The communities from Borei Keila and Boeung Kak lake, together with their guests from Lorpeang (Banteay Meanchey), held yet another demonstration in front of three venues: the World Bank, the European Union and finally the National Assembly. The pertinence of their dissatisfaction cannot be questioned: they, like so many, thousands, involved in land issues in […]
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Some 8 unions, representing part of the 600,000 Cambodian factory workers, staged a demonstration to pressure the buying companies (Zara, Levi’s, H&M, Adidas, LVMH etc…) and the owners of the factories into obtaining a monthly wage of 177$US instead of the current 100$US. The event receives worldwide support from many unions in various countries. This […]
The intimidating presence of a considerable numbers of riot police deployed at Wat Samaky Raingsey and near the Stung Meanchey bridge, thwarted the plan to have 100 buddhist monks and environment activists demonstrate at the Chinese embassy against the construction of the Areng valley hydropower dam. Just 1 tuktuk with 4 Borei Keila land rights […]
Both the evicted communities from Lorpeang (Kampong Chhnang) and Malai (Banteay Meanchey), hosted and supported by land rights activists and buddhist monks in two different locations, marched through the streets of Phnom Penh to deliver petitions at the Ministry of Justice and the National Assembly for the first and at the National Assembly only for […]
The Stung Meanchey pagoda, well at least some of the monks at that pagoda, together with monks from Wat Than, are involved in supporting those who are suffering from unjust situations. They were present during the SL factory worker’s strike at the end of 2013, they did show up frequently during the post-election rallies from […]
The villagers from Lor Peang (Kampong Chhnang province), evicted by KDC International Company, headed by Chea Kheng, the wife of Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy Suy Sem, and who are hosted by the Boeung Kak lake land rights activists, held an unhindered ‘press conference’ at Freedom Park.
Two groups of evicted communities joined hands to demonstrate in front of the National Assembly this morning to protest, pointing their fingers to Kep Chuktema, former governor of Phnom Penh, who they are holding responsible for the mess they are in. One group was forcefully diverted by the police in its march towards the National […]
The Noorderlicht Photofestival ‘An Ocean of Possibilities’ opened its doors on August 31st in Leeuwarden (Netherlands). Some 20 photographs about the Cambodian civil society resisting the erosion of their rights are featured in the ‘Rise’ section. You can read an interview HERE.