Plans to excavate in capital dug up

Soil digging continued yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district despite a 2005 government ban on the practice. Hong Menea

Soil digging continued yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district despite a 2005 government ban on the practice. Hong Menea

A large-scale digging project is taking place in the capital in seeming direct contradiction of a longstanding government ban on the practice, a letter obtained by The Post and first-hand observation by reporters suggests.

In the letter dated February 17, Phnom Penh City Continue reading

Analyst hit with another lawsuit

Political analyst Kim Sok speaks to the press yesterday outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Heng Chivoan

Political analyst Kim Sok speaks to the press yesterday outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Heng Chivoan

Prime Minister Hun Sen filed a second defamation and incitement complaint against political analyst Kim Sok yesterday, the same day a prosecutor denied the analyst’s request to postpone today’s questioning regarding the first lawsuit.

In an interview with Radio Free Asia on Continue reading

Condo oversupply concerns enter danger mode as buyers go on hiatus

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Supply of condos is going into overdrive in the capital. Hong Menea

After market conditions took a turn for the worse in mid-2016, the condo market was the first to put its foot on the brakes with the suspension of high-profile condo The Bay in August, which was subsequently followed by a slowdown in sales in the high-end condo sector.

If the rate of housing sales this year Continue reading

Pay feud staff block road

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Traffic is backed up. Eventually drivers yelled at the protesters. Supplied

Former employees of the defunct Chung Fai Knitwear factory blocked National Road 2 for an hour yesterday morning in the hope of getting the attention of  authorities.
The workers have been demonstrating at Continue reading

Sugar protest outside PM’s house broken up

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A Koh Kong community member is carried during a clash with police officials as the group made their way to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house yesterday in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

About 100 villagers involved in a long-running land dispute with Koh Kong Sugar Industry Company attempted to march to the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday, culminating in a physical altercation with authorities.

The mostly female group of protesters was Continue reading

Authorities thwart Boeung Kak event

Boeung Kak community members protest outside of the Council of Ministers office in Phnom Penh yesterday. Heng Chivoan

Boeung Kak community members protest outside of the Council of Ministers office in Phnom Penh yesterday. Heng Chivoan

Some 30 Boeung Kak land activists yesterday were blocked by 50 Daun Penh district security guards from delivering a petition to the Council of Ministers seeking Prime Minister Hun Sen’s intervention in helping release fellow activist Tep Vanny.

The group of women claimed they were travelling by Continue reading

Workers block National Road 2 in effort to secure wages

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Over 70 garment workers block Phnom Penh’s National Road 2 in a protest to resolve their complaints against the company. Photo supplied

Nearly 70 workers from the now-defunct Chung Fai garment factory yesterday temporarily blocked a major national highway for an hour during a protest demanding up to half a million dollars in compensation, sparking the ire of motorists but winning some concessions with the dramatic move. Continue reading