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Mystery over Stung Treng cleared forest land to be solved

Sesan district governor said he will solve the mystery surrounding illegally cleared forest land after more than 50 families appealed to the Stung Treng provincial authorities for an investigation into the clearing of hundreds of hectares in Kbal Romeas commune’s Krabei Chrom village.   ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949090/mystery-over-stung-treng-cleared-forest-land-to-be-solved/

The great Koh Kong land rush: Areas stripped of protection by Cambodian gov’t being bought up

In July, conservationists in Cambodia sounded the alarm over a regulation that saw eight protected areas in Koh Kong province collectively lose territory twice the size of Phnom Penh, the country’s capital. Officials said the move, affecting nearly 127,000 hectares (314,000 acres) under Sub-decree No. ...

Gerald Flynn
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/10/the-great-koh-kong-land-rush-areas-stripped-of-protection-by-cambodian-govt-being-bought-up/

Commune chief denying alleged land-grab scheme

Th chief of Prasat commune in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district denied allegations that he had conspired to take residents’s land in village II. ...

Om Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chief-denying-alleged-land-grab-scheme

Families locked in Kandal land row seek compromise

Most of the 329 families from seven villages with crops planted on state land in the Chamkar Barang area of Tuol Prich commune in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district have refused to accept the inter-ministerial settlement policy that seeks to relocate them to make way ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-locked-kandal-land-row-seek-compromise

Villagers in Koh Kong seek land dispute resolution

197 families in Koh Kong province’s Chi khor loeu commune, Sre Ambel district have filed a complaint to the Ministry of Interior to take legal action against the Heng Huy Company which has supposedly encroached on more than 400 hectares of their land. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50931236/villagers-in-koh-kong-seek-land-dispute-resolution/

Gov’t rejects firm’s bid to reclaim lake for satellite city

The Government has rejected an application by a private company wishing to purchase 1,000 hectares of land in Kandal province to develop a satellite city. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929759/govt-rejects-firms-bid-to-reclaim-lake-for-satellite-city/

Kuoy families in Preah Vihear worry over land issue

More than 250 indigenous Kuoy families in Preah Vihear province have refused to accept compensation from a gold mining company that has offered them just $500 per hectare of land. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929763/kuoy-families-in-preah-vihear-worry-over-land-issue/

Man bulldozes Bunong tribe’s crops

A man accused of encroachment has bulldozed 10 hectares of rice and crops planted by 18 Bunong families on land they settled since 1992 in Mondulkiri province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50927735/man-bulldozes-bunong-tribes-crops/

Displaced residents of land for new airport offered land swap

Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophorn told Khmer Times yesterday that 11 families who don’t want to accept a cash settlement for their land within the construction area of the new international airport can choose a “land swap” instead. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50924006/displaced-residents-of-land-for-new-airport-offered-land-swap/

Government cedes another 20 hectares of Ta Mouk Lake

The government gave up another 20 hectares of Ta Mouk Lake for a private development building and other infrastructure. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50920929/government-cedes-another-20-hectares-of-ta-mouk-lake/

Oddar Meanchey’s authorities issue warning to land encroachment instigators

The Oddar Meanchey Provincial Administration issued a public to people who incited people to illegally encroach on state land to cease their illegal activities immediately. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50919920/oddar-meancheys-authorities-issue-warning-to-land-encroachment-instigators/

Koh Kong probes encroachment onto state land

The Botum Sakor district authorities in Koh Kong province are continuing to investigate cases involving hundreds of people illegally encroaching on more than 15ha of state land. District governor Hak Leng said on July 6 that the land in question has been allocated from the protected ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-probes-encroachment-state-land

Commune chiefs back-pedal on state land signatures

Authorities in several provinces have issued letters annulling their previously signed orders regarding land occupied in protected areas and biodiversity corridors after the Ministry of Environment issued a letter in May calling their actions illegal. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chiefs-back-pedal-state-land-signatures

Man to face court over Koh Kong land

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration is building a case against a man who allegedly forged documents claiming to represent nearly 1,000 families making requests to clear land in conservation and nature reserve areas in Koh Kong and Botum Sakor districts.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-face-court-over-koh-kong-land

Encroachment on Tonle Sap flooded forest land persists

Battambang provincial officials said land encroachment still occurred on thousands of hectares of flooded forest land bordering Tonle Sap Lake, and authorities lacked the resources to protect these areas.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachment-tonle-sap-flooded-forest-land-persists

Koh Kong authorities say offer in land dispute is fair

Koh Kong Provincial Administration officials have said that an ongoing land dispute in Botum Sakor district is nearing an end, with 70 of 131 families accepting the government’s offer for a resolution which it deems fair. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866528/koh-kong-authorities-say-offer-in-land-dispute-is-fair/

Illegal company stopped from filling flooded forest in Banteay Meanchey

An illegal company that was not identified was stopped by authorities from filling in a protected flooded forest area in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866527/illegal-company-stopped-from-filling-flooded-forest-in-banteay-meanchey/

At least 17 people arrested for grabbing state land

At least 17 people have been arrested for encroaching on state land in Preah Vihear province’s Kulen district. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50865370/at-least-17-people-arrested-for-grabbing-state-land/

Villagers protest farmland clearing for Phnom Penh airport project

More than 40 families living in Boeung Khyang commune’s Kampong Talong village in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district have set up tents to guard their rice fields and blocked a road into their village to prevent a construction company from using machinery to clear their ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-protest-farmland-clearing-phnom-penh-airport-project

Tycoon Sok Bun land grab trial reaches Appeal Court

The Appeal Court yesterday heard the case of Tycoon Sok Bun and five former Koh Rong commune officials who were convicted to between five and seven years in prison each over a land grab bid between 2016 and 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50858783/tycoon-sok-bun-land-grab-trial-reaches-appeal-court/

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