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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/

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

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/

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/

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/

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/

Firm accused of grabbing indigenous community’s land in Stung Treng

More than 30 families from the Kreung indigenous community in Talat commune’s Rumpat and Talat villages in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district claimed that a private company had cleared their plantations. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firm-accused-grabbing-indigenous-communitys-land-stung-treng

Five Bunong members to testify over land dispute

Five Bunong indigenous people were summoned by Mondulkiri provincial police to testify on May 3 about a minor criminal complaint filed by a citizen who claimed the accused had built illegal structures on private property ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-bunong-members-testify-over-land-dispute

ANA denies allegations it grabbed land to develop tourist attraction

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has denied allegations that it usurped land belonging to residents in Tani village of Banteay Srei district’s Run Ta Ek commune in order to create a tourist attraction. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-denies-allegations-it-grabbed-land-develop-tourist-attraction

12 charged for violent protest in attempted land grab case

Kandal Provincial Court yesterday charged 12 men accused of stealing around one hectare of a villager’s land in Kandal province, forging a land deed and selling it to a land broker in 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815756/12-charged-for-violent-protest-in-attempted-land-grab-case/

Indigenous villagers in dispute over land titles

Indigenous villagers in Romnea commune of Mondulkiri province’s Sen Monorom town have lodged complaints disputing authorities’ issuance of titles to their lands in the names of unrelated individuals. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/indigenous-villagers-dispute-over-land-titles

Mondulkiri Bunong community seeks return of forest land

More than 200 indigenous Bunong families in Mondulkiri province have asked authorities to retrieve 5ha of community forest land they claim had been secretly stolen from them by speculators. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-bunong-community-seeks-return-forest-land

Security guard shot dead over land dispute in Kampot province

A land dispute between residents and So Nguon Group Co Ltd escalated into a confrontation yesterday, leaving one security guard dead at the scene and one seriously injured. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784582/security-guard-shot-dead-over-land-dispute-in-kampot-province/

‘Do not get cheated into grabbing land,’ says B Meanchey governor

The Banteay Meanchey provincial administration appealed to residents not to be cheated into grabbing land in the Tapen 2 Forest Restoration and Broadcast Station at Svay Chek district’s Slakram commune. Governor Um Reatrey told The Post on Tuesday that a provincial administration investigation found that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/do-not-get-cheated-grabbing-land-says-b-meanchey-governor

Kampong Speu lawyer sued for defamation in land case

Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organization director Chea Hean appeared for questioning on Wednesday over a case against Kampong Speu provincial deputy prosecutor Tong Ratana. Ratana is being sued by Sieng Samen for “defamation, and preventing private land clearing”. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-lawyer-sued-defamation-land-case

Villagers protest over Kandal development

About 300 villagers from Kandal province’s Kandal Stueng district who are locked in a land dispute with the Heng Development Company gathered in front of the provincial hall yesterday asking for help in solving their case. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109479/villagers-protest-kandal-development/

Kandal families allege official intimidation

Sixteen families in Kandal have accused a purported Interior Ministry official of sending soldiers to intimidate them to take their land, though the official denied the claims and said no such dispute existed at all. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-families-allege-official-intimidation

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