Environment ministry condemns Mother Nature activists after receiving petition

The Ministry of Environment condemned the environmental group Mother Nature Cambodia after its youth activists delivered a petition Monday to halt state land grants to private companies in Kirirom national park, according to a statement. ...

Eung Sea

Interior ministry accuses detained land rights activists of “Peasant Revolution”

Three Coalition of Cambodian Farmers Community (CCFC) staff members detained on Wednesday were allegedly plotting a Pol Pot-style “peasant revolution” based on evidence authorities found during a training workshop, Interior Ministry spokesperson Khieu Sopheak told CamboJA. ...

An Vicheth

Three detained CCFC staff face 10 years imprisonment on plotting, incitement charges

The president of Coalition of Cambodian Farmers Community (CCFC) and two of his colleagues were charged with plotting and incitement by the Ratanakiri provincial court on Monday, facing up to 10 years in prison, according to court spokesperson Keo Visoth. ...

Khuon Narim and Eung Sea

China’s BRI flagship project in Cambodia injects momentum to growth, improving livelihoods

The Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ), a flagship project in Cambodia under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has not only injected impetus into the kingdom’s economic growth, but also importantly contributed to improving livelihoods of tens of thousands of locals. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Three land rights activists detained, questioned by police after organizing training workshop

Kratie authorities detained and questioned 17 members of the land rights organization Coalition of Cambodia Farmers Community (CCFC) on Wednesday afternoon as the group returned to Phnom Penh by bus from a staff training workshop hosted in Ratanakiri. ...

An Vicheth

Cambodia, UN discuss mine clearance cooperation

Cambodian Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) Ly Thuch has met with Mrs. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) ...

Khmer Times Staff

PPSP back in black in Q1’23 with $5.7m net profit

A surge in land sales has helped tycoon Kith Meng’s Phnom Penh SEZ Plc (PPSP) to return to the black, posting $5.7 million net profit in the first quarter ended March 31 (Q1’23) after suffering a $680,743 net loss a year ago. ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam

Prime minister’s relative receives 30 hectares of Mondulkiri forest land

Government official Dy Panha received 30.79 hectares of land in northeastern Mondulkiri province cut from forest cover in a September sub-decree released publicly earlier this year.  ...

Eung Sea and Khuon Narim

Daun Ov community in Dangkor district has submitted a petition to the city hall to resolve the land issue

Nearly 80 people representing 56 families in Daun Ov community, Sangkat Cheung Ek, Khan Dangkor, who are worried about eviction, have urged the Phnom Penh authorities to expedite the issuance of land titles. And on-site development. ...

Phon Sotthyroth and Runn Sreydeth

Community forest land ‘grabbed’ in Preah Vihear

Residents of Kampong Sralao II commune in Preah Vihear province’s Chhep district have reported that around 200ha of their community forest land has been encroached upon by squatters from other provinces. ...

Post Staff

Dozens of houses destroyed after Bassac river bank collapses following years of sand dredging

Kim Maneth had lived in her home along the river bank in Kandal province for four decades before it collapsed, along with dozens of other homes in an area where sand dredging has been rampant for years. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Runn Sreydeth

‘Receding water levels’ behind collapse of forty houses into Bassac river

Kandal provincial authorities have explained that 40 homes collapsed into the Bassac River on April 24 due to receding water levels. ...

Chea Sokny

Tbong Khmum Provincial Court questioned two community representatives in connection with encroachment on state land

Two community representatives in Memot district were questioned by the Tbong Khmum Provincial Court in connection with allegations of illegal encroachment on state land as they allegedly did not act as alleged. ...

Phon Sottyroth

500 Kandal families petition authorities to halt evictions for airport development

Hundreds of families facing displacement from a $1.5 billion airport project in Kandal province petitioned the provincial governor Monday, requesting authorities grant them land titles and allow them to continue living on the land. ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth

Kampot oknha arrested over $40M of losses in realty ‘fraud’

Kampot provincial police arrested Chea Saron, who holds the honorific title Oknha, and his eight accomplices for alleged fraud perpetrated on over 2,000 families, bilking them out of nearly $40 million total through “scam” real estate projects. ...

Long Kimmarita

S Treng issues 30,000 titles in five years

In the past five years, systematic land registration in Stung Treng province – within the framework of the Land Administration Sub-Sector Programme – has been achieved in 35 villages, with more than 30,000 titles distributed to people across the province. ...

Sem Pisey

The cassava-boom undermining a leading conservation program

Sam Sak stands amidst a landscape of cleared earth, surrounded by cassava stems planted like flags to claim their place inside the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Jack Brook and Khuon Narim

Kandal airport developer begins direct negotiations with households seeking better compensation

Families facing eviction to make way for a $1.5 billion airport under construction in Kandal province continue to contest the compensation being offered by the project’s developer. This week the company began directly negotiating with some of the more than 60 families who had still ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth

Residents of Kandal get over 1,000 ‘hard titles’

The Kandal Provincial Administration on April 18 presented over 1,000 “hard titles” – the strongest form of property ownership certificate in the Kingdom – to more than 500 households in Anlong Ta Sek Leu village in Sa’ang district’s Prek Ambel commune. ...

Sem Pisey

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