Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Indigenous representatives in Mondulkiri seek Prime Minister's intervention to keep community land

Representatives of indigenous peoples in Mondulkiri province file a petition at the office of Prime Minister Hun Sen to keep more than 200 hectares of community land for residents and stop giving that land to a private company for development that will affect their livelihood. ...

Saut Sokprathna

Pounong indigenous peoples ask Mondulkiri Provincial Authorities to take action against those clearing their faith mountain

Indigenous people in Laoka village, Sokdom commune, Sen Monorom city, Mondulkiri province, request the authorities to take action to prevent the clearing of the mountainous land, which is a place of worship and the extraction of non-timber forest products as they claim that the perpetrators ...

Meng Kroypunlok

Indigenous people gather in front of Kampong Thom Provincial Court as a witness testifies in their land case

On Friday, more than 20 representatives of the Kuy indigenous group in Ngon commune, Sandan district, Kampong Thom province gathered in front of the Kampong Thom Provincial Court while an indigenous witness testifies to the case of their representative involved in a land dispute. ...

Khut Sokun

Bunong claim gov’t gave their land away

Indigenous people representing nearly 100 families in Sen Monorom commune, O’Raing district, Mondulkiri province, have filed a complaint against the authorities for granting 255 hectares of their land to a private company for investment and development as a natural tourism area. ...

Torn Vibol

Mondulkiri solves its biggest land dispute

An outside the court settlement was made in the biggest land dispute in Mondulkiri province had seen since 2019. Bousra commune chief Yeut Savin said yesterday that land disputes involving three companies – Varanasi Economic Land Concession Company, Socfin-KCD Company, Kovipama Company – and indigenous ...

Chhun Sunly

Kampong Chhnang plans to hold traditional kite flying festival

The Department of Culture and Fine Arts of Kampong Chhnang province is making 100 kites to dedicate to the wind god at a traditional event that Cambodians hold on December 8. ...

Torn Vibol

Nearly 100 indigenous peoples in Mondulkiri province protest against authorities who taken their land

Nearly 100 indigenous people in Sen Monorom commune, Oreang district, Mondulkiri province, protested in front of the commune hall on Wednesday against authorities cutting their 255 hectares of land to Oknha. ...

Khut Sokun

Cambodian artefact-finding team turns search to museums in Asia

After campaigns to retrieve Cambodian artefacts mostly focused in the western hemisphere, the Cambodian delegation searching for the looted artefacts will be focusing on museums in Asia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Hun Sen: CPP properly implements racial and religious harmony policy

Hun Sen, Prime Minister and President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), reaffirmed on Thursday that CPP has carried out well the policy of racial and religious harmony, which allows all religions to coexist. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM: Religion plays key role in building mental peace and social security

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said on Thursday that religion plays a key role in building mental peace, social security, and religious harmony in Cambodia and around the world. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Civil society groups call on government to add more inputs on access to information law to reduce corruption

Civil society organizations and indigenous peoples’ representatives call on the government to disclose information to the public and include additional elements in the “Right to Information Law” to reduce corruption while they still face some challenges in obtaining sensitive information from government. ...

Nat Sopheap

Vietnam, Cambodia boost cooperation in culture, art

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong and  secretary of state and spokesman of Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts Long Ponnasirivath signed a cultural and artistic cooperation programme for the 2023 – 2027 period at a meeting in Ho ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kbal Romeas Community requests authorities to provide 3,000 hectares of communal land

The Kbal Romeas community requests the authorities to help protect their forests from the Chinese company Sivgex and expedite the establishment of another 3,000 hectares of their communal land. ...

Meng Kroypunlok

Mondulkiri officials probe Bunong logging allegations

Mondulkiri provincial environment officials are working to identify loggers who a Bunong indigenous community accused of clearing nearly 100ha of community forest in Koh Nhek district’s Rayum commune. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Communal titling ends in relief for some, anxiety for others

Indigenous communities attempting to register communal lands are often left in bureaucratic limbo and are at risk of losing this land, advocates said this week, even as the government handed more than 4,000 hectares to three communities in May. ​ ...

ភិន រតនា

Indigenous families block land grab in Kampong Speu

Indigenous Suoy families say they have blocked a company formerly chaired by the prime minister’s nephew Hun Chea from clearing their farmland in Kampong Speu, and are seeking compensation. ...

Roun Ry

Mondulkiri indigenous request authorities to stop encroachment of forest land at Phnom Prech wildlife sanctuary

Representatives of indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province request the Ministry of Environment and relevant institutions to investigate and prevent illegal forest land expansion at “Phnom Prech Wildlife Sanctuary” from an unidentified group and punish them according to the law. ...

Nat Sopheap

Guatemala and Cambodia to foster culture and trade cooperation

The Republic of Guatemala is committed to further promote the cooperation on culture and trade with Cambodia. The commitment was made by Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona, newly-appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala to Cambodia, while paying a courtesy call on Cambodian Acting Head of ...

Khmer Times Staff

Brao, Kreung communities receive 4,000 hectares in Ratanakiri

Around 4,000 hectares of state forests have been transferred to collective ownership by indigenous groups in Ratanakiri, according to government decrees. ...

Mech Dara

NGO urges law amendments to provide for indigenous people

The draft amendment of the Law on Protected Areas and the Forestry Law should provide indigenous communities with traditional right to livelihood and beliefs, protection and management of natural resources, a non-government organisation said at a press conference yesterday. ...

Tith Kongnov

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