Monday, January 04, 2010

Meanwhile, forced evictions continue in Phnom Penh

From which provides a valuable service translating news from Cambodian language dailies. This one is a translation from the Cambodian newspaper Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #2138, 31.12.2009. Excerpt:
“In the morning of 30 December 2009, some armed forces were found deployed since 3:00 a.m. until 12:00 o’clock in the compound of the Sereypheap Market, when the enforcement of warrant began, while all vendors were shouting to protest, raising banners and photos of Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen and of Her Excellency [his wife]. Finally, the protest could just make them cry, as the authorities implemented the warrant by deploying security forces around the area of the market, locked the gates of the market, and totally demolished the market."

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