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Indigenous representatives in Mondulkiri seek Prime Minister's intervention to keep community land

Representatives of indigenous peoples in Mondulkiri province file a petition at the office of Prime Minister Hun Sen to keep more than 200 hectares of community land for residents and stop giving that land to a private company for development that will affect their livelihood. ...

Saut Sokprathna
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/26/indigenous-representatives-in-mondulkiri-seek-prime-ministers-intervention-to-save-community-land/

Indigenous people gather in front of Kampong Thom Provincial Court as a witness testifies in their land case

On Friday, more than 20 representatives of the Kuy indigenous group in Ngon commune, Sandan district, Kampong Thom province gathered in front of the Kampong Thom Provincial Court while an indigenous witness testifies to the case of their representative involved in a land dispute. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/04/indigenous-gather-in-front-of-kampong-thom-court-as-a-witness-testifies-in-their-land-case/

Kbal Romeas Community requests authorities to provide 3,000 hectares of communal land

The Kbal Romeas community requests the authorities to help protect their forests from the Chinese company Sivgex and expedite the establishment of another 3,000 hectares of their communal land. ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/19/kbal-romeas-community-requests-authorities-to-create-3000-hectares-of-collective-land/

Communal titling ends in relief for some, anxiety for others

Indigenous communities attempting to register communal lands are often left in bureaucratic limbo and are at risk of losing this land, advocates said this week, even as the government handed more than 4,000 hectares to three communities in May. ​ ...

ភិន រតនា
https://vodenglish.news/communal-titling-ends-in-relief-for-some-anxiety-for-others/

Indigenous families block land grab in Kampong Speu

Indigenous Suoy families say they have blocked a company formerly chaired by the prime minister’s nephew Hun Chea from clearing their farmland in Kampong Speu, and are seeking compensation. ...

Roun Ry
https://vodenglish.news/indigenous-families-block-land-grab-in-kampong-speu/

Brao, Kreung communities receive 4,000 hectares in Ratanakiri

Around 4,000 hectares of state forests have been transferred to collective ownership by indigenous groups in Ratanakiri, according to government decrees. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/brao-kreung-communities-receive-4000-hectares-in-ratanakiri/

ACU urged to probe Phnom Tamao land irregularities

Baitong Warriors, a local environment activist group, have submitted a letter to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities concerning more than 2,000ha of the Tamao Mountain forest reserve following news of a dairy farm’s relocation to the area. ...

Pann Rethea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-urged-probe-phnom-tamao-land-irregularities

Bunong testimony sought in vandalism inquiry

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court Prosecutor’s Office has summoned 12 Bunong indigenous people to testify in a case of alleged violence and destruction of property, which took place on November 17 last year. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-testimony-sought-vandalism-inquiry

Three Bunong summoned over death threat in M’kiri

Mondulkiri provincial Military Police have summoned three members of the Bunong indigenous community in Sokdum commune’s Laoka village of Sen Monorom town to appear on May 19 over accusations that they disregarded the court ruling and used violence and made death threats against a local ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-bunong-summoned-over-death-threat-mkiri

Bunong seek burial grounds justice

Six representatives of the Bunong indigenous community have filed a complaint with the Mondulkiri Provincial Court seeking an investigation into their commune and village chiefs, who they alleged had turned a blind eye to infringement on their traditional burial grounds.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-seek-burial-grounds-justice

Adhoc report false: officials

Officials from the Pursat and Mondulkiri provincial administrations have rejected the findings of a new Adhoc report which claimed that wrongful arrest, allegations and detention of people involved in land disputes was rampant, and that corruption was rife in the mediation of such cases. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adhoc-report-false-officials

Bunong decry encroachment

Fifty-three Bunong indigenous families in Kbal Romeas commune Stung Treng province’s Sesan district have accused a company of illegally setting up boundary poles for a plantation and encroaching on community land, an accusation the provincial authorities have denied.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-decry-encroachment

HAGL denies Ratanakkiri land clearing

Five civil society organisations urged the government to take action against Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), a Vietnamese agribusiness firm, for alleged land clearing activities on areas allocated to indigenous communities in Ratanakkiri province’s Andong Meas district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hagl-denies-ratanakkiri-land-clearing

Kandal villagers allege collusion

Some 200 families in Anlong and Boeung Krochab Choeung villages, in Prek Tameak commune, Khsach Kandal district, in Kandal province, have expressed concern over the clearing and landfilling activities in the natural lake area. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-villagers-allege-collusion

Indigenous groups call on gov’t for speedy registration of collective land

Representatives of 24 indigenous groups from 15 provinces on Thursday urged the government to solve their outstanding land dispute and expedite the process of registering their collective farmland to prevent private companies grabbing it. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/indigenous-groups-call-govt-speedy-registration-collective-land

Bunong families petition PM

Four villagers representing more than 1,800 Bunong ethnic families who are embroiled in a territorial spat in Mondulkiri province petitioned two ministries and Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday.They want the authorities to push the local authority to revoke the private ownership of a portion ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-families-petition-pm

Sar Kheng proposes land dispute resolution

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng has proposed the establishment of a village and the construction of roads for the people living on a disputed land plot in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. Metre Pheap received approval for an agro-industry ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-proposes-land-dispute-resolution

Villagers want land dispute resolution

Representatives of more than 1,000 families from Prek Sleng commune in Kandal province’s Kandal Steung district went to the commune and district hall yesterday to request that authorities resolve their land dispute with the Heng Development Company. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106697/villagers-want-land-dispute-resolution/

Man faces defamation suit amid land-clearing claims

An activist in Stung Treng province has been hauled before commune authorities, threatened with a defamation suit and allegedly warned he could be beaten to death for exposing land clearing in his native Thala Borivat district. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-faces-defamation-suit-amid-land-clearing-claims

For rural minorities, land remains in limbo

Eighteen years ago, long before the roads cutting through the red hills of Ratanakkiri were paved, some 300 indigenous Kreung families living on a hill above a stream in O’Chum district sent a petition to the Ministry of Land Management. ...

Aisha Down
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/topstory/rural-minorities-land-remains-limbo-120583/

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