Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

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

Mondulkiri officials ‘cleared forest’

Members of the indigenous Bunong tribe and civil society organisations on Wednesday filed a complaint against local authorities in Mondulkiri for illegally clearing 300ha of protected forest. The cleared land is located in O’Raing district’s Pou Les village. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-officials-cleared-forest

Bunong complain of logging at Phnom Preah mountain

The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Me Pai village, Pou Chrei commune, in Pech Chreada district alleged that an estimated 100ha of protected forest at the foot of the Phnom Preah mountain had been illegally logged with help from local authorities. Sreunh Sinuon, a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-complain-logging-phnom-preah-mountain

Ministry highlights work to register indigenous lands

The Land Management Ministry has announced it has officially registered thousands of hectares of land for scores of ethnic minority communities across the Kingdom.​ In a statement issued after the meeting, the ministry said so far it has registered 28,522 hectares of indigenous land to ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50674242/ministry-highlights-work-to-register-indigenous-lands

Mondulkiri community objects to land demarcation

Representatives of the indigenous community in Mondulkiri province on Wednesday submitted three petitions to voice their objection against the planting of stone markers around the Doh Kramom mountain area by provincial officials last week. However, provincial officials said the case is still under review. A ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-community-objects-land-demarcation

Markers set in Doh Kramom area to prevent encroachment

The provincial administration and the Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction in Mondulkiri province planted 53 stone markers around the Doh Kramom mountain area to protect it from any further encroachments. But the indigenous community claimed that the planting of markers, which was ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/markers-set-doh-kramom-area-prevent-encroachment

Indigenous communities want more transparency around mining projects

Indigenous community representatives told a forum on extractive industries on Friday that they were concerned about the effects mining projects in their areas could have on their health and livelihoods, and asked that they be better informed by companies and the government. ...

Hun Sirivadh
https://vodenglish.news/indigenous-communities-want-more-transparency-around-mining-projects/

Indigenous groups call on gov’t for speedy registration of collective land

Representatives of 24 indigenous groups from 15 provinces on Thursday urged the government to solve their outstanding land dispute and expedite the process of registering their collective farmland to prevent private companies grabbing it. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/indigenous-groups-call-govt-speedy-registration-collective-land

Bunong group attends French court hearing over land dispute

Nine representatives of the Bunong indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province who claimed to have fallen victim to a development project by French firm Socfin-KCD appeared for questioning at the Tribunal of Nanterre in France on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-group-attends-french-court-hearing-over-land-dispute

Mondulkiri officials face land clearing collusion charges

A Mondulkiri commune chief and its head of police are among three people who could face up to five years in jail for allegedly allowing protected forest to be illegally cleared after complaints were filed with the provincial court. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mkiri-officials-face-land-clearing-collusion-charges

NGO, indigenous communities call for stronger conservation efforts

The NGO Forum on Cambodia and indigenous communities have called for stronger efforts on the conservation of indigenous languages and the development of indigenous peoples in the Kingdom. The request was made as more than 300 million indigenous people in over 90 countries around the world ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642249/ngo-indigenous-communities-call-for-stronger-conservation-efforts/

Kampong Speu indigenous group concerned over land loss

The Suoy indigenous people of the Kor Dauntey community in Kampong Speu have expressed concerns over the loss of reserve land for future generations after allegedly receiving a $2,500 per hectare offer. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-indigenous-group-concerned-over-land-loss

Socfin Cambodia announces success of 2018 CSR initiatives

Socfin Cambodia, a leader in the development and management of rubber plantations in the Kingdom, announced its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) accomplishments in a press release issued on Monday. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/socfin-cambodia-announces-success-2018-csr-initiatives

Complaint filed against sawmill boss

A forest protection community in Pech Chreada district’s Bou Sra commune in Mondulkiri province submitted a formal complaint on Tuesday against Saroeun Mab, the owner of four illegal sawmills who allegedly threatened three activists after they had taken photographs of suspected illegal logging in the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/complaint-filed-against-sawmill-boss

Mondulkiri forest community claim they received death threats from sawmill boss

Three community activists from Bou Sra commune in Mondulkiri province’s Pech Chreada district have claimed that they received death threats from the owner of four sawmills after they took photographs of alleged illegal logging from the community forest. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-forest-community-claim-they-received-death-threats-sawmill-boss

Five detained in illegal timber hauling

Another five people were arrested and five tractors seized in Preah Vihear province’s Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary late last week, but all were subsequently released after being educated and ordered to pay fines, an environmental ranger said on Sunday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-detained-illegal-timber-hauling

Mondulkiri families concerned for land as airport work begins

Several families in O’Raing district’s Sen Monorom commune in Mondulkiri province express concern that they will lose their plantation and community burial land after seeing machinery arrive to excavate soil for the construction of an airport. They say the excavation is taking place in a ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-families-concerned-land-airport-work-begins

‘Indigenous people must exercise rights’

While indigenous communities in the Kingdom have largely obtained equal rights, they need to step up their advocacy when facing abuses and threats to their traditions, conservation NGO Save Cambodia’s Wildlife (SCW) said. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/indigenous-people-must-exercise-rights

Authorities accused of ignoring logging

Bunong indigenous residents in Dak Dam commune in Mondulkiri province’s O’Raing district have accused the authorities of ignoring the clearing of community forest land at Chrey Thom waterfall resort and a local cemetery despite repeated complaints since 2017. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-accused-ignoring-logging

Ministry approves protected area status for Yeak Laom Lake in Ratanakkiri

The Ministry of Environment on Friday approved the registration of the Yeak Laom Lake community natural protected area in Ratanakkiri province to support the preservation of natural resources, culture and eco-tourism. The indigenous community hailed the decision, but said it had come too late to ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-approves-protected-area-status-yeak-laom-lake-ratanakkiri

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