Villagers protest over dusty road left incomplete

Source : Khmer Times

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Residents living alongside the road say it was left incomplete.

Nearly one hundred protestors in Takeo province’s Ang Knol commune rallied Sunday morning by burning tires and blocking Road 129B because authorities have failed to address their health concerns over the dusty road.

Nget Seav, one of the protesters, said the 18-kilometre road is dusty during the dry season, making breathing difficult for the people living along the side of the road. On the other hand, puddles created during the rainy season makes travelling very difficult.

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Villagers protest Takeo road conditions

Source : The Phnom Penh Post

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About 200 to 300 villagers protested bad road conditions in Takeo Province on Tuesday.

Between 200 and 300 villagers blocked a road with burning tyres in Takeo province’s Traing district on Monday in protest against bad road conditions.

Toeu Norn, a villager of Trapaeng Prey village in Angknol commune, said that 300 people protested and burned tyres because the 20-kilometre road between Doung Khpos, in Borei Cholsar district, and Ang
Khnor commune, in Traing district, was too dusty during dry season and had too many potholes that flooded during rainy season.

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Officials deny hiring indigenous villagers to clear state forests

Source : Khmer Times

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Officials said if any trees were felled, villagers chose to do so themselves.

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities yesterday denied accusations by a group of villagers that the authority of O’Yadav and Andong Meas districts hired ethnic minority villagers to cut the forest along the Cambodia-Vietnam border.

Local media quoted the group of villagers as saying that the logging has been occurring along the Sesan river and from border post 19 to 25 while unnamed officials from the two districts paid the ethnic minority villagers to cut the forest so the officials could claim the land.

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Labour Ministry says number of strikes continues to decline

Source : Khmer Times

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Protesters asking for higher wages.

The Ministry of Labour yesterday said it was determined to quickly solve all labour disputes in order to continue decreasing the number of strikes and protests.

At an annual meeting yesterday, the ministry released a report about its work in 2017, noting that it was able to decrease the number of strikes and protests compared with the previous year.

“The ministry will try its best to solve labour disputes with effectiveness and also try to prevent the holding of illegal strikes and demonstrations in order to assure harmony,” the report said.

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Villagers push for resolution

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Pal Chandara, an official with the Council of Ministers, received the petition from villagers yesterday.

About 200 residents from four provinces submitted petitions to the National Assembly and other state institutions yesterday in hopes of resolving their long-standing land disputes.

They represented 6,822 families on a total area of more than 19,145 hectares of land in Tbong Khmum, Svay Rieng, Kandal and Preah Sihanouk provinces. They submitted petitions to the National Assembly, Council of Ministers and Ministry of Land Management.

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Hundreds protest road expansion

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Protesters were concerned yesterday when officials came to measure land.

About 200 people from seven communities living along the old railway in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district protested yesterday when district authorities came to measure the expansion of each side of the track to 30 metres to construct a concrete road.

Doeun Peou, 35, said the residents protested because district officials came to measure and expand each side of the old track to 30 metres, affecting about 90 percent of the houses in the district.

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Court frees villagers arrested over violent clash in Kratie

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Villagers confront armed authorities before the clash broke out last week.

Kratie Provincial Court yesterday released eight villagers arrested in the wake of a violent clash with authorities last week in Snuol district, where villagers battled mixed forces that accompanied Memot Rubber Plantation Company officials attempting to dismantle huts built on company land.

In the aftermath of the altercation, conflicting reports emerged of villagers killed and injured when soldiers opened fire during the standoff. The reports of deaths have since been denied by authorities.

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