Human Rights Watch urges land rights activist Tep Vanny’s release

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak activist Tep Vanny is escorted by officials into the Supreme Court last year. Hong Menea

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged authorities in the Kingdom to immediately release prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny whom they claim has been imprisoned on “fabricated charges” for the past two years.

HRW deputy Asia director Phil Robertson claimed the charges that have held Vanny in jail for two years are fake, and represent a misuse of the country’s legal system. Continue reading


Sesan villagers request facilities

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Floodwaters reach the rooftops of abandoned homes in Srekor village. Villagers there have made demands for public facilities. Photo supplied

Over 50 families affected by the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district have sent a letter to the provincial governor and prominent tycoon Kith Meng requesting a number of public service facilities for the community.

The dam, located in the district’s Kbal Romeas commune near the border with Laos, is a joint project between China-based Hydrolancang International Energy, Vietnam-based EVN International and the Kingdom’s Royal Group chaired by Okhna Kith Meng. Continue reading

Daun Penh, 7 Makara, Chamkarmon: most costly land in P.Penh

Source : khmer Times

Compared to other suburban areas in Southeast Asia, Phnom Penh is among the places with the cheapest land.

The Daun Penh, 7 Makara, and Chamkarmon Districts, all in central Phnom Penh, have the most expensive land in Cambodia’s capital city.

This was according to a recently-released report of Key Real Estate. The report covered land prices across Phnom Penh in the first half of 2018. The report noted that Daun Penh, a commercial hub, has the most expensive lot. Residential plots are selling at $3,500/sqm on average. For commercial land, the average price is $6,100/sqm. Continue reading

Three more questioned in Kratie family murder case

Source : Khmer times

Police collect evidence at the crime scene. DAP News

Police in Kratie province yesterday began questioning three more people in connection to a shocking murder case in which a family of four was killed.

The case was initially thought to be a tragic accident after the charred bodies of the family were found in the ashes of their home on Thursday. Continue reading

Tropical storm Bebinca incoming

Source : Khmer Times

Floods have affected multiple provinces. KT/Mom Sophon

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Monday said that tropical storm Bebinca will hit areas of the Indochina region within the upcoming days.

Water Resources Minister Lim Kean Hor said that tropical storm Bebinca travelled to Vietnam yesterday and will continue to affect Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Continue reading

Rights group demands Tep Vanny’s release

Source : Khmer Times

Human Rights Watch says Tep Vanny’s jailing was politically motivated. KT/Chor Sokunthea

A Justice Ministry official yesterday dismissed demands made by Human Rights Watch to release land rights activist Tep Vanny, who has been jailed for two years for inciting violence at a protest in 2016.

In a statement, HRW said that her incarceration was politically motivated. Continue reading

Rights Groups Demand Release of Cambodian Activist Tep Vanny on Eve of Second Year in Prison

Source : RFA

Tep Vanny (C) is escorted by prison guards at the appeal court in Phnom Penh, Feb, 15, 2017.

Cambodian authorities should overturn the “politically motivated” conviction of prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny and “unconditionally release her,” New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday, on the eve of the two-year anniversary of her arrest. Continue reading