Groups begin Human Rights Day events

Source : Khmer Times

About 300 farmers and some civil society organisations yesterday launched a campaign to celebrate Human Rights Day in Svay Rieng province, where they appealed to the government and local authorities to attend to the basic needs of farmers, resolve land issues and promote human rights and democracy. Continue reading

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Cambodia, EU strive to educate Kingdom’s youth on environment

Source : Phnom Penh Post

EU ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said during a field visit to Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces last week. Voun Dara

Climate change remains a global concern. Hence, Cambodia is striving to educate its youth to combat it and protect the environment.

EU ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said during a field visit to Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces last week, that work to combat climate change is very important both internally and globally for the EU. Continue reading

Problems with land distribution to 200 vets

Source : Khmer Times

Svay Rieng provincial administration officials met yesterday to iron out problems related to the ownership of houses and land allocated for 200 military veterans in Romeas Hek district’s Andaung Trabek commune.

Provincial Hall spokesman Ros Tharith said the Andaung Trabek commune chief, military police officers and provincial administration officials met to resolve the problem of a few people who were initially given the houses, but are now found to not qualify. Continue reading

Protest erupts after workers docked pay for election day

Source : Phnom Penh post

Svay Rieng province workers assemble at a protest this week. Photo supplied

About 1,400 factory workers in Kong Deang Reay commune took to the streets to protest against their employer for deducting two days of wages after they had gone on leave to cast their votes during the recent national elections.

The workers, from a light manufacturing factory located in Kong Deang Reay commune Svay Teab district Svay Rieng province, have been protesting since Tuesday after payslips showed their salaries were deducted. Continue reading

Svay Rieng villagers protest

Source : Khmer Times

About 100 farmers representing more than 140 families in Svay Chrom district yesterday gathered in front of Svay Rieng provincial hall asking authorities to solve and provide compensation over a land dispute relating to the construction of a reservoir.

Meanwhile, four residents of Romeas Haek district have been summoned by the provincial court for clarification relating to a land dispute with NK Venture.

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Agriculture training blocked

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Officials stop an agricultural training session hosted by the NGO CCFC yesterday in Svay Rieng province. Photo supplied

Svay Rieng officials on Saturday prevented a local farmer coalition from conducting a workshop on raising chickens on the grounds it had failed to get permission from district and provincial authorities, a possible sign of increased scrutiny of NGOs working in the provinces.
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Petition delivered by farmers who say Vietnamese firm stole their land

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Community members gather in Phnom Penh yesterday to demand government intervention to resolve a land dispute in Svay Rieng province. Photo supplied

Around 200 farmers from Svay Rieng province petitioned Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet in Phnom Penh yesterday claiming that a Vietnamese company had grabbed their land only to turn around and accuse 10 of them for grabbing company land.
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