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Land disputant Phorn Sokhum speaks to a reporter near Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in Phnom Penh on October 8, 2020. (Mech Dara/VOD)

As Boeng Tamok Is Carved Up, Lake Residents Ask for Land Titles

About 30 people gathered in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Phnom Penh residence on Thursday seeking his help to secure titles for land on Boeng Tamok, one of Phnom Penh’s “last lakes,” which in recent years has been divvied up for development on reclaimed land.

Illegal deforestation near Sen Monorom in Mondulkiri province in January 2014 (Christian Pirkl/Wikimedia Commons)

Senator Apologizes Over Land Grab, Still Protected by Immunity

A senator accused of land grabbing in Mondulkiri province has written an apology to Prime Minister Hun Sen about his “mistakes in the past,” promising to “learn and practice following Samdech’s wisdom for the rest of my life.”

The pond and golf course at the Chip Mong Group-owned development, Grand Phnom Penh, in a screenshot taken from the company website.

Chip Mong Says Raid on Luxury Housing Protest Was ‘Security’ not Threat

A Chip Mong company representative said there was no threat made against protesters in its luxury Phnom Penh gated community after the residents, who opposed the filling in of a pond near the compound’s golf course, accused it of sending armed guards to remove protest banners from the gates of their mansions.

Police stand in front of a house in the Grand Phnom Penh development (left) and a sign in front of a house (right). (Provided)

Armed Guards Descend on Protesters From Luxury Gated Community

About 30 armed guards descended on a leafy Chip Mong-owned gated complex on Monday evening after residents — including Acleda Bank CEO In Channy — protested a plan to fill in a water feature, with some homeowners hanging protest banners on their mansions.