Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Hun Sen extends congratulations to Muslim community in conjunction with Ramadan

Prime Minister Hun Sen has extended his congratulations and best wishes to the Muslim community members in the country and around the world on Ramadan. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501050811/hun-sen-extends-congratulations-to-muslim-community-in-conjunction-with-ramadan/

Bunong block bulldozers, allege illegal land clearing

Fifty indigenous people in Mondulkiri province on March 15 stopped the clearing of forest land in Sokdom commune’s Laoka village, claiming that the site was reserved for collective land registration of the Bunong indigenous community. They said that clearing the land will result in the ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-block-bulldozers-allege-illegal-land-clearing

‘Cultural Landscape of the Bunong People’ named to international conservation advocacy programme

The “Cultural Landscape of the Bunong People” has been named to the 2022 World Monuments Watch, as one of 25 heritage sites deemed to be of worldwide significance, critical for the local community, and in urgent need of preservation. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cultural-landscape-bunong-people-named-international-conservation-advocacy-programme

200 indigenous people protest against company for land encroachment

Some 200 indigenous people in Mondulkiri province have come together to protest against a company for encroaching into their collective land. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501042590/200-indigenous-people-protest-against-company-for-land-encroachment/

Cambodia rewards Church for its contribution to society

The Vicar Apostolic of Phnom Penh, Bishop Olivier Michel Marie Schmitthaeusler (MEP) has been recognized by the Cambodian Government as representative of the Catholic Church for his contribution to society. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1042123/cambodia-rewards-church-for-its-contribution-to-society/

Ministry: Flag should not be used as part of clothing items

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts considers the use of the Cambodian flag as a fabric to design clothes a denigration of the core values of the “Nation, Religion, King” motto that represents the Khmer people. The ministry asked that manufacturers of such clothing ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-flag-should-not-be-used-part-clothing-items

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

Ministry refutes NGO’s claims of deforestation in santuaries

A senior Ministry of Environment official has hit back at some local and international NGOs for their reports on deforestation, which they claim has affected the rights of indigenous people. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-refutes-ngos-claims-deforestation-santuaries

development with indigenous communities in Cambodia

Angkor Resources Corp. has reported it has advanced the agreement with Jarai Indigenous communities by adding a latrine and water filter project, requested by and for communities on the Andong Meas license. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501014794/angkor-resources-expands-community-development-with-indigenous-communities-in-cambodia/

Mondulkiri officials under scrutiny over land

Pen Ean, a personal adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen, has submitted a letter to Minister of Interior Sar Kheng requesting that the ministry review the case O’Raing district governor Seak Mony of Mondulkiri province and other officials in that district who allegedly conspired to ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-officials-under-scrutiny-over-land

Indigenous people face delays in obtaining land titles

Indigenous community leaders have raised concerns about delays in obtaining Collective Land Titles (CLT). The bureaucratic process, already complex, has been further delayed by the pandemic’s impact. To date, 30 out of 455 CLTs have been granted. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501000763/indigenous-people-face-delays-in-obtaining-land-titles/

UN translates human rights’ info for indigenous peoples

The United Nations has translated a key human rights’ document into the Tumpoun indigenous peoples’ language so they can understand their right to participate in the development of their community. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50999924/un-translates-human-rights-info-for-indigenous-peoples/

Possible jail for monks at political rally events

The Ministry of Cults and Religion and other relevant stakeholders are expediting their work on drafting a Law on Religion in Cambodia with the intention to ban monks from participating in political protests. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/possible-jail-monks-political-rally-events

An industry first as Canadian mineral exploration firm helps indigenous communities

Angkor Resources Corp., a Canadian company engaged in mineral and oil/gas exploration in the Kingdom, has reported that implementation of its industry-first, precedent-setting agreement with the indigenous Jarai communities in northeastern Cambodia is off to a ‘good start’. ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50977878/an-industry-first-as-canadian-mineral-exploration-firm-helps-indigenous-communities/

Religious ceremonies and gatherings allowed to resume in Cambodia

The Ministry of Cults and Religious Affairs has authorised the resumption of all religious ceremonies and gatherings in Cambodia ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50969229/religious-ceremonies-and-gatherings-allowed-to-resume-in-cambodia/

Bunong crops destroyed by bulldozers

Mondulkiri province’s concession company is in the middle of a land dispute with more than 100 Bunong indigenous families living in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam and Sen Monorom communes, who allege it has cleared over 100 hectareas of their land with bulldozers ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50967830/bunong-crops-destroyed-by-bulldozers/

Indigenous people are poorly educated with health, livelihood challenged

The government and Civil Society Organisations have said that indigenous people in Cambodia are poorly educated and their health and livelihoods are also challenged with them living according to their traditional culture. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50965260/indigenous-people-are-poorly-educated-with-health-livelihood-challenged/

Gov’t rebuffs Human Rights Watch’s criticism about impact from Lower Sesan 2 Dam

The government yesterday refuted claims made by Human Rights Watch in a report which said: “The Lower Sesan 2 dam washed away the livelihoods of Indigenous and ethnic minority communities who previously lived communally and mostly self-sufficiently from fishing, forest-gathering, and agriculture.” ...

Chhun Sun Ly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/913179/govt-rebuffs-human-rights-watchs-criticism-about-impact-from-lower-sesan-2-dam/

Indigenous people express concern about land rights

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated yesterday as indigenous people living in Cambodia expressed their concern about their land rights and economic, cultural, political and natural resources’ rights. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50912600/indigenous-people-express-concern-about-land-rights/

Contact us

Contact us

Do you have questions on the content published by Open Development Cambodia (ODC)? We will gladly help you.

Have you found a technical problem or issue on the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website?

Tell us how we're doing.

Do you have resources that could help expand the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website? We will review any map data, laws, articles, and documents that we do not yet have and see if we can implement them into our site. Please make sure the resources are in the public domain or fall under a Creative Commons license.

File was deleted
ERROR!

Disclaimer: Open Development Cambodia (ODC) will thoroughly review all submitted resources for integrity and relevancy before the resources are hosted. All hosted resources will be in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons. We thank you for your support.

ycps9
* The idea box couldn't be blank! Something's gone wrong, Please Resubmit the form! Please add the code correctly​ first.

Thank you for taking the time to get in contact!