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
Source : khmer Times
Compared to other suburban areas in Southeast Asia, Phnom Penh is among the places with the cheapest land. Realestate.com.kh
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
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
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
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
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