The Irrawaddy

Protesters Strip in Cambodia to Demand Land Titles

About a dozen women who stripped down to their underwear were among 100 protesters outside Cambodia’s National Assembly on Tuesday demanding land titles they said they were promised after being evicted from their homes. The protesters said they had been residents of Phnom Penh’s Boueng Kak lake area whose land was awarded by the government to a Chinese company to be redeveloped as a satellite city with a hotel, office buildings and luxury housing. The protesters said they would also march to foreign embassies to ask their assistance.—AP