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Labour rights groups start campaign over seniority pay

Representatives of unions, federations, associations and civil society organisations working on the promotion of labour rights in Cambodia have joined together in a campaign to demand seniority pay. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755304/labour-rights-groups-start-campaign-over-seniority-pay/

NGO report: Gov’t wrong to evict poor

Prek Pnov district authorities have denied a report by NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) which claims that it continued to evict poor families from their homes over the past three months while they struggled financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-report-govt-wrong-evict-poor

Road impacts addressed

Addressing the economic and environmental impacts from two major road projects, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Tuesday said issues related to the renovations of National Road 2 are 98.5 per cent resolved while for National Road 22, it is 100 per cent ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-impacts-addressed

MRC story on livelihoods of fishing communities along the Mekong

The Mekong River Committee (MRC) today released a report on safeguarding livelihoods for fishing communities in Mekong countries, including Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698419/mrc-story-on-livelihoods-of-fishing-communities-along-the-mekong

Fifty houses bulldozed overnight as S’ville land dispute escalates

Fifty families claiming ownership of 5ha in Koki village, Bit Traing commune, in Prey Nop district, Preah Sihanouk province, on Monday protested on the site over claims that Ouk Sineth and his associates illegally encroached on their land, bulldozing their homes and crops during the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fifty-houses-bulldozed-overnight-sville-land-dispute-escalates

Social land concessions floated for residents hit by work on Sihanoukville canals

The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration has recommended those whose houses were torn down for encroaching on canals to seek social land concessions from the authorities. Provincial deputy governor Cheav Vichheak told The Post on Tuesday that Sihanoukville has five main canals with a cumulative length ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/social-land-concessions-floated-residents-hit-work-sihanoukville-canals

More illegal buildings to be demolished in Sihanoukville

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall is warning residents the authorities will begin demolishing  nearly 30 illegally built houses along canals and sidewalks in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune after Provincial Governor Kuoch Chamroeun ordered them to do so this week. “Provincial authorities have sent a letter to 29 ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50682045/preah-sihanouk-authorities-to-clear-homes-for-flood-reduction

Authorities dismantle stalls on Otres Beach

Some 62 Otres Beach stall owners plan to petition Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Ministry of Interior for a resolution after the Preah Sihanouk provincial authority dismantled their stalls on Wednesday, with some having been owned for more than 20 years. Preah Sihanouk Provincial ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-dismantle-stalls-otres-beach

Families’ evictions to be reviewed

Phnom Penh Municipal Council chairman Pa Socheatvong said the Municipal Hall has decided to temporarily suspend administrative action against eight families involved in a land dispute at the Russey Keo development area. Officials will be sent to investigate whether demolishing the houses of the eight ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-evictions-be-reviewed

Officials demolish 49 illegal huts in Siem Reap

After the authorities on Friday and Saturday dismantled 49 of some 1,000 huts which had been built illegally on forest land in Siem Reap’s Phnom Kulen National Park, Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan said on Sunday that a hunt was on for a group ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-demolish-49-illegal-huts-siem-reap

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

Families living around lake evicted

Prek Pnov district authorities have evicted families living illegally around Boeng Tamouk lake, Phnom Penh’s largest reservoir, part of which is to be reclaimed to build a market. Sim Sophang, district administrative chief, said there will be no compensation. “There is no policy to compensate them ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50605742/families-living-around-lake-evicted/

Eight people sent to court over violent protest

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday sent eight people to court for blocking National Road 4 and using violence against authorities in a land dispute in Prey Nop district’s Bit Traing commune. Four police officers and two commune security guards sustained injuries when the protesters ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eight-people-sent-court-over-violent-protest

HRW urges authorities to reveal activist whereabouts

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Cambodian authorities to immediately reveal the whereabouts of a land activist who was “forcibly disappeared” in Preah Vihear province. It said it was the first time such a thing had occurred since the country was ruled by a single ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hrw-urges-authorities-reveal-activist-whereabouts

Evictees speak of hopelessness

Ouk Chetana, a 39-year-old mother of two, sits on a bamboo bed in a temporary home after the house she had lived in since 2009 was destroyed by authorities, as the village she shared with some 200 other families was deemed to have encroached on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/evictees-speak-hopelessness

Cambodia orders rare investigation of shooting in land protest

Cambodian authorities have ordered an investigation into violent clashes over a land dispute in which a protester was shot, after a video clip of the incident sparked outrage on social media. A man was shot and a 10-year-old boy injured in the clash last week ...

Rina Chandran
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-landrights-crime/cambodia-orders-rare-investigation-of-shooting-in-land-protest-idUSKCN1PP1IW

Preah Sihanouk authorities to go ahead with demolition plan

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority will continue with plans to bulldoze some 20 homes in Sihanoukville, after authorities failed to find a solution to an ongoing land dispute with villagers during a visit on Monday. The homes, located in Village I, Commune I, have faced ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-authorities-go-ahead-demolition-plan

Villagers demand $250 payout for land grab

Some 1,000 villagers on Tuesday blocked National Road 2 in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district, each demanding compensation of $250 from the provincial authority for communal land they claim a former commune chief sold to a well-connected developer without their knowledge in 2008. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-demand-250-payout-land-grab

Activists have charges dropped

Phnom Penh Municipal Court dropped the charges against three land activists on December 14, rejecting the accusations of extortion and property damage brought against the trio by the owner of a development company.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-have-charges-dropped

Kratie authorities ban homes on riverbank after collapse

Authorities in Kratie province’s Chhloung district yesterday ordered villagers not to build houses and to remove those already built along the riverbank after five houses collapsed into the river on Tuesday. District governor Heng Sitha yesterday said that the authorities have banned the construction of ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50553933/kratie-authorities-ban-homes-on-riverbank-after-collapse/

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