More than 200 families in 2 villages in Saang district request the authorities to issue legal land titles

252 families in two villages in Teuk Vil commune, Saang district, Kandal province, asked the authorities to issue title title, claiming that they had occupied since 1979 and had a letter of occupation, but the authorities still refused to issue them while the authorities confirmed ...

Kheang Sokmean

Kampong Thom Provincial Court sentences two indigenous people to one year in land dispute

Kampong Thom Provincial Court sentences two indigenous representatives to one year in prison on “Violence against real estate owners” in connection with a land dispute with a rubber plantation developer. ...

Va Sopheanut

BRI-backed economic zone in Cambodia benefits local people’s lives, economy

Located in southwest Cambodia, the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ), a joint venture between Chinese and Cambodian companies, has not only positively impacted on local people’s lives, but also significantly contributed to the kingdom’s economic growth. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Land disputants doubtful that new government authority will bring justice

Locals from some communities with ongoing land disputes are not optimistic about the government’s new out-of-court dispute resolution authority. Prime Minister Hun Manet announced last month that the government body could resolve civil matters more quickly than Cambodia’s courts, but land disputants are wary of ...

Phon Sothyroth

US senators submit bill on funding landmine clearance in Indochina

Members of the US Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Tammy Baldwin of the Democratic Party from Wisconsin state, and Senator Jerry Moran of the Republican Party from Kansas state, have submitted a bipartisan bill that allocates funding for clearing landmines and other unexploded ordnances left over ...

Khmer Times Staff

Royal Government is preparing a new master plan to develop coastal provinces

Prime Minister Hun Manet said that the Royal Government of Cambodia is preparing a new master plan for the development of Sihanoukville and three other coastal provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff

APSARA brings lawsuit against Angkor Wat villagers for Obstructing Illegal Structure Demolition

A lawsuit has been filed by APSARA National Authority against seven villagers, including a commune police chief, who live around Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for allegedly inciting and obstructing public work in August. ...

Khuon Narim

Kampong Speu, Cambodia’s 13th province to be free of landmines

Cambodia Mine Action Authority (CMAA) has declared Kampong Speu a landmine-free province on October 30 with a celebration marked by the inauguration of an administrative building by Prime Minister Hun Manet. ...

Rov Hongseng

Manet declares Kampong Speu province mine-free

Prime Minister Hun Manet paid his respects to and commended the efforts of all mine action operators to clear landmines from Kampong Speu province and protect lives. ...

Post Staff

Hundreds of people near Angkor erupted in protest during the demolition of the Apsara Authority, accusing it of illegal construction

Hundreds of villagers from seven villages near Angkor in Khnat commune, Puok district and Teuk Vil commune, Siem Reap municipality, Siem Reap province, erupted in protest during the Apsara Authority’s demolition, accusing them of building illegally as they feared forced evictions and homelessness, according to ...

Kheang Sokmean

Cambodia’s Special Economic Zone: Decade of remarkable transformation under BRI

On the occasion of the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, an achievement unveiling ceremony took place in Beijing on Tuesday to mark the development of Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone during the past 10 years under the Belt and Road Initiative. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Global landmine victim assistance conference in Cambodia promises support to survivors

The third global conference on assistance to landmine victims concluded in the capital of Cambodia on Thursday, vowing to carry out actions and policies to improve the lives of survivors and affected communities, a senior Cambodian official said. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CMAA: Survivor support, disability rights crucial

Cambodia is hosting the Third Global Conference on Mine Victim Assistance from October 17-19 in Phnom Penh. Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), led a delegation of conference participants on a visit to local NGO Exceed Worldwide on ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodia ready to host the 5th Review Conference of Mine Ban Treaty

Cambodia is ready to host the 5th Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty: Siem Reap Angkor Summit on a Mine-Free World, which will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court of Appeal releases two land activists in Koh Kong province

The Sihanoukville Provincial Court of Appeal has decided to release two land activists on bail on charges of incitement and defamation in connection with a long-running land dispute in Koh Kong province. ...

Khuon Narim

Residents of some poor communities in Phnom Penh worried about evictions

Boeung Trabek community representative, Hour Seaklon, who is sitting in a house preparing vegetables for cooking with a sad face, told CamboJA that more than 40 families have not yet received land titles, despite promises from the authorities that will provide legal title after the ...

Runn Sreydeth

China’s BRI contributes tremendously to Cambodia’s economic, social development

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has contributed tremendously and timely to Cambodia’s economic and social development, with achievements enjoyed by the government and people of the Southeast Asian country, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth has said. ...

Khmer Times Staff

UXO casualties down one third to date in 2023

Officials from the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) reported that in the first nine months of the year, nearly 30 people were victims of unexploded ordnance (UXO), a reduction of around one third on the same period last year. ...

Chea Sokny

CDC approves investment of $256.56 million, ‘27K new jobs’

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved 26 private ventures in September, totalling an investment of $256.65 million, projected to create 27,262 jobs. ...

Hin Pisei

Years-long mediation leaves Bunong farmers indebted to multinational rubber firm

More than a decade after subsidiaries of multinational rubber firm Socfin Group forcibly cleared and seized the farms, burial grounds and sacred forests of Bunong indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province, the company now seeks to collect tens of thousands of dollars from these farmers for ...

Jack Brook and Khuon Narim

Cambodian villagers accuse Chinese mining company of infringing on their land

About 200 families in central Cambodia say they are in danger of losing hundreds of hectares of farmland – with or without compensation – to a Chinese gold mining company expanding its excavation area. ...

RFA Khmer Staff

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