Cambodia: Forced evictions resume in Boeung Kak despite government sub-decree granting land rights to residents; Erdos Hongjun declines to respond, Shukaku could not be reached

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5 October 2011

Cambodia: Resumption of forced evictions at Boeung Kak lake following government sub-decree

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 16 September 2011, developer Shukaku, Inc. (owned by ruling party Senator Lao Meng Khin) forcibly evicted residents at the Boeung Kak site of Phnom Penh, destroying their homes. The evictions followed protests the previous day by the 47 families excluded from the Prime Minister's sub-decree of August setting aside land within the designated development for on-site relocation of the residents...The following are a selection of reports on the September 16 evictions...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Erdos Hongjun Investment to respond to reports above about the 16 Sep incident. The company declined to respond. As there is still no publicly available information on Shukaku Inc, we were unable to contact them.

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Author: Cambodge Post

A Phnom Penh, les habitants du village 22 situés dans le quartier de Boeng Kak, dont les maisons ont été détruites le 16 septembre par la société Sukhaku...ont porté plainte auprès du Tribunal de Phnom Penh. Ils réclament une compensation financière allant de 10 000 à 40 000 dollars pour les destructions commises et les violences dont ils ont été victimes. Deux bulldozers de la compagnie, protégés par une centaine de policiers, avaient détruits huit maisons et des commerces appartenant aux villageois qui refusaient d’être expulsés. Les policiers avaient très violemment donné l’assaut contre les habitants à coup de matraques.

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