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Governors told to look at public land seizures

The Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers, Hing Thorasky, has issued a report ordering ministers and three provincial governors to check for irregularities among lower-level officers who have illegally seized public land. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/governors-told-look-public-land-seizures

Ministry to resolve all state land disputes by next year

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday the Land Management Ministry has committed to resolving all disputes involving state land in the Kingdom by next year. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694708/ministry-to-resolve-all-state-land-disputes-by-next-year

Illegal land markers removed on Mondulkiri province plot

More than 200 markers planted illegally in Mondulkiri’s O’Raing district have been removed, with provincial authorities now on the lookout for those responsible for the crime. O’Raing district governor Siek Mony told The Post on Saturday that some 10 police officers went to Sen Monorom ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-land-markers-removed-mondulkiri-province-plot

Lawsuit filed against local Mondulkiri leaders

Two separate complaints were filed at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court against four people including the first deputy chief of Bou Sra commune, in Pech Chreada district, and a provincial deputy governor. The case concerned the issuance of land titles on forest land and secretly digging ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lawsuit-filed-against-local-mondulkiri-leaders

‘Do not get cheated into grabbing land,’ says B Meanchey governor

The Banteay Meanchey provincial administration appealed to residents not to be cheated into grabbing land in the Tapen 2 Forest Restoration and Broadcast Station at Svay Chek district’s Slakram commune. Governor Um Reatrey told The Post on Tuesday that a provincial administration investigation found that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/do-not-get-cheated-grabbing-land-says-b-meanchey-governor

General ordered by court to dig out soil in Koh Kong land grab

The Koh Kong Provincial Court has temporarily suspended the business of two-star major general Tun Dieth and ordered him to dig out the soil with which he had filled in a canal in Khemarak Phoumin city’s Smach Meanchey commune after he was accused of land ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/general-ordered-court-dig-out-soil-koh-kong-land-grab

Koh Kong authorities reverse reclamation project

Koh Kong authorities yesterday began removing dirt from a land reclamation site belonging to an army two-star general in Khemarak Phoumint city. On December 3, provincial authorities filed a complaint against Major General Tun Deat, deputy chief of RCAF’s Cambodia-Thai border affairs, for reclaiming a ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673041/koh-kong-authorities-reverse-reclamation-project

Markers set in Doh Kramom area to prevent encroachment

The provincial administration and the Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction in Mondulkiri province planted 53 stone markers around the Doh Kramom mountain area to protect it from any further encroachments. But the indigenous community claimed that the planting of markers, which was ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/markers-set-doh-kramom-area-prevent-encroachment

Families instructed to remove illegal huts near Phnom Kulen

The Banteay Srei district authority in Siem Reap province ordered some 1,000 families to dismantle hundreds of huts they had illegally built to grab state land near Phnom Kulen, in Tbeng Lech village and Srah Khvav village in Tbeng commune. District governor Khim Finan said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-instructed-remove-illegal-huts-near-phnom-kulen

Commune chief denies grab collusion in Kandal province

A commune chief in Kandal province has denied local media reports that he and some 50 families colluded to secretly sell nearly 250ha of state-owned lake land in Prekbak and Speandek villages, in Loeuk Dek district’s Prek Tonloap commune. The provincial Department of Land Management, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chief-denies-grab-collusion-kandal-province

Kampong Speu chief nullifies land ownership in wildlife sanctuary

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang has reclaimed 413ha of state land that he said had been illegally occupied in Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Oral district’s Trapaing Chor commune. In a letter seen by The Post on Sunday, the governor said You Sithat had ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-chief-nullifies-land-ownership-wildlife-sanctuary

Sihanoukville buildings encroaching on pavement demolished

Sihanoukville authorities demolished two buildings on Wednesday that encroached on the pavement, dismantled seven canvas structures and dug up five stone terraces after their owners failed to comply with repeated instructions to remove the obstructing structures themselves. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sihanoukville-buildings-encroaching-pavement-demolished

More than 200 protest over land woes in Preah Sihanouk

More than 200 villagers from Stung Hav and Prey Nop districts yesterday held a protest in front of Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall over land disputes and a delay in the issuing of titles for state land which the government had agreed to transfer to some of ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50606516/more-than-200-protest-over-land-woes-in-preah-sihanouk/

Kandal state land reclassified

The government has approved the reclassification of 70-hectares of land along the Mekong river in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district for Khun Sear Import and Export Company to rent. According to a letter signed on May 2 by Chhit Sokhon, a secretary of state at ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50606127/kandal-state-land-reclassified/

Villagers warned to be wary of ill-intentioned land agents

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra on Tuesday warned villagers not to believe ill-intentioned land agents and called on people to stop all illegal grabbing of state-owned land or face punishment in accordance with the law. He said that because land prices had increased dramatically, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-warned-be-wary-ill-intentioned-land-agents

O’Touk area development ‘a concern’

Civil society organisations monitoring land disputes in Preah Sihanouk province continue to voice concerns over the environmental impact of developing public land after permission was granted to reclaim a site in the O’Touk area to build a boat terminal. Sok Sokhom, the director of the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/otouk-area-development-concern

Evictees speak of hopelessness

Ouk Chetana, a 39-year-old mother of two, sits on a bamboo bed in a temporary home after the house she had lived in since 2009 was destroyed by authorities, as the village she shared with some 200 other families was deemed to have encroached on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/evictees-speak-hopelessness

Koh Kong agriculture head denies selling state property

Meng Leang, the director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Koh Kong department, has rejected allegations by local media that he sold state land, as the ministry investigates the matter. Meng Leang told The Post that the media reports are completely false. He ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-agriculture-head-denies-selling-state-property

Apsara Authority puts up signs to foil land grabs

The Apsara Authority has been installing boards informing the public on the prohibition against buying and selling land in Siem Reap province’s Angkor area, following recent Facebook posts of land sales in the world heritage protected site. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal on Thursday said it ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50579040/apsara-authority-puts-up-signs-to-foil-land-grabs-2/

Preah Vihear villagers band at PM residence in Phnom Penh, seek resolution to land dispute

Some 200 villagers from Preah Vihear province gathered at Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in Phnom Penh on Thursday to deliver a petition seeking a resolution to their long-running land dispute. They also sought the release of 13 villagers who had been detained since January 19 for ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-villagers-band-pm-residence-phnom-penh-seek-resolution-land-dispute

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