Airport annex may displace villagers

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Preah Sihanouk Governor Yun Min informs families living in the vicinity of the province’s Kang Keng airport about a potential relocation as the government plans to expand it. Photo supplied

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min has informed 62 families living in the vicinity of the province’s Kang Keng airport about a potential relocation as the government plans to expand it.

During a meeting with the villagers in Prey Nop district’s Ream commune on Monday, Min said living close to the airport affects the Kingdom’s image and the government’s plan to turn it into an international airport. Continue reading

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Police, NGOs review policy aimed for child protection

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodian children wade in polluted water at a village in Phnom Penh on October 18, 2017. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/afp

Contents of the Child Friendly Police Procedure Manual are being reviewed to ensure it helps to protect the rights of minors, said Child Rights Coalition Cambodia (CRC-Cambodia) executive director Son Penh.

He said the review is being carried out by the Police Academy of Cambodia, in cooperation with CRC-Cambodia and support from Plan International Cambodia. The three had originally cooperated to create the Child Friendly Police Procedure Manual in July last year. Continue reading

Human Rights Watch Calls for Repeal of ‘Repressive’ Laws

Source : VOA 

Civil Society groups, unionists, activists, and Cambodian citizens joined the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of of Human Rights, in Phnom Penh, in Phnom Penh, on December 10, 2018. (VOA Khmer)

The statement by HRW published this week focused on a law regulating non-governmental groups and two other laws that it said restricted the functioning of civil society groups.

Human Rights Watch, the international advocacy group, has called on the Cambodian government to repeal a series of laws it says “repress” independent groups in the country.

The statement by HRW published this week focused on a law regulating non-governmental groups and two other laws that it said restricted the functioning of civil society groups. Continue reading

Rights activists demand more freedom

Source : Khmer Times

People gather yesterday at Freedom Park to mark Human Rights Day. KT/Mai Vireak

During the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day at Freedom Park yesterday, activists urged all governing bodies to pay closer attention to human rights in order to address challenges still being faced.

About 500 people marked the anniversary yesterday at the park, including land activists, farmers, youths, factory workers, civil servants and teachers. Continue reading

Worldbridge Homes set to bring affordable housing

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Construction of Worldbridge Homes’ affordable residential development project is underway. Photo supplied

The first phase of an affordable-home project by Cambodia-based Worldbridge Homes Co Ltd will be completed in late March next year, with the entire project finished in the first quarter of 2020.

The project, located in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district, is about 18km from Phnom Penh and near Takhmao town. It consists of 2,457 two-storey units and 90 shophouses. Continue reading

River relocation request rejected

Source : Khmer Times

Vietnamese familes living on the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province. KT/ Mai Vireak

A request from the Khmer Vietnamese Association for the Interior Ministry to delay the relocation of Vietnamese families living on the  Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province has been rejected. Continue reading

Authorities struggle to relocate river families

Source : Khmer Times 

Authorities in Kampong Chhnang province have been struggling to relocate thousands of river-dwelling families. KT/Mai Vireak

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said provincial authorities have faced challenges while relocating thousands of Khmer Cham and ethnic Vietnamese residents living on the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province.

Speaking to hundreds of government officials in Tboung Khmum province, Mr Kheng said Kampong Chhnang was the first province to relocate hundreds of people living on floating villages to dry land in a bid to protect the environment. Continue reading