Communal land

Bunong decry encroachment

Fifty-three Bunong indigenous families in Kbal Romeas commune Stung Treng province’s Sesan district have accused a company of illegally setting up boundary poles for a plantation and encroaching on community land, an accusation the provincial authorities have denied.   ...

Long Kimmarita

HAGL denies Ratanakkiri land clearing

Five civil society organisations urged the government to take action against Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), a Vietnamese agribusiness firm, for alleged land clearing activities on areas allocated to indigenous communities in Ratanakkiri province’s Andong Meas district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Kandal villagers allege collusion

Some 200 families in Anlong and Boeung Krochab Choeung villages, in Prek Tameak commune, Khsach Kandal district, in Kandal province, have expressed concern over the clearing and landfilling activities in the natural lake area. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Indigenous groups call on gov’t for speedy registration of collective land

Representatives of 24 indigenous groups from 15 provinces on Thursday urged the government to solve their outstanding land dispute and expedite the process of registering their collective farmland to prevent private companies grabbing it. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Bunong families petition PM

Four villagers representing more than 1,800 Bunong ethnic families who are embroiled in a territorial spat in Mondulkiri province petitioned two ministries and Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday.They want the authorities to push the local authority to revoke the private ownership of a portion ...

Khorn Savi

Sar Kheng proposes land dispute resolution

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng has proposed the establishment of a village and the construction of roads for the people living on a disputed land plot in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. Metre Pheap received approval for an agro-industry ...

Niem Chheng

Villagers want land dispute resolution

Representatives of more than 1,000 families from Prek Sleng commune in Kandal province’s Kandal Steung district went to the commune and district hall yesterday to request that authorities resolve their land dispute with the Heng Development Company. ...

Pech Sotheary

Man faces defamation suit amid land-clearing claims

An activist in Stung Treng province has been hauled before commune authorities, threatened with a defamation suit and allegedly warned he could be beaten to death for exposing land clearing in his native Thala Borivat district. ...

Phak Seangly

For rural minorities, land remains in limbo

Eighteen years ago, long before the roads cutting through the red hills of Ratanakkiri were paved, some 300 indigenous Kreung families living on a hill above a stream in O’Chum district sent a petition to the Ministry of Land Management. ...

Aisha Down

Newly titled communities hope to protect more than just traditions

After three years of processing, two Phnong villages in northern Kratie province finally received community land titles on Saturday, the first to do so in Kratie province. Currently, there are two more villages with community land titles in Ratanakiri, and seven in Mondulkiri, making eleven ...

Aisha Down

City hall makes final offer to evicted families in Borei Keila

Phnom Penh officials announced on Monday that the city had finalized its offer of compensation to 154 families who have spent years protesting their eviction from the Borei Keila neighborhood. ...

Sek Odom

Police arrest, release activist in Koh Kong

Police in Koh Kong province arrested and released an activist on Saturday who helped families organize a roadblock against a Chinese company they accuse of stealing their farms. ...

Aun Pheap

Police block protest convoy on way to land trial

A group of villagers from Svay Rieng province involved in a land dispute with the Forestry Administration said police officers attempted to block them from traveling to the provincial court Wednesday morning to protest against the trial of three community leaders. ...

Ben Sokhean

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