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Koh Kong probes encroachment onto state land

The Botum Sakor district authorities in Koh Kong province are continuing to investigate cases involving hundreds of people illegally encroaching on more than 15ha of state land. District governor Hak Leng said on July 6 that the land in question has been allocated from the protected ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-probes-encroachment-state-land

Commune chiefs back-pedal on state land signatures

Authorities in several provinces have issued letters annulling their previously signed orders regarding land occupied in protected areas and biodiversity corridors after the Ministry of Environment issued a letter in May calling their actions illegal. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chiefs-back-pedal-state-land-signatures

Man to face court over Koh Kong land

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration is building a case against a man who allegedly forged documents claiming to represent nearly 1,000 families making requests to clear land in conservation and nature reserve areas in Koh Kong and Botum Sakor districts.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-face-court-over-koh-kong-land

Encroachment on Tonle Sap flooded forest land persists

Battambang provincial officials said land encroachment still occurred on thousands of hectares of flooded forest land bordering Tonle Sap Lake, and authorities lacked the resources to protect these areas.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachment-tonle-sap-flooded-forest-land-persists

Koh Kong authorities say offer in land dispute is fair

Koh Kong Provincial Administration officials have said that an ongoing land dispute in Botum Sakor district is nearing an end, with 70 of 131 families accepting the government’s offer for a resolution which it deems fair. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866528/koh-kong-authorities-say-offer-in-land-dispute-is-fair/

Illegal company stopped from filling flooded forest in Banteay Meanchey

An illegal company that was not identified was stopped by authorities from filling in a protected flooded forest area in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866527/illegal-company-stopped-from-filling-flooded-forest-in-banteay-meanchey/

At least 17 people arrested for grabbing state land

At least 17 people have been arrested for encroaching on state land in Preah Vihear province’s Kulen district. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50865370/at-least-17-people-arrested-for-grabbing-state-land/

Villagers protest farmland clearing for Phnom Penh airport project

More than 40 families living in Boeung Khyang commune’s Kampong Talong village in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district have set up tents to guard their rice fields and blocked a road into their village to prevent a construction company from using machinery to clear their ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-protest-farmland-clearing-phnom-penh-airport-project

Tycoon Sok Bun land grab trial reaches Appeal Court

The Appeal Court yesterday heard the case of Tycoon Sok Bun and five former Koh Rong commune officials who were convicted to between five and seven years in prison each over a land grab bid between 2016 and 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50858783/tycoon-sok-bun-land-grab-trial-reaches-appeal-court/

Koh Kong residents protest encroachment on state land

More than 100 families living in Chroy Svay commune in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district protested in front of the district hall to demand that authorities keep 63ha of lowland forest as state property and take legal action against forest encroachers. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-residents-protest-encroachment-state-land

Firm accused of grabbing indigenous community’s land in Stung Treng

More than 30 families from the Kreung indigenous community in Talat commune’s Rumpat and Talat villages in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district claimed that a private company had cleared their plantations. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firm-accused-grabbing-indigenous-communitys-land-stung-treng

PM’s help to be sought to allocate reserved land for 167 families

Banteay Meanchey deputy governor Ly Sary has embarked on a mission to identify 200 hectares of land in  Roneam Daun Sam Malai Wildlife Sanctuary to be allocated for 167 families to legally reside and cultivate their respective lands. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849980/pms-help-to-be-sought-to-allocate-reserved-land-for-167-families/

Five Bunong members to testify over land dispute

Five Bunong indigenous people were summoned by Mondulkiri provincial police to testify on May 3 about a minor criminal complaint filed by a citizen who claimed the accused had built illegal structures on private property ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-bunong-members-testify-over-land-dispute

Another 17 hectares of Tamok Lake carved out for Gov’t agencies

The 17 hectares carved out of Tamok Lake were detailed in three separate sub-decrees published in the Royal Gazette. Ten hectares of land was given to the Health Ministry, four to the Civil Services Ministry and three to Phnom Penh Municipal Police. ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/another-17-hectares-of-tamok-lake-carved-out-for-govt-agencies-/5855797.html

Koh Kong authorities look for land grabbers

A technical working group in Koh Kong province is inspecting state land in Sre Ambel district’s Chroy Svay and Boeung Preav communes on suspicions of illegal land grabbing in the biodiversity corridor and multi-use areas.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-look-land-grabbers

Hunt for suspects continues after Preah Sihanouk sea restored

Stung Hav district authorities in Preah Sihanouk province have removed soil that was dumped into the sea along the coast to create new land in an area without authorisation and are working to determine the identity of the responsible parties.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-suspects-continues-after-preah-sihanouk-sea-restored

ANA denies allegations it grabbed land to develop tourist attraction

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has denied allegations that it usurped land belonging to residents in Tani village of Banteay Srei district’s Run Ta Ek commune in order to create a tourist attraction. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-denies-allegations-it-grabbed-land-develop-tourist-attraction

Sea fillers warned of legal actions

The Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities are working to identify people who have filled in the sustainable Use Area in Koh Kong ’s Mondul Seima district and an area of sea in Preah Sihanouk’s Stung Hav district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sea-fillers-warned-legal-actions

Encroachers try pillars in Koh Kong

Thousands of square metres of state forest land in roughly 11ha of state reserve land in Koh Sdech village, Koh Sdech commune, Kiri Sakor district, Koh Kong province, were illegally encroached upon by unknown people. They have installed concrete and wooden pillars. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachers-try-pillars-koh-kong

12 charged for violent protest in attempted land grab case

Kandal Provincial Court yesterday charged 12 men accused of stealing around one hectare of a villager’s land in Kandal province, forging a land deed and selling it to a land broker in 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815756/12-charged-for-violent-protest-in-attempted-land-grab-case/

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