Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Hun Sen: CPP properly implements racial and religious harmony policy

Hun Sen, Prime Minister and President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), reaffirmed on Thursday that CPP has carried out well the policy of racial and religious harmony, which allows all religions to coexist. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM: Religion plays key role in building mental peace and social security

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said on Thursday that religion plays a key role in building mental peace, social security, and religious harmony in Cambodia and around the world. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Civil society groups call on government to add more inputs on access to information law to reduce corruption

Civil society organizations and indigenous peoples’ representatives call on the government to disclose information to the public and include additional elements in the “Right to Information Law” to reduce corruption while they still face some challenges in obtaining sensitive information from government. ...

Nat Sopheap

Vietnam, Cambodia boost cooperation in culture, art

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong and  secretary of state and spokesman of Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts Long Ponnasirivath signed a cultural and artistic cooperation programme for the 2023 – 2027 period at a meeting in Ho ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kbal Romeas Community requests authorities to provide 3,000 hectares of communal land

The Kbal Romeas community requests the authorities to help protect their forests from the Chinese company Sivgex and expedite the establishment of another 3,000 hectares of their communal land. ...

Meng Kroypunlok

Mondulkiri officials probe Bunong logging allegations

Mondulkiri provincial environment officials are working to identify loggers who a Bunong indigenous community accused of clearing nearly 100ha of community forest in Koh Nhek district’s Rayum commune. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Communal titling ends in relief for some, anxiety for others

Indigenous communities attempting to register communal lands are often left in bureaucratic limbo and are at risk of losing this land, advocates said this week, even as the government handed more than 4,000 hectares to three communities in May. ​ ...

ភិន រតនា

Indigenous families block land grab in Kampong Speu

Indigenous Suoy families say they have blocked a company formerly chaired by the prime minister’s nephew Hun Chea from clearing their farmland in Kampong Speu, and are seeking compensation. ...

Roun Ry

Mondulkiri indigenous request authorities to stop encroachment of forest land at Phnom Prech wildlife sanctuary

Representatives of indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province request the Ministry of Environment and relevant institutions to investigate and prevent illegal forest land expansion at “Phnom Prech Wildlife Sanctuary” from an unidentified group and punish them according to the law. ...

Nat Sopheap

Guatemala and Cambodia to foster culture and trade cooperation

The Republic of Guatemala is committed to further promote the cooperation on culture and trade with Cambodia. The commitment was made by Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona, newly-appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala to Cambodia, while paying a courtesy call on Cambodian Acting Head of ...

Khmer Times Staff

Brao, Kreung communities receive 4,000 hectares in Ratanakiri

Around 4,000 hectares of state forests have been transferred to collective ownership by indigenous groups in Ratanakiri, according to government decrees. ...

Mech Dara

NGO urges law amendments to provide for indigenous people

The draft amendment of the Law on Protected Areas and the Forestry Law should provide indigenous communities with traditional right to livelihood and beliefs, protection and management of natural resources, a non-government organisation said at a press conference yesterday. ...

Tith Kongnov

Indigenous Kuoy call for Preah Roka forest crime investigation

The Kuoy indigenous community in Preah Vihear province has called for relevant institutions to investigate the true scale of forest crimes in the Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary after finding 249 cases in August. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Indigenous communities ask for government intervention in land disputes

The representatives of two different indigenous communities in Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear provinces are calling for government intervention to help solve long-running land disputes in their communities. ...

Try Thaney

U.S. deeply values and admires Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage

The United States has deeply valued and admires Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage, underlined Eric Catalfamo, Director of Cultural Heritage Centre in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, when addressing the International Conference on Cultural Property Protection in Siem ...

Khmer Times Staff

Preah Vihear’s indigenous patrollers red flag Preah Roka logging

Indigenous community patrollers found around 250 cases of suspected deforestation at Preah Vihear’s Prey Preah Roka forest during two patrols in July and August, and are urging authorities to allow more patrols into the forest. ...

Meng Kroypunlok

Cambodia, India speak highly of cultural cooperation

Cambodia and India have highly valued their cultural cooperation focusing mainly on ancient temple conservation, Sanskrit and Khmer language studies, young leaders’ exchange, and textiles museum enhancement. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ratanakiri land dispute escalates amid indigenous frustration

Nine Tampoun villagers are facing an imminent court verdict over allegedly stealing wood from a Chinese concessionaire with which Ratanakiri communities have been locked in an escalating dispute. ...

Phin Rathana

Ratanakiri Land Dispute Escalates Amid Indigenous Frustration

Nine Tampoun villagers are facing an imminent court verdict over allegedly stealing wood from a Chinese concessionaire with which Ratanakiri communities have been locked in an escalating dispute. ...

Phin Rathana

Ratanakiri court drops charges against four forestry activists

The Ratanakiri Provincial Court has dropped forest-clearing charges against four indigenous forestry activists after a crime was not found, according to a rights group supporting the activists. ...

Meng Kroypunlok

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