Land

Border logging Man loses limbs in UXO explosion

A Cambodian attempting to cross into Thailand to log rosewood lost his right leg and arm after stepping on a landmine on Monday. ...

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Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/border-logging-man-loses-limbs-uxo-explosion

Ministry, NGOs discuss country’s biggest land disputes

Land Management Ministry officials met with a consortium of NGOs at their main office in Phnom Penh on Monday to discuss 11 of the country’s largest land disputes, despite decisions on resolving such matters normally being made at a sub-national level, a land rights advocate said on Monday. ...

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Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-ngos-discuss-countrys-biggest-land-disputes-128545/

Villagers, soldiers in land battle

Villagers involved in a long-running land dispute in Kratie province’s Sambor district have prevented soldiers from building a fence around disputed land that the army intends to use as a sniper training ground. ...

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Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-soldiers-land-battle

Opposition councilor held in land dispute

A villager and a CNRP councilor have been detained in a long-running land dispute in Kampong Thom province’s Prasat Ballangk district.

A team of police and officers from the provincial forestry administration on Friday demolished the homes of 17 families living on three hectares of disputed land in Thmar Samleang village in Kraya commune. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37378/opposition-councilor-held-in-land-dispute/

Acknowledging U.S. role in bombing, ambassador prioritizes demining efforts

William A. Heidt, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, says he is “very aware” of the historical role the United States played in the conflict in Cambodia, which is why he is seeking to prioritize the clearance of unexploded ordinance left behind by years of bombing. ...

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Sun Narin
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/acknowledging-us-role-in-bombing-ambassador-prioritizes-demining-efforts/3797476.html

Court rebuffs Koh Kong families seeking to reclaim land

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday rejected the request of five families from Koh Kong province to nullify the deals they made seven years ago to give up their land to a local sugarcane plantation on the grounds that they were coerced. ...

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Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-rebuffs-koh-kong-families-seeking-to-reclaim-land-127541/

Teen dead and child injured in B-40 explosion

One boy died and another was severely injured after an unexploded B-40 rocket they were playing with detonated in Boeng Daeng village, in Kampong Cham’s Stung Trang district, on Monday. ...

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Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teen-dead-and-child-injured-b-40-explosion

Hun Sen asked to stop military land seizure

Nearly 40 people representing 59 families from a village in Battambang province have submitted a petition asking Prime Minister Hun Sen to help solve their land dispute with soldiers. ...

 

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37235/hun-sen-asked-to-stop-military-land-seizure/

CMAC deminers, dogs going to work in Israel

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) will send demining experts and dogs to Israel today, as part of an apparent bid to improve relations between the two countries. ...

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Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-deminers-dogs-going-work-israel

Illegal logger loses foot to mine

An illegal logger lost a foot to an anti-personnel mine in Preah Vihear province near the border with Thailand on Saturday while searching for rosewood. ...

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Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logger-loses-foot-mine-0

Villagers reject City Hall offer

Chroy Changvar peninsula land disputants yesterday delivered a petition to the Ministry of Land Management rejecting City Hall’s proposal to take away 90 percent of their land for the development of a satellite city. ...

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Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-reject-city-hall-offer

Government threatens land rights protesters with legal action

The Commerce Ministry has threatened to take unspecified legal “measures” against anyone joining a protest against a sugarcane plantation who does not have a personal claim in the dispute.​ ...

 

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Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-threatens-land-rights-protesters-with-legal-action-127079/

More than 70 farmers accept sugar compensation, but 102 refuse

A long-running land dispute between 175 Koh Kong farmers and two sugarcane firms accused of stealing their land came a step closer to conclusion on Thursday after 73 of the farming families accepted compensation, a government official said. ...

 

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Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-than-70-farmers-accept-sugar-compensation-but-102-refuse-127005/

Large US bomb found in pond

Divers from the Cambodian Mine Action Center have recovered a 500-pound bomb dropped from US planes on to Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district. ...

 

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Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36792/large-us-bomb-found-in-pond/

Families call for return of land

A group of 20 people representing 554 families locked in a 10-year land dispute yesterday submitted a petition asking the government to end the lengthy conflict. ...

 

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36748/families-call-for-return-of-land/

Old US bombs revive dispute over $500m war-era debt

The head of Cambodia’s largest demining operator cited Monday’s disposal of a pair of decades-old American bombs as part of the government’s mounting efforts to shame the U.S. into canceling the country’s ballooning war-era debt, which now stands at about $500 million. ...

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Phan Soumy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/old-us-bombs-revive-dispute-over-500m-war-era-debt-126478/

Women’s Day plea for Vanny

Communities affected by land disputes have used the occasion of International Women’s Day today to urge the government to free activist Tep Vanny. They also called for the release of civil society organization officials and an NEC official who are being held in prison. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36220/women---s-day-plea-for-vanny/

Electronics plant construction starts

SVI Cambodia, the local subsidiary, signed a 50-year lease in July 2015 and says it hopes the​ construction work will be complete by October. ...

 

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36205/electronics-plant-construction-starts/

Kampong Speu pond digging unearths 350kg bomb

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday retrieved and neutralised a massive M117 bomb from Kampong Speu province’s Prek Kmeng commune, and safely detonated four smaller bombs found in Preah Sihanouk province on the same day. ...

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Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-pond-digging-unearths-350kg-bomb

Deadline set for Borei Keila

Phnom Penh authorities yesterday gave the remaining 15 families from the Borei Keila community one month to accept a settlement and end their long-running land dispute. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36223/deadline-set-for-borei-keila/

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