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Archive for January 23rd, 2012

Villagers set to regain land (Sometimes your painful struggle pays back under this bloody regime)

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Sren Krya, 23, recovers at a hospital in Kampong Cham last week after being shot in the back by a security guard employed by TTY during a protest over the clearing of land in Kratie province. (Heng Chivoan/Phnom Penh Post)

Monday, 23 January 2012
May Titthara
The Phnom Penh Post

Villagers from Kratie province, who blocked national road 76a last week after four of their own were shot by guards working for agro-development firm TTY, appear to be on their way to receiving farmland they lost to the company in an economic land concession.
A statement released by the Ministry of Interior last week stated that the government would return land on which the villagers had previously harvested cassava, as well as provide compensation to the four who were shot.
Yesterday, TTY deputy director Heng Sarath said the company will oblige the requests from the government and provide the villagers with land. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kolbot Khmer

January 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

Chea Vichea’s wife demands justice for her husband

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21 January 2012
By Taing Sarada
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer by Soch
Click here to read the original article in Khmer 

During the 8th anniversary of the murder of Chea Vichea, the former President of the Free Trade Union of Workers in the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) who was assassinated [in Phnom Penh], his family still demands that the Cambodian government shows the real killers and bring them to face justice in order to provide justice to the victim.
During the past 8 years, pain and sorrow still haunt Chea Vichea’s family and scene of his murder still follow them when justice is not provided to them.
Chea Kimny, Chea Vichea’s wife, now lives in Finland with two young daughters, the oldest one is 10 and the youngest one is now 7
Choking, Chea Kimny talked about her weak health condition. Both her and her older daughter suffer emotionally and her mental pain led her to feel pain all over the body.
Chea Kimny said that, in spite of her health condition, she is doing all she can to raise her daughters well, just as her husband asked her.
Chea Vichea’s eldest daughter reminisced over the phone about the past when her father would take her to his workplace or to newspaper kiosks near Wat Langka pagoda.
Chea Vichea was shot by unknown assailants in the middle of Phnom Penh on 22 January 2004 after he was threatened several times over the phone because of his work to defend the rights of workers from being trampled by garment factory owners in Cambodia. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kolbot Khmer

January 23, 2012 at 10:56 am

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