Phnom Penh claims new piece of Kandal

Source: Phnom Penh Post

A part of Kandal province’s fast-developing Muk Kampoul district has been transferred into the administrative jurisdiction of Phnom Penh as part of the capital city’s 2035 master plan, City Hall spokesman Mean Chanyada said yesterday.

Chanyada said a November 21 royal decree had immediately transferred an unspecified portion of Sambuor Meas commune, Continue reading “Phnom Penh claims new piece of Kandal”

Phnom Penh claims new piece of Kandal

Peninsula’s future in flux

Source: Phnom Penh Post

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Chea Sophat points to his old rice field earlier this month in Chroy Changvar, after it was filled with sand in preparation for the OCIC development on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Hong Menea

Chea Sophat stood on the gravel embankment of a road as he pointed to what was once his rice field, an unfenced, 4,000-square-metre waterlogged plot with a handful of buffaloes wallowing in the mud.

Across the Tonle Sap river, Phnom Penh was celebrating the festivities of the Water Festival – longboat races, music concerts, an appearance by the King – but on Chroy Changvar, 63-year-old Sophat was consumed by worry. Continue reading “Peninsula’s future in flux”

Peninsula’s future in flux

Rash of arrests tied to rosewood continues

Source: Phnom Penh Post

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Luxury wood sits on a trailer in a section of forest in Kampong Thom yesterday after it was seized by authorities. Forestry administration

Authorities in Kampong Thom refused to name a man charged by the provincial court yesterday with the collection and transportation of Siamese rosewood. Provincial prosecutor’s office spokesman Say Nora would not name the suspect, but said that he is currently in pre-trial detention in Kampong Thom prison, having been arrested on Tuesday. Continue reading “Rash of arrests tied to rosewood continues”

Rash of arrests tied to rosewood continues

Supreme Court shuts down bail request

Source: Phnom Penh Post

The Supreme Court yesterday denied a bail application for four staffers from rights group Adhoc and an election official, saying the lower court was still conducting its investigation and that their release “will cause social insecurity”.

The five – Adhoc staffers Yi Soksan, Lim Mony, Ny Sokha and Nay Vanda, and National Election Committee official Ny Chakrya – have been in pre-trial detention since May in relation to a bribery case, widely believed to be politically motivated, relating to opposition leader Kem Sokha’s alleged sex scandal. Continue reading “Supreme Court shuts down bail request”

Supreme Court shuts down bail request

GGGI gives pointers to government in solving problems hindering city sustainability

Source: Phnom Penh Post

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Buzzing Phnom Penh is urbanising at a fast rate. Photo supplied

With Phnom Penh urbanising at a rapid rate, there is a growing need for investment in the city’s public spaces, waste management and energy efficiency network capabilities. As Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) country representative in Cambodia Fiona Lord tells Post Property, the groundwork is already being laid for Phnom Penh’s shift towards becoming a more liveable city that is both cleaner and greener. Continue reading “GGGI gives pointers to government in solving problems hindering city sustainability”

GGGI gives pointers to government in solving problems hindering city sustainability

Public housing lacking but Sear Rithy could be first to shift the goalpost

Source: Phnom Penh Post

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Evicted members of vulnerable communities, such as those from the Dey Krahorm community who lost their homes in 2009, are in need of social housing projects. Heng Chivoan

The government is dragging its feet when it comes to finalising the national policy on public housing, and while there is little consensus on a specific solution that would solve the dwelling needs of Cambodia’s poorest, there is no denying the array of challenges that lay ahead. Continue reading “Public housing lacking but Sear Rithy could be first to shift the goalpost”

Public housing lacking but Sear Rithy could be first to shift the goalpost

Ultimatum Given to UN

Source: Khmer Times

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United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith (left) and Wan-Hea Lee, the Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. KT/Mai Vireak

The United Nations human rights body says talks on a new agreement to let it stay in Cambodia are continuing as the government warned that the organization would be shut down if negotiations were not speeded up. Continue reading “Ultimatum Given to UN”

Ultimatum Given to UN