On September 28, 2014, there was heavy rain from 5:00am to 10:00am, which flooded most of Phnom Penh. Some streets, such Kampuchea Krom Blvd., Oknha Tep Phan Blvd, Miada Street were completely inaccessible to traffic. People’s houses in areas such as Central Market, Depo Market, Khandal Market, Mao Tse Toung Blvd, Klang Romsav Market, and Wat-Phnom and in front of the Royal Palace were also damaged by flooding.
The flooding was widely reported on social media outlets such as Facebook. People in the city have been posting and sharing images and videos of the flooding where they live and have critisized the lack of urban development by the Government.
Poor drainage systems in Phnom Penh, as well as the filling of lakes around the city, have also exaserbated the problem. Phnom Penh residents are angry with the lack of transparency in the city’s development as well as the lack of public consultation.