Land

Land tenure and land titling

Director of nat’l park accused of Koh Kong land grab

Sak Setha, permanent secretary of state for the Ministry of Interior, issued a letter requesting that Koh Kong provincial governor Mithona Phuthong resolve a dispute over more than 5ha of land between the director of the Botum Sakor National Park and a resident. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/director-natl-park-accused-koh-kong-land-grab

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

Half of capital’s public land dwellers accept relocation

Speaking at a press conference on the progress and future direction of Phnom Penh on March 1, Deputy governor Keut Che said that from 2019 through 2021, the administration has solved the problems of 150 out of the 300 poor communities living on state public ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/half-capitals-public-land-dwellers-accept-relocation

Tatok community members waiting for land titles in dispute over ownership

The Tatok community is located alongside canal 03 in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, where 35 families live. They are waiting for City Hall to issue them land titles after submitting their petition in late 2018. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/tatok-community-members-waiting-for-land-titles-in-dispute-over-ownership/

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

Banteay Meanchey 20-year land dispute ends with lot draw

More than 1,000 families have drawn lots for land plots at Boeung 75 in Tuol Pongro commune’s O’Ampil village of Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district after a long-running dispute was resolved. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-20-year-land-dispute-ends-lot-draw

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

Ministry warns state forest land grabber of legal action

The Ministry of Environment has warned of legal action against a woman and her Australian husband for illegally occupying and selling 50ha of land in the protected area of Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pramuoy commune’s Stung Thmey village of Pursat province’s Veal Veng district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-warns-state-forest-land-grabber-legal-action

Huge swathes of land returned to state by evicted encroachers

Kampong Thom provincial authorities have determined that over 10,000ha of flooded forestland located in three different areas near the province’s Tonle Sap Lake shoreline have been illegally encroached upon, with more than 200 families having already returned in excess of 2,000ha of misappropriated land back ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-swathes-land-returned-state-evicted-encroachers

1,227 families in Koh Kong province receive land titles

The Ministry of Land Management and Koh Kong Provincial Authority have successfully resolved the land issue of 1,227 families involved in a land dispute with the Union Development Group (UDG). ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50958172/1227-families-in-koh-kong-province-receive-land-titles/

K Speu villagers seek solution to land row

A group of families have demanded Kampong Speu provincial authorities expedite the distribution of 54ha of land in Daun Ath village in the province’s Samrong district’s Skuh commune after they claimed rich and powerful individuals conspired with commune authorities to change ownership by altering the ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-speu-villagers-seek-solution-land-row

Ministry asserts power over state private land

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has reasserted its authority to conduct cadastral surveys of land plots that aim to establish leaseholder rights over state private land. State private land is legally defined as all property that belongs to the state but does ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-asserts-power-over-state-private-land

Kampot to issue park land titles

The Kampot provincial authorities will grant land titles for 2,500 plots covering 6,649ha in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park to local residents who applied for official occupation and usage permits, according to the provincial Department of Environment director Suy Thea. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-issue-park-land-titles

Further measures issued to stop land encroachment

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered all provincial governors to prevent encroachment on state-protected land to avoid land disputes. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742961/further-measures-issued-to-stop-land-encroachment/

Teams to compile data, give titles to citizens on state land

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Monday created 18 teams to compile and compare data on forests which are occupied by citizens in 24 provinces. The group’s formation came after Prime Minister Hun Sen last week ordered ministries to accelerate the release ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teams-compile-data-give-titles-citizens-state-land

Lawsuit filed against local Mondulkiri leaders

Two separate complaints were filed at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court against four people including the first deputy chief of Bou Sra commune, in Pech Chreada district, and a provincial deputy governor. The case concerned the issuance of land titles on forest land and secretly digging ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lawsuit-filed-against-local-mondulkiri-leaders

Land titles provided to residents in OCIC dispute

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said on Tuesday that residents affected by a Chroy Changvar satellite city development project by OCIC will have a solution soon.​ Sreng made the comments while granting land titles to 51 families who were affected by the project, noting ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-titles-provided-residents-ocic-dispute

Bunong seek assistance over suspected land grabs

The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Bou Sra commune on Friday sought Pich Chreada district hall’s assistance to probe several land plots located within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary that they suspect have been grabbed for private ownership. However, officials said that should ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-seek-assistance-over-suspected-land-grabs

Ministry eyes 100% land registrations

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction pledged to complete registering up to 94 per cent of land by next year and 100 per cent of some seven million plots by 2021. To that end, the ministry on Thursday launched its 21-point plan ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-eyes-100-land-registrations

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