THE opposition Sam Rainsy Party claims authorities in Kampong Thom province’s Santuk district have begun clearing “thousands of hectares” of land belonging to 160 families as compensation for victims of a high-profile land eviction last year.
Archive for December 2010
A group of Members of Parliament from the opposition SRP will travel to the Kampong Thom provincial court on December 15, 2010 in order to monitor the implementation of the royal pardon decree for Mr. Tuot Saron, a former commune chief from the SRP of Pong Ro commune, Baray district, Kampong Thom province, who has been detained for nearly three years.
Human Rights Watch urged President Barack Obama to tell Hun Sen when they meet today that this incident will threaten international assistance and relations with Cambodia, especially if the government fails to take urgent action to reverse measures that undermine freedom of expression, assembly, and association.
The daughter of a well-to-do merchant in Phnom Penh, she had been sent to the West at the age of 18 to study and to be safe from the fighting that later brought the brutal Khmer Rouge regime to power.