Civil society organizations are set to express their concerns in a second meeting with Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, according to prominent NGO leaders who will attend the gathering.
Deforestation in Prey Lang forest in the central plains of Cambodia continues to be a major problem that threatens the local economy, food security and biodiversity, and has the potential to accelerate climate change, according to a recent report by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN).
Cambodian Confederation of Unions president Rong Chhun on Wednesday filed a complaint to the Appeal Court against the suspended jail term handed down by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for his alleged role in 2014 Veng Sreng Boulevard protests that turned violent. GARMENT workers from W&D factory in Phnom Penh are due to protest again on Tuesday after the factory’s owner fired some 1,200 employees last week as a result of protests calling for improved conditions. Some 500 workers on Wednesday protested in front of their factory at the GIGA special economic zone in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Teap district to demand the reinstatement of three representatives who intended to form a trade union.
More than 10 family members and supporters of detained alleged filmmaker Rath Rott Mony gathered outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Phnom Penh for a third time on Wednesday, reiterating calls for his release.
Four villagers filed complaints on Monday afternoon as an ongoing land dispute became violent in Sihanoukville town. A total of 106 families from Sihanoukville’s Mittapheap district on Monday requested Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities allocate them land, claiming that although they have been living there since 2012, they do not have the right to build houses, while some other people have these rights.
A prominent forest activist based in Kampong Speu province is set to launch a field investigation into alleged illegal logging at the Phnom Oral and Phnom Kravanh wildlife sanctuaries despite “threats of arrest” by rangers and military officers in the area.
Representatives of residents involved in land disputes in Kratie province’s Snuol district yesterday expressed fear for their safety following warnings by authorities that legal action will be taken against those who lead protests in Phnom Penh.https://bit.ly/2VKft9t;