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Former justice official busted for land crimes

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge has issued temporary detention warrants for former Ministry of Justice under-secretary of state Seng Sovannara and three accomplices. They were arrested by National Police on Friday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/former-justice-official-busted-land-crimes

Most land disputes in Pursat province settled

A majority of land disputes in Pursat province has been resolved through the provincial administration’s intervention efforts, an investigation by human rights group Licadho revealed. Nonetheless, one land dispute remains in need of government intervention. ...

Khan Chan Virak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732616/most-land-disputes-in-pursat-province-settled/

Municipal court charges two men for land fraud

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged and detained two land brokers accused of defrauding $1.5 million from a real estate businessman living in Phnom Penh over the sale of nearly 200 hectares of land in Kampong Speu province’s Oudong district last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726479/municipal-court-charges-two-men-for-land-fraud/

50,000 hectares in two sanctuaries registered as state land

The Environment Ministry has registered more than 50,000 hectares of protected area of the Peam Krasop and Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuaries as state land in a bid to eliminate land disputes in conservation areas. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714774/50000-hectares-in-two-sanctuaries-registered-as-state-land/

Official accused of stealing land

People from two villages in Sen Monorom commune, O’Raing district, in Mondulkiri province urged the authorities to prioritise a land dispute involving a former district council official who bought some plots but then allegedly proceeded to grab others belonging to people from nearby villages. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-accused-stealing-land

Poor families claim land concession sold to others

A group of 160 poor families from the Bunong indigenous community in Mondulkiri province’s Pech Chreada district have filed a complaint against their representative, accusing him of selling land earmarked for them as part of a social land concession. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poor-families-claim-land-concession-sold-others

Sihanoukville rents plummet as land prices stay stagnant

Sihanoukville, a once-sleepy seaside city in the Kingdom’s coastal province that has now become a ballooning enclave for Chinese-run construction and real estate, is now seeing house rental prices plummeting and land values stagnating. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687804/sihanoukville-rents-plummet-as-land-prices-stay-stagnant

Vathana Sabung to refile land dispute report to PM on behalf of villagers

Supreme Consultation Forum member Sok Sovann Vathana Sabung will file a second report to Prime Minister Hun Sen in a bid to resolve a land dispute concerning 225 families in Roka Khpos commune, Sa’ang district, Kandal province. Vathana Sabung, who is also Khmer Rise Party ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vathana-sabung-refile-land-dispute-report-pm-behalf-villagers

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

Officials investigate land swap in Kampong Speu

Authorities are investigating details of an alleged land swap between the Kampong Speu provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Touch Sarin Development Company. On Thursday The Post obtained a document outlining the deal that was submitted to the Ministers of Economy and Finance; ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-investigate-land-swap-kampong-speu

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/

Border guards get 500 homes

Soldiers and police officials were granted 500 houses on Tuesday by the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction and Stung Treng authorities on land allocated for social land concessions. The houses on land in Stung Treng province’s Sre Sambor and Prek Meas communes ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/border-guards-get-500-homes

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/

Ministry praises redevelopment of White Building as ‘model for future’

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has released a book detailing the process of development at the site of Phnom Penh’s White Building leading to the iconic structure’s demolition in 2017. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-praises-redevelopment-white-building-model-future

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/

Land titles issued on Koh Rong

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority is now distributing land titles to nearly 300 families in Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem communes after the government decided to reallocate more than 520 hectares of state land to people living there. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50303353/land-titles-issued-on-koh-rong/

Government swaps 30 hectares

The Ministry of Interior is giving 30 hectares of land to a well-connected development company in exchange for a smaller piece of land on the southern outskirts of Phnom Penh. The land swap, announced in a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on January 18, ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-swaps-30-hectares

Apsara takes on tycoon in land row

The Apsara Authority yesterday demarcated some of its land in Siem Reap town’s Slakram commune to prevent encroachment by a development tycoon. ...

Khmer Times
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101348/apsara-takes-tycoon-land-row/

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

Families win land dispute

More than 100 families in Takeo province have been given back their land after a dispute with the Sun Hour company and an individual landholder.​ The 137 families were told officially on Saturday that 915 hectares in Tram Kak district’s Trapaing Kranhoung commune would be restored ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5090358/families-win-land-dispute/

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