Land transfers

Land sales and trades

Couple gets seven years in prison for land fraud scheme

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced a couple to seven years in prison for commiting land fraud in 2015. Siek Leng and Chan Boramey were found guilty of forging public documents, fraud and using fake public documents under Articles 629, 630 and 377 of ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/couple-gets-seven-years-prison-land-fraud-scheme

Apsara Authority warns of online posts illegally offering land

The Apsara Authority yesterday warned that it will take legal action against Facebook users who advertise land for sale located in the Angkor Archaeological Park. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said some Facebook account owners have advertised land for sale at the site which is ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50617075/apsara-authority-warns-of-online-posts-illegally-offering-land/

Apsara Authority puts up signs to foil land grabs

The Apsara Authority has been installing boards informing the public on the prohibition against buying and selling land in Siem Reap province’s Angkor area, following recent Facebook posts of land sales in the world heritage protected site. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal on Thursday said it ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50579040/apsara-authority-puts-up-signs-to-foil-land-grabs-2/

Selling of unregistered land scrutinised

A senior land management ministry official has warned that officials will take action against land dealers who sell unregistered plots amid a market boom. The warning came as the Ministry of Land Management yesterday held a workshop in Phnom Penh to disseminate a directive on ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50536613/selling-of-unregistered-land-scrutinised/

Scandals and problems are mounting in land sale deals

Scandals are beginning to brew now that the real estate market is expanding with more affordable housing and cheaper land prices. The situation has been exacerbated by the lack of laws governing the sector and managing stakeholder disputes. ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/scandals-and-problems-are-mounting-land-sale-deals

A road paved with promise

Land prices along one of Cambodia’s main highways have seen a slight increase in the first half of 2017, thanks to road improvements and residential developments, insiders say. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5073593/road-paved-promise/

Residents protest over land claimed by FEBC

A land dispute between Prek Pnov district residents and the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) came to a head on Sunday, with protesters claiming they were threatened and detained while company representatives and local officials said the demonstrators were peaceably removed. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/residents-protest-over-land-claimed-febc

White Building families given deadline to leave

The government has given more than 400 White Building families a six-week deadline to sign contracts and move out, allowing Japanese investors to begin redeveloping the property.   ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38906/white-building-families-given-deadline-to-leave/

Land disputes with Phanimex to be resolved

The Land Management Ministry has said it will resolve the land disputes in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district and Kandal’s Ponhea Leu district between Suy Sophan and more than 500 families. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35083/land-disputes-with-phanimex-to-be-resolved/

Preah Vihear officials charged in graft case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged two officials from the Preah Vihear mines and energy department with corruption yesterday, with a former colleague linking the charges to an illicit 2014 land sale. ...

Phak Seangly and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-officials-charged-graft-case

Plotted land trend spreading to numerous provinces

While big-scale land selling seems to be grinding to a halt, plotted land sales are understood to be picking up speed, spreading from Phnom Penh to many other provinces. ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/plotted-land-trend-spreading-numerous-provinces

Land prices drop in capital districts

Land prices in the capital’s Sen Sok and Tuol Kork districts saw a slight decrease in the second quarter relative to the year’s first quarter, which was blamed on a stagnant property market from earlier this year. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28974/land-prices-drop-in-capital-districts/

Residents assemble after land dispute

About 10 residents of Kandal province’s Mok Kampol district gathered in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction yesterday morning to ask for intervention from officials in an ongoing land dispute. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27369/residents-assemble-after-land-dispute/

Equality sought after land dispute

About 200 families gathered last week in a village in Koh Kong’s Kiri Sakor district, demanding compensation for their removal from land to make way for a Chinese-owned Union Development Group (UDG) project in 2011. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25729/equality-sought-after-land-dispute/

Up to 1,000 hectares of flooded forest threatened

About 1,000 hectares of flooded forest in Preah Sihanouk’s Prey Nup district, all of which is overseen by the provincial fisheries department, is under threat of being systemically divided and sold to a private company, according to officials. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24808/up-to-1-000-hectares-of-flooded-forest-threatened/

Two injured in shooting in sand-dredging dispute

Police said Thursday that a land dispute in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district was likely the motive for a drive-by shooting in the district on Wednesday that left two men with multiple gunshot wounds. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two-injured-in-shooting-in-sand-dredging-dispute-85897/

Selling off the farm one truckload at a time

The recent ban on dredging sand from the Mekong has resulted in some people resorting to more innovative measures to obtain landfill. On the island of Koh Oknha Tey, also known as Silk Island, people pay from 7,000 to 10,000 riels per cart-load for delivery ...

Bob Wiltshire
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12283/selling-off-the-farm-one-truckload-at-a-time/

Provisional sand dredging licenses awarded

The Ministry of Mines and Energy on Friday announced the provisional winners of its public auction to award four licenses to dredge sand on a stretch of the Mekong River clogged by a build-up of silt, which is obstructing the passage of vessels through the ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/provisional-sand-dredging-licenses-awarded-85500/

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