian film charts gross injustice - RTÉ News

Derry director's Cambodian film charts gross injustice  RTÉ News

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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Risking banishment, Buddhist monks speak up for land rights in Cambodia - Reuters

Risking banishment, Buddhist monks speak up for land rights in Cambodia  Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Loun Sovath lived the routine life of a Buddhist monk for many years in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh ...

23 Oct 2017 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

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

25 Aug 2017 | 3:00 am

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

Hun Sen orders government to help 7 Boeung Kak families  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 ...

23 Aug 2017 | 3:00 am

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

Tep Vanny: Jailed for defending her home  Amnesty International UK

Even when she was beaten in protests, she would join the next day. If anyone is in trouble my daughter will support them for justice. She is so brave.

16 Aug 2017 | 7:29 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 | 3:00 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.

11 Aug 2017 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

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

Q&A: Chris Kelly on A Cambodian Spring  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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Boeung Kak: A Disastrous Decade - 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 ...

3 Feb 2017 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Road OK'd by Cham leaders - 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 ...

27 Dec 2016 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

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

Shukaku opens new Boeung Kak Lake chapter  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 | 3:00 am

Despite Whitewashing, Street Art Going Strong - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Despite Whitewashing, Street Art Going Strong  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

In December City Hall erased a huge mural on the side of the capital's famous White Building and a large amount off street art at Pannasastra University.

6 Jun 2016 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

'Mummy' gets land title - The Phnom Penh Post

'Mummy' gets land title  The Phnom Penh Post

Leading Boeung Kak land-rights activist Nget Khun has received the title to land she has protested to keep for almost a decade, though she says she will not ...

29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am

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

A possible revival for Boeung Kak lake  The Phnom Penh Post

What does the recent rejuvenation of the 'old lakeside' mean for property development?

23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Cambodia lake battle: How Boeung Kak became a puddle - BBC News

Cambodia lake battle: How Boeung Kak became a puddle  BBC News

Cambodians living on Phnom Penh's biggest lake are fighting a losing battle against property developers, writes the BBC's Guy De Launey.

14 Aug 2011 | 3:00 am

World Bank stops funds for Cambodia over evictions - Reuters

World Bank stops funds for Cambodia over evictions  Reuters

PHNOM PENH, Aug 9 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Tuesday it had stopped providing loans to Cambodia and would not resume lending until the ...

9 Aug 2011 | 3:00 am