The Municipality Announced that Following Samdech Dekchor’s Recommendation, There Are No Development Plans for Any Markets – Wednesday, 22.7.2009

Posted on 22 July 2009. Filed under: Week 622 |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 622

“Because of the wise recommendation of the Prime Minister of The Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen, which was clearly announced, there are no permissions for any markets in Phnom Penh to be re-developed, after there had been protests by vendors who halted their operations at their stalls when they knew that somebody would invest in their market to replace it by a new one. The major reason why vendors absolutely rejected the plan is because they had seen many previous negative models, where, at the end, vendors were required to buy stalls from the new market owners. But then another new surprising case happened at the Kandal Market, when vendors heard that there were plans to develop their market into a supermarket.

“Responding to the protest by Kandal Market vendors in front of the Municipality on 20 July 2009, the Phnom Penh Municipality issued a notification on 21 July 2009 to inform the public that there are no permits for any development plans for any markets. Koh Santepheap would like to publicize the notification as follow:

The Kingdom of Cambodia
Nation Religious King
The Phnom Penh Municipality
Phnom Penh, 21 July 2009

Recently the Phnom Penh Municipality noticed that there was various information going around about attempts to develop this or that market, and especially about a plan to develop the Kandal Market in Phsar Kandal I, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh. The Phnom Penh Municipality would like to confirm that in response to the vendors’ requests, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen, decided officially and made it known through the Notification 811, dated 16 June 2009, to stop the re-development of all markets in Phnom Penh. This is a very wise decision of the Royal Government, overriding any other legal documents relating to this case.

Therefore all vendors are requested to continue their operations normally and calmly, and they should not believe any incitements originating from some dishonest people who try to take the opportunity to make benefits for themselves by provoking the vendors to demonstrate, wasting both their time and their benefits.

The heads of the Phnom Penh police and military police will look for those who provoke to disturb public order so that they can to be convicted according to the law.

The Phnom Penh Municipality


Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6708, 22.7.2009

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #242, 22.7.2009

  • Cambodia Buys 60,000 Tonnes of Salt [at about US$6 million] from China to Meet Local Demand
  • Japan Dissolved the Parliament and Prepares to Conduct Elections ahead of the End of the Term
  • Cambodia Welcomes the Creation of an ASEAN Visa Arrangement [which helps encourage and facilitate tourists to visit Cambodia]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #2002, 22.7.2009

  • Two Koreans and Two Khmers Are Brought to Court over the Case that a 17-Year-Old Young Woman Was Brought to Be Raped at the Khusan Hotel [Phnom Penh]
  • At Present, Investment from Russia Increased to More Than US$600 Million [in tourism and trade, while in 2007, it was only US$21.2 million]

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.3, #451, 22.7.2009

  • Siam [Thailand] Has Refilled 30% of the Trenches [their soldiers had dug] in Khmer Territory

Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6708, 22.7.2009

  • The Municipality Announced that Following Samdech Dekchor’s Recommendation, There Are No Development Plans for Any Markets
  • The Global Witness Is Dishonest; the Cambodian Embassy in Great Britain Asks Several Countries to Take Action against Global Witness [because this organization had suggested to cancel Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visa to Britain – the embassy appeals not to support Global Witness and to stop accepting Global Witness representatives in their countries]
  • Two Died and One Was Seriously Injured in Separate Electric Shocks [Phnom Penh]
  • 91% of the Students Passed the Grade-9 Examinations [this year, 130,415 of 143,199]

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4952, 22.7.2009

  • The Ministry of Health Asks Khmer Citizens Not to Travel to Thailand Due to the A/H1N1 Flu
  • Ms. Mu Sochua Decided to Go to Her Court Hearing without a Lawyer [over a defamation complaint by Prime Minister Hun Sen, after the court rejected to accept the lawyer Sok Sam Oeun as her defense lawyer, claiming that Mr. Sok Sam Oeun had not asked the court to recognize him as her defense lawyer]
  • The Khmer Rouge Tribunal Nominated a Japanese Woman [Ms. Maeda Yūko – 前田優子 – more data in English and in Japanese (requires Japanese script installed) as the Spokesperson of the UN Side of the Tribunal
  • Profile of Ms. Maeda Yūko

    Ms. Maeda obtained Master’s degrees from the University of Bradford (UK) in 2008 and Michigan State University (USA) in 1997 in the fields of African Peace and Conflict Studies and Journalism, respectively, after she received a Bachelor’s degree from Nihon University (Japan) in the field of Journalism in 1988. Ms. Maeda recently served as Public Information Officer of the United Nations Mission in Liberia. She has extensive experience in the field of journalism in a multi-cultural environment, as she worked as associate and business editor of The Cambodia Daily newspaper (Cambodia), reporter of the Cadillac Evening News (USA), and reporter and assistant editor of Kobe Shimbun newspaper (Japan). With regard to Cambodia, Ms. Maeda founded and represented the NGO Women Against Silence to help rape survivors by implementing empowerment activities, in addition to her work with The Cambodia Daily newspaper.

  • Thailand Announces to Abolish Visa Fees for Tourists until March 2010
  • More Than US$2 Million Will Be Spent for Grade-12 Examinations Early Next Week

Sereypheap Thmey, Vol.17, #17555, 22.7.2009

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