Members of the Kuoy hill tribe say they want the companies, Rui Feng and Lan Feng, to relinquish some 7,000 hectares of land that where granted by the government as part of 18,000 hectares in concessions.
The figure was a 24 percent drop from the same survey a year ago—prior to July’s marred elections and the political impasse and violent protests that followed.
Nearly 200 representatives from local rights and development organizations on Thursday submitted a petition to foreign embassies in Phnom Penh, calling for help in freeing 23 detained protesters from a remote facility near the Vietnam border.
About 200 people took part in the ceremony, on the street outside the Wat Lanka pagoda where Chea Vichea was shot.
កម្មករកាត់ដេរច្រើនរយនាក់ ព្រះសង្ឃនិងមេដឹកនាំគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិដង្ហែក្បួននៅថ្ងៃពុធនេះ ដើម្បីរំឭកខួប១០ឆ្នាំនៃឃាតកម្មលើលោកជា វិជ្ជា។
Meanwhile, opposition supporters for the Cambodia National Rescue Party saw their own gathering disrupted, this one in Kandal province, outside the capital.
A handful of influential protest leaders were grabbed by police and briefly detained Tuesday, released only after they signed promises not to join in more anti-government rallies.
Opposition officials said they were hoping to host a forum, but that the police presence, as well as the presence of pro-CPP activists scattered through the crowd meant a cancelation was the best idea.
More than 500 Cambodian-American protesters gathered outside the White House in Washington on Monday, demanding the release of 23 detained protesters still being held in a remote facility.
The Oscar nomination for Cambodian film "L'Image Manquante" ( The Missing Picture) is one that director Rithy Panh on Friday said he was accepting on behalf of the whole country.
Opposition officials welcomed the resolution on Monday, but a government spokesman said it was the result of a “misunderstanding.”