More than a month after the deadline to partially demolish two buildings that violate height restrictions near the Royal Palace, a Phnom Penh City Hall official on Wednesday blamed the delay on opposition party and garment worker protests. “We have not yet scheduled to knock down [the buildings] because we are too busy with the protests,” City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said, referring to Friday’s violent clash between garment workers and police that left five people dead, and the clearing of protesters from Freedom Park. Now, there is no time frame for the long-delayed demolitions, Mr. Dimanche said.
© 2014, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in print, electronically, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.

More...